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Saskatoon real estate week in review: June 6-10, 2011

Coming off of the highest volume sales week for Saskatoon real estate since June of 2007, it’s no surprise that house and condo sales took a step back this week. Sales slipped twenty-nine units when compared against the previous week to finish at ninety-one. That number is up by nineteen firm sales when measured against sales from the same week last year.


New listings introduced to the Saskatoon multiple listing service® followed a similar path falling twenty-two units from last week to 130 homes, and finishing fifteen units higher than the same week in 2010.


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Following a small downturn last week, the result of month end expired listings, the inventory of residential real estate listings available in Saskatoon moved up to its highest point this year with 1,421 properties showing an active status on the system. That’s a gain of twenty-eight compared to the close of the previous week, and just fifteen units higher than inventory levels for the same time last year. Today, there are 826 single-family homes and 511 condominiums for sale on the local MLS®, virtually unchanged from a year ago when those numbers stood at 828 and 504 respectively.


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There were forty-one cancelled and withdrawn listings processed this week. Thirty of those returned to the system disguised as a new listing on the same day they were removed. Eighty Saskatoon home sellers adjusted their asking price this week. I’m quite certain that would be the largest number of price changes that we’ve seen for any week this year.


The median selling price of a Saskatoon home moved higher again, gaining about fifteen thousand dollars from last week to reach $307,900. Nine home sales with prices exceeding five hundred thousand dollars helped move the average selling price higher. It fell just shy of the peak for this year and closed at $328,263. The six-week average price slipped for the second consecutive week to finish just five hundred dollars lower than last week at $317,770 for a year-over-year gain of roughly seventeen thousand dollars. The four-week median sale price moved in the opposite direction picking up almost four thousand dollars on the week to reach $298,900 for an annual gain of ten thousand dollars.


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Overbid activity fell from nine units last week to seven. On average, those lucky sellers bagged an additional $4,050 compared to their asking price. Three more sold at full list price while eighty-one on ninety-one buyers managed to grind a bit of a discount averaging $8,554 or about 2.7 percent.


Click the image for a larger version of the chart. Saskatoon real estate statistics for MLS sales June 6-10 2011


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Norm Fisher
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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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