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Hot weather and summer holidays brought a slight cooling to Saskatoon and region’s housing market, as sales and total dollar volume fell by 9.8 and 9.4 per cent respectively from last July.


Multiple Listing Service® (MLS) sales totaled 481, down from 533, while listings rose a marginal 0.4 per cent to 1,140. Dollar volume fell to $154.7 million from last year’s $170.7 million, reported the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR).


“Typically, people think summer will always be busy, but spring is the busiest market,” said SRAR CEO Jason Yochim. “It tapers off a bit in summer. Winter weather can be brutal, and people take advantage of summer when it’s here.”


Still, year-to-date numbers remain up over 2018. Sales rose 4.4 per cent to 2,968 from 2,843, while dollar volume is up 2.8 per cent to $964.7 million from $938.7 million. Listings so far this year are down 2.2 per cent, to 7,724 from 7,900; and well down from 2017’s 8,692.


In the city of Saskatoon, July sales were exactly on par with last year’s 390 transactions and well up from 310 in 2017. Dollar volume fell 1.7 per cent to $129.4 million, while listings rose 5.5 per cent to 748 from 709.


Year-to-date, and largely due to a strong spring market, the city’s dollar volume is up six per cent to $739 million from $696.4 million last year. Sales increased seven per cent to 2,228 from 2,081 and listings fell three per cent to 4,952 from 5,116.


Active listings in Saskatoon are down 5.7 per cent to 1,932 from 2,048 last year, while the region’s listings are down 0.7 per cent to 1,213 from 1,221.


In July, the city’s sales-to-listings ratio reached 52 per cent, which is considered a balanced market.


“Inventory levels are still declining, and that’s a good sign,” Yochim said. “The slight decline over the last three years helps us maintain a balanced market.” The city’s average price slipped 1.7 per cent to $331,780 in July. Year-to-date the price has fallen one per cent to $331,649.


Media Release: August 2019 Jason Yochim, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® “It’s good to see in the city that while the average price dropped in 2017 and 2018, we’re very close to those values, so it’s levelled a bit,” Yochim said. “Overall, it’s positive; it’s stable. We’ve seen some good growth in Saskatoon in the last quarter. Our sales numbers year-to-date are the highest in three years.”


The surrounding region saw less-robust interest from buyers. July sales dropped nearly 40 per cent to 69 sales from last year’s 114, and dollar volume fell 35 per cent to $21.5 million from $33 million. Listings were down 3.3 per cent to 291 from 301.


However, the region’s average sales price rose 7.5 per cent to $311,998 in July, up from last year’s $290,322. To date, the price is down 5.2 per cent to $294,389.  ~ August 2019 SRAR News Release 

 
Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.
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When you sell, you’ll probably want to get the best possible price for your property. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, there are many ways to inadvertently leave money on the table – sometimes thousands of dollars.


How do you avoid that possibility? Just remember the 4 Ps:


• Prep. Do everything you can to prepare your home so that it looks great to buyers. Clean, declutter, fix, make improvements. Home staging can also help. In fact, effectively staged homes have been shown to sell for up to 5% more than comparable unstaged properties.


• Price. Set the right asking price. That’s crucial. If it's too low, you'll attract only deal-hunters — and you might end up getting less than you should. If the asking price is too high, however, you'll discourage those buyers who might otherwise be interested and willing to make a good offer. Be careful with pricing!  


• Promotion. There may be qualified buyers out there who would be eager to see your property. But, they need to find out about your listing and the great features of your home first! Reaching these buyers requires more than merely profiling the listing on the MLS. Homes that sell for top dollar often have strong marketing — directed to the right buyers.


• Proposal. Once an offer comes in, there may be an opportunity to negotiate with the buyer to maximize the final price you get. This requires deep knowledge of the local market as well as street-smart negotiation skills. If done effectively, these negotiations can help put more money in your pocket.


These four Ps are easy to remember, but sometimes not so easy to implement! That's why working with a great real estate agent is so important. Contact me to get the conversation started.

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Here's a surprising statistic. Less than 30% of window replacements are the result of the old windows being worn, broken or otherwise in need of replacement.


Clearly, there are other good reasons to consider new windows!


One of the most popular motivations is cosmetic. Brand new windows have a huge impact on the overall look of a home, both on the inside and the outside. New windows can improve curb appeal — an important element when you sell a home. From the inside, new windows can dramatically improve the look of a room.  


