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Saskatoon real estate week in review: September 5-9, 2011

The Saskatoon real estate market was considerably cooler last week than it has been recently. Local agents reported just sixty-one firm house and condominium sales to the MLS®. That number is down forty-two units from the previous week, and just below total sales for the same week last year when sixty-two homes traded. New listings also declined, though not nearly as significantly. Ninety-eight house and condo listings were added to the multiple listing service®, down just six from the previous week and fourteen fewer than were listed during the same period in 2010. Click the image for a larger version of the graph.


The total inventory of residential listings available on the Saskatoon multiple listing service® dropped by just one unit last week to 1276 and finished eighty units below the inventory level at the same time a year ago. As of this morning, there are 763 single-family homes and 453 condominiums for sale on the Saskatoon MLS®. On a year-over-year basis, single-family home listings are down about twenty-eight while condo listings are lower by thirty-two units Click the image for a larger version of the graph.

Cancelled and withdrawn slipped lower as just thirty-six Saskatoon home sellers either cancelled or withdrew their listing from the MLS®. Twenty-one of those sellers did an immediate relist, most at a new price. Forty-seven price adjustments were processed on the MLS® last week. Twenty-six listings completed their term and expired without a sale. Less activity at the entry-levels of the Saskatoon real estate market caused the weekly median price to spike and finish the week higher at $314,500, up twenty-seven thousand dollars compared to the previous week. The average sale price also moved higher, though not as sharply, finishing up thirty-five hundred dollars from last week at $312,167. After three weekly increases, the six-week average slipped lower declining about six hundred dollars from last week to $311,753, not quite one thousand dollars higher than it was at this time last year. The four-week median moved in the opposite direction gaining a little more than five thousand dollars over the week to reach $297,760. That number is actually lower than it was a year ago by about eight thousand dollars. Click the image for a larger version of the graph. Overbid sales dropped to just one unit and that single seller only picked up a hundred dollars more than their asking price. Twelve Saskatoon homes traded at the full asking price. Forty-eight sellers had to engage their buyer in a negotiation that resulted in an average discount of $12,476. Click the image for a larger version of the chart.


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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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