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Saskatoon real estate week in review: March 18-24, 2018

Saskatoon real estate sales activity fell lower on both a weekly and annual basis for this period. Local REALTORS® reported 50 firm residential trades for a decline of eight when compared to last week, which was well down from the 72 Saskatoon homes that sold during the same week last year.


New listing activity slipped lower by just one property compared to the previous week as 152 homes were offered for sale on the multiple listing service®, down from 162 for the same period of 2017.


The total number of Saskatoon homes listed for sale on the MLS® gained some ground reaching 1679 properties by today. That’s up 28 from last Saturday morning. At the close if this week last year there were 1864 homes showing an active status on the MLS. This is the fourth consecutive week during which active listings are at their lowest point for the end of March since 2014 when inventory began to grow significantly. A closer look at the major housing categories shows 900 single-family homes, up from 879 last week, and down from 988 a year ago. Condo inventory is now at 690, up ten listing from a week ago, and down 34 on an annual basis.


The weekly median sale price inched slightly higher ($1,250) to $321,250. With just three homes reported to have sold above $500,000 the average sale price for the week tumbled more than $30,000 to just $317,740. The four-week median price held steady at $310,000 for the third week in a row even as it came in shy of the number recorded a year earlier by nearly 20K. The six-week average price fell just over four thousand dollars from a week ago to finish this period at $323,680 for a year-over-year decline of roughly fifteen thousand dollars.


Only one seller managed to close a deal above asking price, and with a fairly modest overbid of just $100. Meanwhile, 46 of this week’s 50 sales reported a sale below the listed price with an average discount of $11,632 which is more than four thousand dollars lower that it was the week before.


Here is a breakdown of what the sales to listing price ratio looked like on this week’s sales. Please note that those sales that do show a sale price that is greater than the list price are all new properties that spent some period of time on the market, and most likely included additional improvements that were not reflected in the original list price. We report these to you as “at list price sales”, which is likely too generous in some cases, but it’s simply not practical to obtain the full details of each sale.



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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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