Happy New Year everyone! I’m sure we aren’t the only ones who are happy to welcome 2021 with open arms.
In our last market update we predicted that early 2021 would bring reduced inventories and a strong sellers market in Saskatoon. We want to share with you, if our predictions were right and what this means to you as a buyer or seller.
We ended 2020 with a very strong month in the Saskatoon Real Estate Market. There were 274 home sales in December, which means that sales were up 35% for the month compared to December of 2019, which only saw 203 home sales. That’s 71 more sales during this time.
In December, we also saw 347 new listings posted to the MLS, which means listings were up 14% for the month compared to December of 2019, which only saw 304 listings posted.
The average sale price in Saskatoon right now is $345,358 which is up 3.4% compared to December 2019.
As we predicted in our last market update, inventories are at an all time low. Back in December, we predicted there could be as low as 899 active listings in Saskatoon as of January 2, 2021. We were pretty close with our prediction… because as of January 4th there are 940 active listings in Saskatoon.
The reason we are experiencing this low inventory, is because of a high volume of home sales compared to the number of new listings. Even though we saw more listings in December this year than last year, it still isn’t keeping up with the number of sales in Saskatoon.
472 of those are single family homes, 272 are apartment style condos and 196 are townhouse style condos. Out of the 472 single family homes listed, 272 are on the eastside and 200 are on the westside.
We wanted to break this down for you to demonstrate, for example, that if you are thinking of selling a single family home on the eastside of Saskatoon, you would only be competing against 272 other homes on the eastside. This number would get even smaller when you start to narrow down other criteria such as neighbourhood, home style, number of bedrooms and baths etc…
What this means is that right now listings are like GOLD. This is the time to get your home on the market. There is no reason to hesitate or wait for the spring market. With the extremely low interest rates available, there are many motivated buyers actively searching for homes in Saskatoon right now.
Based on the current market conditions you will want to rely on us as your Realtors to guide you through this limited inventory. We have a wide network of contacts in Saskatoon who we rely on to get the most up to date listing information that we will share with you.
As always, if you would like some more information, or are interested in buying or selling a home, reach out to us and we would be happy to help.