Residential sales activity showed an equally modest gain to finish the week at 51 units including 35 houses, 13 condos, 2 semi-detached bungalows and 1 mobile home. Once again, the gap between new listings and sales closed just slightly.
The average selling price of Saskatoon houses and condos tumbled hard, falling to $272,981, the lowest weekly average since the week of August 25-29. The weekly median price took a slightly sharper fall landing at $255,950, down from $275,000 the week before. The six-week rolling average continued to trend down for the fourth consecutive week, and the four-week median, while lower than last week, looked more or less consistent with what we’ve seen over the past two months.
102 motivated sellers adjusted their pricing strategy, and those sellers that did manage to firm up a sale showed some flexibility dropping an average of $13,577 from their asking price. Just over 50% were able to keep that number to 10K or less, while the balance gave a little more to put the deal together. People who are buying today seem to understand the risks but they’re just not willing to shoulder all of it themselves.
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