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Saskatoon real estate week in review: November 8-14, 2015

Saskatoon real estate sales fell flat this week as the total number of residential sales reported to the multiple listing service® slipped to just 52, the lowest number recoded for any single week since January. That left us down from the previous week by 22 sales to fall short of numbers achieved over the same period a year ago when 81 Saskatoon homes traded.


New listings numbers also plummeted. Saskatoon real estate agents wrote just 118 residential MLS® listings, down from 212 for the previous week, and even falling short of the number of homes listed during the same week last year. 118 listings is the lowest number for any week this year, except for the first week on January when just 52 properties were added to the MLS® database.


Even as new listings fell substantially the database of active MLS® listings remained stubbornly high, actually growing by one this week to 1917 for a year-over-year increase of 401 homes. Taking a closer look at the major categories we find 1085 single family homes offered for sale, up from 897 at this time last year, and 658 Saskatoon condos showing an active status, up from 489 a year ago. For those who prefer percentage comparisons, that leaves us up 21 percent annually in the singe-family category, with higher inventory in the condo market by 35 percent year-over-year. With 768 active listing scheduled to expire between now and the end of the year I expect the active listings chart to look similar to the last couple of years as we close 2015, showing significant declines through December, but finishing the year with higher inventory that the previous year.


Lacking the hefty handful of upper end sales that contributed to last week’s strong average and median price, we see both of these numbers slip this week to $350,286 and $343,400 respectively. Still, the six-week average price managed to grow by about three thousand dollars from last week to finish at $354,781 for an annual drop of ten thousand dollars. The four-week median price edged lower to $345,000 to close down about thirty five hundred dollars from last week, and seven thousand dollars lower than it was a year ago.

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Overbid sales were nonexistent this week, but two lucky sellers did mange to find a buyer willing to pay their full asking price. Every other seller gave up some dough to close a deal with the average discount reaching a hefty $13,760.


Other notable real estate activity this past week included 59 cancelled and withdrawn listings (50 and nine respectively), 23 expired listings and 91 price changes.


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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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