Another reason to replace windows is to address energy costs. Modern windows are packed with technologies that lower heating/cooling bills. From low-e/argon to special spacer bars to high-insulating construction, these technologies can provide savings you'll notice, especially if you're replacing very old windows.


A third reason is window style and characteristics. Simply put, you may not like your current windows! You may want more glass and less frame to enhance your view. Maybe your windows pull up (vertical sliders) when you'd rather have them open like a door (casements). Perhaps you'd like fancy blinds in-between the panes of glass. Replacing windows lets you get exactly the look and features you want.


Will new windows boost the resale value of your home? They might, at least a little. But there's one thing for certain: upgraded windows definitely make your home look more appealing to buyers.

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I have listed a new property at 41 Laurier CRES in Sarilia Country Estates.
UNIQUE PRIME RIVERFRONT building lot located in desirable Sarilia Country Estates. This piece of paradise offers a stunning breathtaking panoramic view of the North Saskatchewan River to the north east and to the south west. Uniquely shaped & above average in lot size. Across from a nature trail and environmental reserve that provides additional solitude and shelter. Offered significantly below developer pricing. Build your dream house without breaking your budget. Services (power, natural gas, phone & internet) at property edge and ready to tie into your new home. Community organized water and sewer are hauled. At Sarilia, neighbors are friends, children play freely and year-round family recreation is right on your doorstep such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming & beach fun, hiking the trails, snowshoeing, river skating, biking, or simply walking the dog; you'll find plenty of outdoor activities to pursue. Residents enjoy a community garden & pastureland, abundant wildlife, lush green spaces and wildflowers & gorgeous prairie sunsets. The town of Langham (6kms away) offers direct busing to elementary and high schools. Saskatoon only 20 minute drive on double lane Highway.
$49,900MLS. Sarilia Country Estates
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The stronger residential housing market that began in March continued into June, as Saskatoon Realtors® sold 372 homes for a dollar volume of just under $126 million, the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported Friday.


Sales were up six per cent from last June’s 350, while the combined value rose nine per cent from $116 million.


Buyers also had fewer listings to choose from, as 784 units were added to the city’s market, down 10 per cent from last year’s 871 and well down from the previous year’s 949.


“Fewer listings and a renewed interest from first-time home buyers have helped support the Saskatoon market,” said SRAR CEO Jason Yochim. “We’re in a fairly balanced market, as demonstrated by a sales-to-listing ratio of 47 per cent.”


A buyer’s market is indicated by a ratio of under 40 per cent, while a seller’s market ratio begins at 60 per cent.


Year-to-date, local agents have listed 4,206 homes, down five per cent from last year’s 4,407 and also down from 2017’s 5,004. In that time, 1,840 homes have sold, up nine per cent from 2018’s 1,691. The dollar volume rose eight per cent to $610 million from $564.7 million.


Similar numbers were posted in Saskatoon and region, which includes neighbouring towns and cities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny. Listings fell five per cent to 1,232 in June from 1,291 in the same month of 2018, while sales were up three per cent to 490 from 474. Dollar volume was up seven per cent to $169.5 million from $157.8 million.


Year-to-date, Saskatoon and region have seen 6,586 homes listed, down three per cent from 6,765, and sales of 2,489, up eight per cent from 2,310, for a value of $810 million. That number is up six per cent from last year’s $768 million.


In the region alone, 96 homes sold last month, down seven per cent from the previous June’s 103, although year-to-date sales are up five per cent to 517, up from 491. Dollar volume was down one per cent to $31 million from $31.3 million. Listings were up 10 per cent in June to 325 but were almost even year-to-date at 1,668.


The average sales price rose six per cent in Saskatoon and region to $323,291 in June, up from $304,449. However, the year-to-date average price remains down seven per cent at $292,039.


“I think we’re seeing a renewed confidence in the market, while prices are coming down in some categories,” Yochim said. “There may also be some pent-up demand. Prudent buyers are sensing that this is the time to buy in this market.”


SRAR, which encompasses Prince Albert, the Battlefords and other north-central communities under its reporting umbrella, reported both lower sales and listings in those markets. Source: July 2019 SRAR News Release 

 
Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.
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Do you have only a few weeks to search for your next dream home? Don't panic. There are things you can do to find the perfect (or, at least, almost perfect) property — without getting too stressed out!


