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Saskatoon real estate week in review: July 5-11, 2015

It was one of just four weeks this year where the number of home sales exceeded those recorded during the same week last year. Saskatoon real estate agents reported a total of 96 residential sales to match last week’s numbers and finish up by 26 sales when compared against the same period last year.

New listings grew over last week as local REALTORS® added 205 properties to the multiple listing service®, for a week-over-week increase of nine properties, up seven from the same week a year ago.


Following the very first week this year that saw the total number of residential properties listed for sale fall, the inventory inched higher growing by just three to close the week with 2,031 Saskatoon homes offered for sale, up from 1,526 at this time last year. It seems likely to me that we have actually reached the peak for inventory numbers this year. With some slowing of new listings, and about 180 listings set to expire over the balance of the month I expect that we’ll soon be operating with fewer than 2000 listings. Taking a closer look at the major categories of housing we see 1,181 single-family homes, down from 1,202 last week, and ahead of last year’s levels by 249 homes. Condo inventory grew from 622 at the close of the previous week to 649 today for an annual gain of 177 units.


The median price of a Saskatoon home swung back to recover its losses recorded last week to close where it had the week before at $360,000. Some larger sales at the upper end of the market brought the average sale price higher too, as it reached $360,145. The longer term measures hardly budged. At the close of business Friday the six-week average price stood at $362,431 up just about one hundred dollars from the previous week, and down about four thousand dollars from where it was a year ago. The four-week median price remained flat on a weekly basis at $349,900 down 15K from the same week a year ago when it had spiked unusually high compared top the weeks around it.


Overbid sales fell off from last week’s high of 15 units to just five this week. Those sellers netted a nice average bonus of $10,900 on their deal. On the other hand 84 buyers made off with a discount averaging $11,971. The other six deals closed at the seller’s full asking price.


Other notable real estate activity this past week included 77 cancelled and withdrawn listings (68 and nine respectively), 32 expired listings and 66 price changes.


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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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