Saskatoon real estate week in review for October 14-20, 2018

The number of Saskatoon real estate sales processed by the multiple listing service® grew by four this week to 58. That’s down just three from the same week last year. Meanwhile, new listings bounced slightly higher growing from 110 last week to 118 for this period. That number is sharply lower on an annual basis. Over the same week last year, 175 Saskatoon homes were added to the MLS®.

The MLS® inventory of Saskatoon homes available to buyers slipped lower for the fourth consecutive week. By Saturday morning the system showed 1836 residential properties, down 28 from the previous week’s close, and lower than levels recorded a year ago by 184. There are now 1023 single-family homes for sale within the city of Saskatoon, down about 14 percent from a year earlier when inventory in the category was at 1190. Condo numbers remain stubborn at 698, which is lower than it was a year ago, but only by 17.

Entry level activity dominated the Saskatoon real estate market this week taking the weekly median price down to just $281,000. That’s the lowest number we’ve seen since the first week of 2018. With just two sales over the $500,000 mark, the weekly average price fell sharply as well. It fell lower by 37K from the previous week to just $302,138.

The six-week average price of a Saskatoon home slipped two thousand dollars from the previous week to $319,363 which leaves it lower than it was a year earlier by roughly fifteen thousand dollars. The four-week median price lost nearly four thousand dollars on the week and settled at $320,000 for an annual increase of thirteen thousand dollars.

Buyers won the week negotiating a below list price sale in 53 of the week’s 58 sales with an average discount of $14,918. That number was skewed some by the area 3 sale that went $92,000 below asking price. One seller accepted an offer that exceeded their asking price by $1100.

Here is a breakdown of what the sales to listing price ratio looked like on this week’s sales. Please note that those sales that do show a sale price that is greater than the list price are all new properties that spent some period of time on the market, and most likely included additional improvements that were not reflected in the original list price. We report these to you as “at list price sales”, which is likely too generous in some cases, but it’s simply not practical to obtain the full details of each sale.

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Norm Fisher

Royal LePage Vidorra