Consider these tips:


• Pre-arrange your mortgage. You want to be able to make a good offer on a home right away, without worrying about financing. So, talk to your mortgage advisor or lender about getting a mortgage preapproval. Sellers will take your offer more seriously if you have financing in hand.


• Decide what you want. What type of home are you looking for? What type of neighbourhood do you want to live in? The narrower your focus, the less time you’ll waste looking at properties that don’t fit your needs. 


• Be open to possibilities. There are probably terrific homes on the market — right now — that are close to what you're looking for. So be prepared to consider properties that are less-than-perfect. Remember, what a home lacks today may be remedied with a renovation later on.


• Be flexible with your schedule. When you see a home you like, schedule a viewing immediately, even if it's at an inconvenient day/time, such as a weekday after work. Finding a great home, quickly, is worth some inconvenience.


• Get alerted to new listings. As they say, the early-bird gets the worm. So arrange to be alerted to new listings the moment they come on the market. That way, you can see these properties right away.


Want more tips on finding a home, quickly? Give me a call.

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If you're thinking about buying a new home, you may be considering purchasing in a new development.


How does that compare to purchasing a resale property?


Buying a newly-built home has some advantages. Depending on the development, you may have leeway in the style of the home and the lot you choose. Also, when the home is built, you'll be moving into a place where everything is brand new!


On the downside, however, you may be forced to make a decision based purely on marketing brochures and floor plans. Unless there's a model home just like the one you want, you'll be buying sight unseen. Also, there may be unpredictable construction delays — an unpleasant experience if you've already sold your current property.


Of course, buying a resale home may also have a downside. For example, the house might need work, such as a new roof. What you see is pretty much what you get. And, that’s true for the floor plan too. You can't ask for the living room to be five feet wider, unless you decide to renovate.


On the other hand, a big advantage of a resale home is moving into a neighbourhood that is already there for you to see and explore. Unlike in a new development, you can get a very clear idea of what it’s going to be like to live there.


Plus, you get to see the house too!


Regardless of which way you go, I can help you make the best decision and find the home that's perfect for you. Call today.

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I have just sold a property at 330 Cooper CRES in Saskatoon.
Ideal Family Home Priced to Sell! This fully developed, excellently maintained and upgraded home with fantastic street appeal & location; being situated on a quiet crescent only steps to Fairhaven School & Herbert S. Sears Park, and conveniently close to all amenities is sure to please. Main floor features a bright & sunny living room with large picture window, Kitchen with solid oak cabinets is open to the formal dining area that conveniently offers access to the upgraded 12x12 raised deck (new 2016) allowing you to easily enjoy BBQ’d or smoked meals and comfortably entertain with family and friend this summer. There are 3 ample sized bedrooms complete with ceiling fans and closet lighting with the master bedroom featuring “cheater door” access to the over-sized main bathroom. Basement features a spacious family room accented by a gorgeous stone wood burning fireplace, pot lighting and bar seat shelving, additional 4th bedroom with LED lighting, upgraded 3 piece bathroom (2017) and plenty of storage space. Fully fenced landscaped lot showcases stonework, decorative flower beds containing many perennials such as Iris’s, Ferns and Tiger Lily’s and even has an apple tree. The concrete single driveway, easily able to park 4+ cars, leads to the 24x24 garage (re-sided in 2017 ) that’s insulated & boarded with electrical panel - Ideal for the garage enthusiast – additionally for more storage there’s a 8x12 shed wired with lights & electrical socket and concrete block enclosed under deck storage. Upgrades include the following: Triple pane windows (2009), all paint & flooring throughout (2018), shingles (2013), additional basement sub panel (2017) and water heater (2017). Includes 6 appliances. At this incredible price, don’t miss your chance to own this wonderful home that will accommodate your family’s growing needs for years to come.
$289,900. Fairhaven, Saskatoon
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Congratulations to my Newest VIPs’ Calvin and Andrea!


It’s considered one of the ultimate accomplishments of any SRS® RENE Realtor to achieve a fair market value, full price sale within a short time frame; a feat very difficult to achieve, especially in a buyers market.  Being you were a total blast from the past that reached out for my help, it means even more to be able to accomplish this ultimate achievement for you within 48 hours of listing your property.


