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Saskatoon real estate week in review: May 29 - June 4, 2016


Saskatoon real estate agents kept busy this week with slightly stronger sales and very brisk listing activity as typical month-end expired listings were added to the multiple listing service® for another go. Residential unit sales grew to 95 this week, for an increase of just five compared to the previous week, and up from 87 last year, for the first year-over-year sales increase since late May. At the same time, 240 new listings were added to the MLS® to beat last week’s numbers by 50 homes. While that number is certainly big, it falls short of matching the number of new listings generated during the same week last year when 269 Saskatoon homes were added.


The total number of Saskatoon homes showing an active status took its first drop since the end of April as it slid lower to 2097, down from 2134 a week ago to close with an annual increase of just 56. Single-family home inventory slipped a fair bit lower and dropped by 32 units when compared to the previous week’s close. Today there are 1129 detached houses available to buyers, down from roughly 1200 a year ago. The number of condominiums available on the MLS® system also fell lower to settle at 775, well up from the 644 that were for sale last year at this time.


On the heels of a pretty substantial bounce last week, both the weekly median price and the weekly average price of a Saskatoon home slipped lower to $323,900 and $341,868 respectively. The four-week median price was also down. It fell $2300 from last week to $333,900 to finish below last year’s number of $351,400. The six-week average price continued to inch higher as it closed the week at $349,753 for an annual loss of about 10K.


Overbids came in at just three this week, those deals paying the sellers an average bonus of $2117. The vast majority of this week’s deals (85) required the seller to give a bit as those buyers won an average discount of $10,715. Another seven transactions closed at the seller’s asking price.



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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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