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SRAR releases Saskatoon real estate statistics for March and April 2008


It took some time for the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS to work the kinks out of a new MLS system, launched in late February, but some monthly numbers for the Saskatoon real estate market have finally been put together, along with the following media release.


Residential Housing Market Remains Steady in the Month of April


Saskatoon REALTORS® assisted 418 home buyers to find their dream home in the month April. That number was down 12% from April 2007 when 476 homes were purchased. Year to date home sales are on par with 2007 with 1480 homes have sold.


The average residential selling price for April was $306,268.00 up 39% from April 2007 when the average was $220,776.00. The year to date average residential selling price is $281,360.00. This average selling price for the month of March was $289,440.00.


The average residential price is derived by taking the month’s dollar volume of homes sold and dividing that number by the unit sales number. The percentage of change should not be used unilaterally as prices vary from area to area. Consumers wishing an accurate estimate of value for their home should contact a REALTOR® member to do a comprehensive market evaluation.


Saskatoon still remains one of the most affordable places to live when compared to larger centers such as Edmonton where in the month of April a single family home sold on average for $386,033.00. That average selling price down .4% from April 2007. Saskatoon again looks good when compared to Calgary were in the month of April a single family home sold on average for $474,564.00. Calgary’s average sales price number is on par with 2007. An additional reality check comes when comparing Saskatoon home prices to Fraser Valley BC where a single family home sold on average for $547,590.00.


Housing inventories have risen across the country and Saskatoon is no exception. REALTOR® listed 898 properties in the month of April that number up 73% from last year at this time when 520 homes were available for purchase. Year to date REALTORS® have sold $416,412,879.00 of residential real estate in Saskatoon that number up 42% from April 2007.


Communities around Saskatoon including Martensville and Warman experienced sales levels on par with 2007 with 104 properties selling. The average price took a jump similar to the city with an average selling price of $244,642.00.


Markets across Canada are seeing inventory levels increase with sales remaining on par with 2007. All indicators point to a strong completion of the second quarter as consumer confidence and in migration continues at steady levels.


I’m always happy to answer your Saskatoon real estate questions.  All of my contact info is here. Please feel free to call or email.


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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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