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Saskatoon real estate week in review: July 31 - August 6, 2016


Just as they did during the same week of last year, Saskatoon real estate sales took a huge dip, perhaps due in part to a shortened work week. Local REALTORS® reported just 63 firm residential sales to the multiple listing service® for a weekly decline of 25 units, but still high enough to beat sales over the same period last year by one unit. With a high number of expired listings in the mix over the past two weeks, new listings spiked higher to 194, up from 170 last week from an annual increase of 15 homes.


The number of active MLS® listings available to buyers continued to trail lower, however slightly. Residential inventory sat at 2044 this morning, down from 2055 at the close of the previous week for a year-over-year increase of just 40 units. Today there are 1097 single-family homes for sale on the MLS® in Saskatoon, down from 1166 at this time last year. Condo inventory is higher, of course, growing from 646 at the close of the same week of 2015 to 768 today.


The luxury housing market continues to do quite well in Saskatoon with a remarkable number of sales in occurring above $800,000. This week there were three and those three listings contributed an average of over one million dollars each to the sales volume, skewing prices higher. The average sale price for the week reached its highest point this year at $382,792 even while the weekly median price fell to $325,000. Meanwhile, both the six-week average price and the four-week median sat at their annual peaks. The six-week average price grew by five thousand dollars from a week ago reaching $362,719 to finish ahead of where it sat a year ago, also by about 5K. The four-week median stayed steady at $345,000 to see a year-over-year decline of twelve hundred and fifty dollars.


Only one buyer made an offer of more than list price with that seller netting a $7,100 bonus while another five deals closed at the seller’s asking price. The remaining 57 sales went for less than asking price winning those buyers an average discount of $14,662. That number was skewed higher by a $120,000 on the highest priced sale of the week.


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Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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