Welcome to #505 – 157 2nd Avenue North, Central Business District, Saskatoon, SK

Welcome to #505-157 2nd Avenue North in the Central Business District area of Saskatoon.

Offered at $419,900 MLS®

View full listing detailshere.

Return home to a world of convenience, security and luxury offered in this top-floor, corner condo at the award winning Residences of King George. Built in 1912 and lovingly restored in recent years, this building is a treat to explore. It’s simply wonderful. The location is hard to beat too, in the heart of Saskatoon’s downtown core. A seemingly endless number of shops, services, restaurants and night spots are available to you. Park your car underground, head out for a night on the town and make the easy walk back home later. Secure elevators keep those who don’t belong out while you enjoy the luxurious appointments found in this home. The main living area boasts ceramic tile flooring and floor to ceiling windows that provide an abundance of natural light. Custom lighting and window covering do the trick when you’re ready to escape to complete privacy. A stunning designer kitchen and the adjoining, generous dining area provides a spectacular sunset views to the west. Dark, rich cabinetry with stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances make this a special place to prepare a meal and to entertain. A huge kitchen island includes dual sinks and a ton of extra storage for all of your top-chef gadgets. Doors to the ‘Juliette balcony’ in the adjacent living room allow you to enjoy an open air feel when the weather calls for it. The master bedroom is wonderfully spacious and offers a luxurious ensuite and a walk-in closet that feels more like a dressing room. You’re going to love it. Additional rooms include a second bedroom and a full guest bathroom with floor to ceiling ceramic work that looks amazing and is so easy to clean. The well equipped roof-top patio is a perfect spot to catch some sun, prepare a barbecue, or enjoy the stars over a glass of wine.

Interested parties should contact Lyndon Neher at 306-380-9090 for details and showing arrangements.

If you have a home to sell, we’d be happy to represent you and prominently display your home here.

Saskatoon estate week in review: July 23-29, 2017

Thank-you for reading the Saskatoon real estate week in review.

I’m away in Iceland this week participating in a fundraiser for Canadian women’s shelters. This weekly review has been published every week for over a decade and we weren’t about to let this trip get in the way. In order to get you the data in a timely manner, we’re delivering our regular charts, without commentary. Thanks for understanding.

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.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

No. 1 River Landing Sales Centre opens to enthusiastic crowds who were ready to buy

Update: And buy they did. Through a brief exchange with Dan Zakreski at CBC News, I learned that Dan had spoken with John Nasser this morning (November 21) and Mr. Nasser confirmed that a buyer had stepped forward for each of the 105 units they plan to build. Mind. Blown.

Nearly a decade after Remai Ventures put the brakes on plans to build a hotel on Parcel Y in Saskatoon, the No.1 River Landing sales centre opened last week to enthusiastic crowds eager to get a first peek at the project which finally seems poised for take off.

The sales and marketing effort began on Thursday, November 17 with a “Friends and Family Night” where a favoured few were given the first crack at reserving a unit in the 16 storey condominium complex that will, if all goes according to plan, be greeting its first occupants by May of 2019.

This initial launch was followed up with a REALTOR® and Client opening on Friday. By the time we arrived around 3:30 the place was packed wall to wall and the attending agents were suggesting that as many as 50 units were already spoken for, including the two penthouse suites each valued at more than $1-million dollars, and all of the largest corner units at the south side of the building. Meanwhile, dozens of prospective buyers held a place in line to see if their chosen plan was still available, and what the final price might be. The project will consist of 105 condominiums, the majority between 476 and 1152 square feet in size.

The sales centre opened to the public on Saturday and Sunday for “by appointment only” presentations. According to a representative of the project, more than 600 people had registered for these early opportunities.

It seems that the long wait for action on this site has finally come to an end and that No.1 River Landing shall soon be gracing the river’s edge, most likely fully occupied. In fact, the chatter on twitter suggests they’ve already sold out.

I mean, what took so long?

 

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Billboard at the River Landing site.

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A conceptual model of No. 1 River landing available at the sales centre.

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Crowds stand in line to see if their chosen floor plan is still available.

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Displays of 13 floor plans available at No. 1 River Landing.

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The living room on plan C2 which is constructed in the sales centre to demonstrate the floor plan and finishes.

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The master bedroom on plan C2 which is constructed in the sales centre to demonstrate the floor plan and finishes.

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The kitchen on plan C2 which is constructed in the sales centre to demonstrate the floor plan and finishes.

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The bathroom on plan C2 which is constructed in the sales centre to demonstrate the floor plan and finishes.

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.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

All may not be as it seems in the Saskatoon housing market

This morning, in conjunction with the release of Royal LePage’s House Price Survey for the second quarter of 2016, I had an opportunity to sit down with Lisa Dutton from GlobalNews and provide a deeper overview of what’s happening in the Saskatoon real estate market.

It’s clear that sales are down and that some segments of the market favour buyers, while others favour sellers. It’s good to know what the market is doing as it concerns you and your purchase or sale. Find out in this video.

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.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

Groundbreaking ceremony at Parcel Y brings an end to a decade long wait for River Landing development

It’s been more than ten years since Saskatoon city council approved Remai Ventures proposed plan to build a 200 room hotel and spa at Parcel Y. At that time, the projected cost to develop the improvements was estimated to be $40 million dollars. That parcel of land, a jewel on the banks of Saskatoon’s River Landing, would change hands twice and suffer numerous setbacks and delays. This past Wednesday, a groundbreaking ceremony got underway and the current landowner, Victory Majors Development Corp. announced that the first phase of the development which will include a 15-storey Alt Hotel and a 20-storey office tower will get underway in three to four weeks, as soon as regulatory approval is received. It’s expected to be complete within 14-20 months. Subsequent phases include two additional office towers and will commence when sufficient demand warrants their construction. The total cost of the project is now estimated to be $300 million.

More from the Saskatoon Star Phoenix here.

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.

Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra