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.
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