Number of Listings Declining/SRAR

 
 
Saskatoon, November 5, 2018.
 
The total number of new residential listings in Saskatoon on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) year to date totalled 7,111. This represents a 12% decline when compared to the same period last year with 8,065 properties listed. The total number of residential listings for Saskatoon and region year to date is 10,929, a 10% decline from last year. The individual month end totals for new listings in 2018 was down each month as well compared to 2017 totals. 

This decline in new listings has contributed to lower inventory levels for available properties in Saskatoon. At the end of October there was a total of 1,808 active residential properties for sale in Saskatoon and 1,095 in the regional market surrounding Saskatoon. The five-year average for active listings in Saskatoon is 1,806 while the ten-year average is 1,487. 

“Since 2015, the Saskatoon market has experienced higher inventories of active listings, this puts downward pressure on pricing and often upward pressure on the sales to new listing ratio.” comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®. The median price of a home in Saskatoon has declined as well since 2015 as has the average price. The average residential price was $332,000 at the end of October, 
down 4% from a year ago and $20,000 from two years ago. 

Year to date, the total number of residential sales on the MLS® system in Saskatoon was 2,964, down 2% from last year. For Saskatoon and region the total number of sales was 4,074, a 1% decline from 2017. Total MLS® sales of 285 in Saskatoon for October was unchanged from the same month last year and but down 9% from October 2016. 
 
“It's encouraging to see home sales at a comparable level to last year in spite of economic challenges and the “stress test” changes to financing earlier this year," comments Yochim. “It would seem that sellers are recognizing the importance of expert advice from our REALTOR® members in pricing to the current market.”
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