Thank-you so much for choosing me to be your Seller Representative Specialist.  Representing you gave me the opportunity to return the favor of honest unconditional kindheartedness, of which you bestowed upon me decades ago when I was but a wayward teenager; I sincerely Thank You for your trust, respect and friendship.  I am so glad to be reconnected with you.  Always here if you need me, I wish you all the best moving forward.  God Bless.

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Sales rise 16 per cent from same month of last year Saskatoon


A hot, dry May brought a warmer market for Saskatoon home sellers, as sales rose 16 per cent over the same month of 2018.


City sales came in at 422 units, up from 363 last May and 420 the year before, the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported Monday. Sales are also up 10 per cent year-to-date at 1,469, up from 1,342 and 1,450 in the last two years.


“Sales have rebounded significantly this year, in large part due to an increase in condo sales,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of SRAR. “Condo sales are up almost 21 per cent over a year ago. Prices have been coming down, and they are very affordable compared to most housing types.”


Year-to-date, 449 condos have sold, as compared to 372 last year. Over the same period, single family home sales rose six per cent to 1,292, up from 1,215 last year. In May, single family home sales were up 13 per cent from last May.


As sales rose, unit listings fell three per cent to 911 in May, down from 942 in 2018 and 1,031 the previous year. Year-to-date listings are also down three per cent; so far, 3,422 homes have been listed to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as compared to 3,536 last year and 4,055 in 2017. T


he higher sales resulted in a 17 per cent dollar volume increase over last May to $140.7 million, up from $120.5 million. That’s despite a two per cent drop in the average selling price, which fell to $329,595 from $334,651.


“I suspect first-time home buyers have been very active this spring based on the condo sales,” Yochim said. “When lower-priced homes sell, it has a downward effect on the average price.”


In Saskatoon and region, including communities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, sales rose 14 per cent in May to a three-year high of 561 units. Listings fell seven per cent to 1,386, down from 1,485 and 1,553 in the previous two years. Dollar volume rose 12 per cent to $181.3 million from $162.3 million last year. Yochim said, “The sales to listing ratio was 46 per cent in May, which is approaching a balanced market.


”In the surrounding region excluding the city, dollar volume was down 13 per cent to $31.5 million from $36.3 million. Listings fell 20 per cent to 317, after two years at about 390, and sales rose eight per cent to 113, up from 105 last May.


The average selling price fell 19 per cent, however, to $279,095, after posting $346,130 last May. Year-to-date, the surrounding region has seen a three per cent decrease in dollar volume at $120 million; a three per cent drop in listings, to 1,344; and unit sales of 421, up nine per cent from last year.


As of the end of May, buyers had 3,164 listings to choose from in Saskatoon and area, unchanged from last year. Of those, 1,938 are in the city proper (down from 2,001 last May) and 1,126 are in surrounding towns and regions (down from last year’s 1,164). “We’re finally seeing some stabilization in the housing market, which has been in buyers’ market territory for some time due to oversupply and lower consumer confidence,”


Source: June 2019 SRAR News Release 

 
Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.
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It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves:


1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?"

This question refers to what you'll get by moving to a new home. The reasons could include a bigger backyard, shorter commute to work, an extra bedroom, a more desirable neighbourhood, etc.


2. "What are our emotional reasons for selling?"

This question refers to how you'll feel about living in a new home. For example, you might feel safer, less cramped, less worried (because the local schools are better), or happier (because the shorter commute means more time with your family.)


3. "What type of new home can we afford?"

This question involves finding out how much you'll likely get when you sell your existing home and how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive. With that information, you'll have a price range within which you can comfortably shop plus a clear idea of what your mortgage payments will be.


4. "In what ways will our lifestyle be better in a new home?"

This ties in closely with emotional reasons for selling. It relates to what your life will be like in a new home. Try to paint a picture in your mind. For example, you might want to be able to spend Saturday afternoons relaxing in your bigger backyard or Sunday nights entertaining friends and family in your larger living room.


5. "What else do we need to know before we decide to sell and move?"

Sometimes people are hesitant about selling simply because they have unanswered questions. So, if there's any part of the selling and buying process that’s not clear, be sure to ask me.


