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Saskatoon real estate week in review: October 22-28, 2017

Saskatoon real estate agents had a busy week with 74 residential sales being reported to the multiple listing service®, well up from 61 the previous week, but slightly below numbers generated during the same week last year when 78 sales occurred. The number of new residential listings added to the Saskatoon MLS® fell sharply to just 132 for a weekly decline of 33. This week’s residential listing numbers fell short of those recorded during the same period a year earlier by 30 homes.


Total active listings for sale on the Saskatoon MLS® slipped lower for the fifth consecutive week but once again settled in above the two thousand mark, most likely for the final time this year. Inventory typically declines as a new month is ushered in and month-end expired listings come off of the system. This week closed with 2006 active residential listings within the Saskatoon city limits, down 14 from a week earlier, but well ahead of the 1832 Saskatoon homes offered for sale on the system a year earlier. The number of single-family homes for sale slipped by 11 units from last week’s close to 1179 and recorded a year-over-year increase of 184 properties. The number of Saskatoon condos for sale fell by just three over the week to 712, an annual increase of 46 units.


Slightly strengthened activity at the upper end of the Saskatoon real estate market, including a sale at $1.2 million pushed prices higher in three of the four measures that we track and report to you. The average sale price of a Saskatoon home came in at $329,836 and the weekly median price grew to $305,125. The four-week median price jumped eighteen thousand dollars this week to rise from its annual lows and reach $325,000. That’s still eight thousand dollars lower than it was a year earlier. The six-week average price bucked the trend and slipped lower from the previous week when it had already reached an annual low. It fell another 10K to close the week at $324,733. That number is about twenty five thousand dollars lower than it was a year ago.


Surprisingly, three deals closed above the seller’s asking price this week netting tidy bonuses averaging $5400. Another five sales closed at the full asking price. Meanwhile, 66 of this week’s 74 sales record a price below the list price by an average of $14,002. That number was somewhat skewed by a $140,000 discount on the largest sale of the week mentioned in the previous paragraph of this post.


Here is a breakdown of what the sales to listing price ration looked like on this week’s sales.



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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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