Hey there! As the leaves turn golden this October and we cozy up for fall, it's a great time to chat about the housing scene. Right now, home sales in Saskatoon are buzzing. Why? Well, there aren't many houses available, to begin with. Yes, interest rates have ticked up a bit, but that hasn't slowed folks down. People still really want homes in our area, way more than those rates are discouraging them.
September Stats: In September 2023, Saskatoon's real estate landscape revealed a mix of trends. Active listings for the month totaled 980, with single-family homes leading the pack at 712 and condos following with 268 units. It's noteworthy that out of these condos, 171 were of the apartment-style. However, there was a dip in fresh entries to the market, with new listings for the month at 575, marking a 9% drop from September 2022.
Sales painted a brighter picture with 374 properties changing hands, reflecting a 14% increase compared to the same period the previous year. The average sale price edged upwards too, reaching $375,301— a modest growth of 0.75% from September 2022.
It's evident that while the volume of new listings reduced, the demand and value of properties in Saskatoon continued to show resilience and growth.
When tuning into national TV or flipping through major newspapers, it's clear that a lot of their housing coverage centers around big Canadian cities like Toronto and Vancouver. But it's crucial to remember that what happens there doesn't always mirror our local market in Saskatoon.
Here's a fun fact: even with the current prices and those interest rates, Saskatoon stands strong as one of the top three most affordable spots to live in Canada. If those rates take a dip? With so many people eyeing our homes, prices could go up even more.
So, what's the play? You could buy now, lock in a decent price, but face that slightly higher interest rate. Or, wait it out, hoping for a lower rate but risk paying more for the house itself. If you choose the waiting game, remember you'll be shelling out more upfront and miss out on a few good years of paying down that mortgage. Contact us if you have any questions about the current market in Saskatoon, or if you're planning to buy or sell.
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