A closer look at the Saskatoon real estate statistics for August 2008

Residential unit sales in the single-family home and condominium categories took a solid tumble in August falling to just 212 units, down from 339 in July, and down further from 368 in August 2007. The average selling price dipped to $282,470 from $294,306 the previous month but settled in above the final numbers for August 2007 when the average price of a home reached $255,955. The average cost per square foot for a Saskatoon home was up $30 from last year to $263, about even with July 2008.

Saskatoon real estate stats including house and condo sales for August 2008

In the single-family home category, unit sales declined from 266 units last August to settle at 150. Average selling prices slid sharply from $322,715 in July to $306,095 in August but remained significantly higher than the $268,708 average reported in August of last year. The average cost per square foot managed to climb slightly from $268 in July to $269 in August, but the average size of the houses that traded was just 1,136 square feet compared to 1,204 the month before.

Saskatoon house sale statistics for August 2008

The average price of a Saskatoon condo continued to slide for the fourth consecutive month reaching $225,311, down from $239,952 in July and just slightly higher than the average in August 2007 when it reached $222,698. Still, the average cost per square foot came in at $241, compared to just $224 in August 2007, and $248 in July 2008.

Saskatoon condo sale statistics for August 2008

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Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate