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Saskatoon real estate: Week in review (May 7-11 2007)

It was another interesting week in the Saskatoon real estate market. For the second week in a row, new listings outpaced sales and active listings reached their highest level since mid-December of last year. Today, there are 292 Saskatoon houses and condominiums with “active” status on the Saskatoon MLS®.


The number of homes reported sold also dropped fairly significantly when compared to recent weeks at just 86 units.


You might expect that fewer sales and more listings would add up to a bit of a break from home buyers but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In fact, the percentage of listings sold above the asking price reached a new high of 77% when looking at all major Saskatoon real estate areas. Eastside home sellers hit the overbid jackpot with 87% of homes reported sold going for more than the asking price.


Average overbids topped $25,000 in all five areas, a first since I started publishing the “Week in review” back in the middle of February. The average overbid reached its highest level yet at $26,313.


Here’s a look at the numbers from last week.


I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions. 


Please feel free to call or email.


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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