Did thinking about these questions help make the decision easier? If you need more help or want to talk about your decision, call today!

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I have listed a new property at 330 Cooper CRES in Saskatoon.
Ideal Family Home Priced to Sell! This fully developed, excellently maintained and upgraded home with fantastic street appeal & location; being situated on a quiet crescent only steps to Fairhaven School & Herbert S. Sears Park, and conveniently close to all amenities is sure to please. Main floor features a bright & sunny living room with large picture window, Kitchen with solid oak cabinets is open to the formal dining area that conveniently offers access to the upgraded 12x12 raised deck (new 2016) allowing you to easily enjoy BBQ’d or smoked meals and comfortably entertain with family and friend this summer. There are 3 ample sized bedrooms complete with ceiling fans and closet lighting with the master bedroom featuring “cheater door” access to the over-sized main bathroom. Basement features a spacious family room accented by a gorgeous stone wood burning fireplace, pot lighting and bar seat shelving, additional 4th bedroom with LED lighting, upgraded 3 piece bathroom (2017) and plenty of storage space. Fully fenced landscaped lot showcases stonework, decorative flower beds containing many perennials such as Iris’s, Ferns and Tiger Lily’s and even has an apple tree. The concrete single driveway, easily able to park 4+ cars, leads to the 24x24 garage (re-sided in 2017 ) that’s insulated & boarded with electrical panel - Ideal for the garage enthusiast – additionally for more storage there’s a 8x12 shed wired with lights & electrical socket and concrete block enclosed under deck storage. Upgrades include the following: Triple pane windows (2009), all paint & flooring throughout (2018), shingles (2013), additional basement sub panel (2017) and water heater (2017). Includes 6 appliances. At this incredible price, don’t miss your chance to own this wonderful home that will accommodate your family’s growing needs for years to come.
$289,900MLS. Fairhaven, Saskatoon
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On moving day, you'll have a big task. You’ll need to get your possessions from your old property to your new one — ideally without delays or damage! Surprisingly, many people underestimate the time and costs involved in doing that. Careful planning and budgeting are crucial to ensuring moving day goes smoothly.


You basically have three options:


1. Hire a moving company to handle everything.


2. Hire a truck and crew, while doing some of the work yourself. (For example, you can pack and help with loading.)


3. Do it all yourself by renting a moving van and getting friends and family to help.


If you're going with option one, get quotations as early in the buying/selling process as possible. Services, costs and quality vary widely among full service moving companies.


If you're going to do some or all of the move yourself, the best place to start is by making a list of what you'll need. In addition to renting a moving van, or hiring a truck and crew, there are many supplies you may require. For example, you’ll need boxes, protective fill and/or wrapping (i.e. bubble wrap), markers for labeling boxes, packing tape, and more.


You may decide to rely on friends to help load the truck on moving day. That's fine. Just be sure you have enough people to do the job within a reasonable time frame, and confirm everyone's attendance at least a couple of days before.

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Imagine driving through a desirable neighbourhood and, just as you turn a corner, you see the absolutely perfect home. Guess what? It's for sale! But, there’s a problem. Your current property isn't on the market. In fact, until this moment, you hadn’t seriously considered moving.


So what do you do?


Your first step is to find out more about the listing. Get a description of the property. Find out the listing price. Check out the size, layout, number of bedrooms and other features. If it all looks good, schedule a viewing.  


Chances are, you can do all that in less than a day.  


If you go to see the property and still love it, your next step is to determine if it fits within your budget. To do that, you'll need to quickly find out the Current Market Value of your home — what it will likely sell for — so you can determine how much money you'll have available after your outstanding mortgage and any other costs are deducted. It’s a smart idea to speak to your lender about getting a pre-approved mortgage at this point too.


Next, you'll need to make an offer on the new home. Depending on the competitiveness of the neighbourhood, and the likelihood of multiple offers, you might need to list your home first. That, along with a pre-approved mortgage, will make your offer more credible.


You might end up buying the new home before your current property sells. Although that might cause some jitters, this scenario happens all the time in real estate. If you do the right things, and prepare your home properly, there's a good probability it will sell in time and that everything else regarding the two transactions will go smoothly.


But, you do need to move quickly and make some fast decisions if you want to get that perfect home.


I can help.  Call me.

