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Saskatoon real estate week in review: March 12-18, 2017

Saskatoon real estate sales activity continued its up and down dance this week as local agents reported 69 firm residential transactions to our MLS®. That amounts to an increase of 13 sales compared to the previous week and matches production for the same week last year. 


The number of new listings added to the multiple listing service® also pushed higher as 178 Saskatoon homes were offered for sale for a weekly gain of 12.  That’s up by just one when compared to the same week a year earlier.



Saskatoon residential MLS ® sales and new listings for the week of March 12-18, 2017



The inventory of active MLS® listings continued to grow as it likely will each week over the next couple of months. This week it climbed by 54 homes and reached 1837, which is a drop of just 30 homes from this time last year. Today there are 958 single-family homes for sale in Saskatoon, 13 fewer than were available a year earlier. Condo inventory sits at 717. That roughly matches levels recorded at the close of the same week last year (down one).



Active residential listings on the Saskatoon MLS® at March 18, 2017



A more typical mix of sales between the entry-level and the upper end saw the weekly price numbers looking a bit more typical. The average price paid for a Saskatoon home grew marginally to $342,593 while the weekly median settled at $332,000. A higher weekly median price pushed the four-week median price up three thousand dollars to $327,000 which is lower than it was a year ago by five thousand bucks. The six-week average inched higher growing by less than two hundred dollars from the previous week. It finished the period at $343,016 to take an annual loss of about twelve hundred dollars.



Average and median prices for Saskatoon homes sold through the MLS® from March 12-18, 2017


Historical six-week average price of Saskatoon homes sold through the MLS® from March 12-18, 2017


Historical four-week median price of Saskatoon homes sold through the MLS for the week of March 12-18, 2017



One seller found a buyer willing to pay more than their asking price netting them a bonus of $4100 while seven others bagged a full price offer (In most cases these are new homes, some even reporting a sale price greater than the asking price, but because they’ve typically been on the market for a period of time, I’m assuming that additional value has been negotiated into those final sale prices, and I’m therefore reluctant to call them “overbids” as we would typically think of overbids, where two parties might be bidding up the price in hopes of landing the home). The remaining 62 sales went for less than the list price providing those buyers with an average discount of $11,051.



Saskatoon real estate statistics for residential MLS® sales from March 12-18, 2017



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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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