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April housing demand in the Saskatoon region was the strongest in three years, as sales jumped 18 per cent over the same month of 2018.

The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported 513 sales on the MLS® system, up from 433 last April and 414 in 2017. Those sales generated a dollar volume of $169.6 million, up 12 per cent from last year’s $152 million and 14 per cent from $147 million in 2017. Year-to-date, sales are up seven per cent to 1,440, as compared to 1,342 in 2018 and 1,368 in 2017. Dollar volume is up three per cent to $460.2 million from last year’s $447.8 million.

The spring market usually brings an increase in listings, and April followed that tradition. Listings rose four per cent to 1,295, although year-to-date listings are down slightly to 3,971 from 3,989. Compared to the 4,475 properties posted in the first four months of 2017, however, listings are down significantly.

“People came out of hibernation and said, it’s time,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of SRAR. “We’re seeing the beginning of a spring market, which is nice.”

Other factors potentially influencing the market include stable interest rates and lower prices, he added. “There’s less inventory and people are buying what they’re finding on the market,” Yochim said. “It’s feeling more like it’s time to make that move.”

In the city of Saskatoon, the number of properties brought to market actually fell two per cent in April to 774, down from 787 last year and significantly down from the 842 listed in April, 2017. Year-to-date, 2,511 homes have been listed, down three per cent from 2,594 in the same period of 2018. Listings in 2017 were considerably higher, at 3,024.

April sales in the city proper came in at 380, up 14 per cent from last year’s 333 and generating a 16 per cent increase in the dollar volume, to $130.4 million. That figure is up from both 2018 and 2017, when $112.7 million and $113.6 million in sales were recorded, respectively. So far this year, Saskatoon sales are up seven per cent to 1,047, up from 978 in 2018.


The average selling price in the city increased one per cent to $343,121 in April, up from $338,438 last year. Year-to-date, the price remains down by two per cent at $327,995. The region surrounding Saskatoon, including towns and cities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, saw a whopping 25 per cent increase in dollar volume to $31 million on 105 sales, up 36 per cent from 77 last year. The average price was down eight per cent to $295,780.


Active listings in Saskatoon as of April 30 were down three per cent to 1,778 from 1,834 last year, and up four per cent in the region, to 1,083.

Stronger sales activity was reflected in Saskatoon’s sales to listing ratio, which at 49 per cent is considered a balanced market. “It’s an encouraging sign,” said Yochim. “A balanced market offers a good equilibrium, with a good balance of buyers and product from sellers. Depending on how long it lasts, it helps slow the decline in pricing.”

New housing starts are down considerably, which is also affecting the market. March, for example, saw a 33 per cent drop in single-family home starts and a 70 per cent fall in multiple units. It will take some time before the rising demand spurs more building, because there is always a lag between an improvement in sales and starts, Yochim said.

Prince Albert and region also recorded improved home sales, which rose 25 per cent to 60 units, up from 48 last year. Dollar volume jumped 26 per cent to $12.2 million from $9.7 million last April. Listings were up a marginal two per cent, to 168 from 165. In the city itself, sales were up 41 per cent to 38. “That’s encouraging for P.A., because the market was quite depressed for a number of months,” Yochim said.

Activity was less robust in the Battlefords region. Sales rose 17 per cent in April to 35, up from 30 last April, but dollar volume dropped 35 per cent to $5 million from $8 million. Listings, however, fell seven per cent to 138.

Every market, including the strengthening Saskatoon market, comes with its own challenges for buyers and sellers, noted Yochim.  Source: May 2019 SRAR News Release 

 
Looking for sound market advice?  As REALTOR® and Nationally Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR®, Seller Representative Specialist - SRS® and Real Estate Negotiation Expert - RENE, I can provide you with this advice. Call today.
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Congratulations to my repeat VIPs’ Spencer and Jenna on your BRAND NEW home!!! 


When you decided this was “The One”,  I knew it was going to be a good day on the negotiation table; being strongly a #buyersmarket - more so than ever within the new home build sector.  Knowing incredible savings could be had, my #RENE skills took over resulting in a savings to you of over 8% off original list price plus thousands more in bonus extra’s! 


It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you again and helping you upgrade to a home much more suitable and accommodating to your family’s needs.   I wish you all the best moving forward as you build lasting memories within the walls of your new beautiful home.   Thank you for your loyalty, trust, ongoing support and friendship.

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I have just sold a property at 905 TEMPERANCE ST in Saskatoon.
Investors! Location! Rare and unique 3 suite; 2 bedrooms each suite, revenue property situated on one of the most desirable streets in Saskatoon in prestigious beautiful Nutana; This income generating property has a South Easterly exposure, charming street appeal and many character touches. Live in or rent the Main floor which is accessed by an inviting front veranda that leads to spacious porch/mudroom. Main floor features a spacious living room accented by beautiful original hardwood and gas fireplace with surrounding frosted glass wooden cabinetry, a large formal dining room & galley kitchen with newer Vinyl flooring, 4 piece European bathroom and two ample sized bedrooms. The currently rented second level features a bright, open concept loft living style consisting of a living room, dining area, breakfast/sitting nook and upgraded kitchen with newer laminate flooring, quaint 3 piece bathroom with skylight and 2 large bedrooms with newer carpet. Currently rented basement suite features, a trendy open style kitchen and dining area , large living room with nook, 2 large bedrooms and large 4 piece bathroom with built in linen shelving. Shared laundry in basement, each suite has its own separate entrance. The attached over sized 21 x 17.9 garage has been developed into a separate living space. Though currently not functional as a garage or heated, it’s easily converted back or could be further developed to make a possible 4th suite. Fully fenced, large mature lot with shed & triple asphalt parking in back. Well maintained with upgrades being: boiler (2014), Hot water tank (2018), electrical panel (2007), shingles (2010). Includes 10 appliances and sauna. Fully rented this property was generating $3200/month. PRICED $25,000 below Oct. 2017 Appraisal. Walking distance to University, the River and Rotary Park, Downtown and Broadway.
$499,900. Nutana, Saskatoon
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I have just sold a property at 418 Costigan RD in Saskatoon.
Value & location on ideal family bungalow in desirable Lakeview. Fully developed and well maintained this 4 bedroom home features updated flooring & trim, paint inside & out and newer windows & doors. There’s a gorgeous, rough-rock, wood burning fireplace in living room. Master bedroom has an en-suite. The classic oak kitchen showcases black & stainless steel appliances and garden doors off the dining room give convenient access to the 16x16 wooden deck and very private backyard encased in mature trees. The open-concept basement has a spacious family room, a unique curved bathroom accented with wood cedar ceiling, large 4th bedroom and additional office/den as well as ample storage. Additional features is the charming front landscaping, side entrance to kitchen & basement and extended concrete drive which leads to a 20x24 finished double garage. Includes; central air, central vaccum, underground sprinklers and 5 appliances. Close to amenities, English/French emersion and Catholic schools and the serene Lakeview park & pond. A wonderful home & neighborhood to raise a family in.
$359,900. Lakeview SA, Saskatoon
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I have just sold a property at 201 3120 Louise ST in Saskatoon.
Priced to sell! Desirable South facing corner unit in sought after Brantwood Estates. Excellently maintained and available for immediate possession. Features a spacious floor plan with large room sizes, sunshine ceiling oak kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite, private rod iron balcony off living room and ample laundry & storage room. The building itself is well managed & maintained, has secured personal underground parking with storage. The recently updated lobby is quite inviting, is wheelchair accessible in addition to the elevator. Condo fees include common use of the oversized activities/ meeting/ exercise room & resident workshop with option of a Shaw cable package upgrade. Close to parks and many popular amenities such as Nutana Curling Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Eastview Bowl and Market Mall. Ideal for downsizing & retirement.
$194,900. Saskatoon
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Congratulations to my Newest VIP Larry!


As a long time customer turned friend, I was beyond thrilled when you asked my help in selling this property for you.  It was a shotgun start with some unexpected events but having been advised and educated in the real estate market for years by, yours truly, you were knowledgeable & prepared which made the placing of this #SRSSOLD, sign a mere month into listing, happen.  It feels great to achieve this sale for you when many competitive property struggle finding qualified buyers.


I cannot express how thank-full I am for your trust and assistance in the achievement of this sale; I couldn’t have done it without you.  Thank-you so much for choosing me to be your Seller Representative Specialist, it has been an absolute pleasure representing you; Your ongoing trust, loyalty, respect and friendship means at lot to me.  Wishing you all the best life has to offer.

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