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Saskatoon was the lone destination from the province to grace Vacay.ca’s top-20 list of “best places to travel” in Canada for 2020.


The digital magazine released its list on Wednesday with the Bridge City in the No. 16 spot.


Vacay.ca said it highlighted Canadian destinations that are at the forefront of environmental progress while remaining exciting places to visit.


“The travel industry is increasingly affected by consumers’ attachment to climate health and we believe consideration for the planet will significantly influence vacation choices in 2020 and beyond,” Vacay.ca founder and managing editor Adrian Brijbassi said in a press release.


“Our rankings spotlight locations that have become even more dynamic to visit because of their approach to confronting climate change.”


The report recommended visiting Saskatoon’s Remai Modern art gallery as well as the Broadway, Downtown and Riversdale neighbourhoods.


The city also offers more than 65 annual events and 200 parks.


“Saskatoon has so much more going on than meets the eye,” Vacay.ca managing editor Adrian Brijbassi wrote.


“Besides being a city teeming with parks, rivers, bike trails, and green areas, Saskatoon is also a historical gem and a culinary heavyweight with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.”


The publication ranked Banff, Alta., at the top, noting the national park’s increased focus on sustainability and wildlife care. British Columbian locations appeared the most with seven on the list.


The rankings took two years to compile, according to the digital magazine.


Vacay.ca’s “best places to travel” in Canada for 2020:

  1. Banff, Alta.
  2. Victoria, B.C.
  3. Haida Gwaii, B.C.
  4. Toronto
  5. Havre-Aubert, Que.
  6. Fogo Island, N.L.
  7. Vancouver
  8. Penticton, B.C.
  9. Montreal
  10. Saint John, N.B.
  11. Haines Junction, Yukon
  12. Tofino, B.C.
  13. Niagara region, Ont.
  14. Quebec City
  15. Oliver & Osoyoos, B.C.
  16. Saskatoon
  17. Cape Breton Highlands National Park, N.S.
  18. Galiano Island, B.C.
  19. Charlottetown, P.E.I.
  20. Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Alta.
 
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Saskatoon & Region

The Saskatoon housing market continued its 2019 trend toward balance last month, as REALTORS® listed fewer but sold more homes than in the previous November, reported the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) Wednesday.


City listings fell 16 per cent to 451 from 534, as sales jumped 20 per cent to 243 from 203. Although the average price was down three per cent, to $333,295 from $343,361, dollar volume rose 16 per cent to $81 million, up from $69.7 million.


Including the surrounding region, new listings were down 12 per cent to 694 from 791, while sales rose eight per cent to 317 from 294 for a dollar volume of $102.3 million, up one per cent from $101.7 million.


In the region alone, including communities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, new listings fell 11 per cent to 159 from 179, and sales were down nine per cent to 58 from 64. However, the average sales price rose four per cent to $314,650, up from $301,490, for a dollar volume drop of five per cent to $18.2 million.


“It’s encouraging to see strength in sales and a slight decline in listings coming to the market, to keep it balanced,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA.) All Saskatchewan REALTORS® associations will amalgamate under the SRA banner in January, 2020.


Year-to-date numbers reflect similar trends. So far this year, and with only one month to go, Saskatoon agents have listed 7,443 homes to the MLS®, down three per cent from 2018’s 7,646, and sold 3,401, up seven per cent from 3,167. Sales are also up from 2017’s 3,286.


The average sales price of $331,457 is statistically the same as last year’s, bringing the dollar volume up seven per cent to $1.1 billion, up from just over $1 billion.


In the region, 900 homes have sold so far in 2019, down five per cent from last year’s 943, and listings have fallen three per cent to 2,789 from 2,874. Dollar volume is down eight per cent to $265.5 million from $289.8 million. The average price dropped four per cent to $295,141 from $307,352.


At the end of the month, Saskatoon had 1,534 homes on the market, down 11 per cent from 1,716 at the same time last year, while the region had 947 homes, down eight per cent from 1,032.


“It’s healthy for the market to see the number of active listings continue to shrink slightly,” said Yochim. “Two years ago, we were tipping over 2,100 at the high-water mark, so 1,500 is certainly good.”


* statistics received from SRAR, Jason Yochim, CEO of SRA

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As the weather cooled in October, residential sales in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and the Battlefords warmed over last year, the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported today.


In the city of Saskatoon, sales rose seven per cent to 306, up from last October’s 285, helping to drive the dollar volume up five per cent to $97.5 million from $92.6 million. Listings also rose marginally to 599, up one per cent from 591. The average selling price fell two per cent to $318,450, down from $325,016.


Trevor Schmidt, interim CEO of SRAR, noted that the average five-year median sales price — $333,154 has not changed much over the past several years.


“This year, we’re tracking at the same level as the five-year average,” he said. “The market is neither high nor low; it has stabilized.


Another indication of stability in the Saskatoon market is the average length of time it takes to sell a home. Both in October and year-to-date, that average was 54 days.


“The five-year average is 55,” noted Schmidt. “Things have been quite stable considering what’s happened with the economy.”


“It shows the importance of using a REALTOR® to price properties according to what’s happening in the market, which helps foster a quicker sale.”


Year-to-date, 6,992 homes have been listed to the Multiple Listing Service® System (MLS®), down two per cent from 7,111 in 2018. Of those, 3,160 have sold, up seven per cent from 2,962, at an average price of $331,349 — statistically stable with last year’s $332,012. The dollar volume broke through the billion-dollar mark to $1.05 billion, up six per cent from $983.4 million last year.


In Saskatoon and area, which includes such communities as Dalmeny, Warman and Martensville, sales rose five per cent to 414, up from 393, in October. Year-to-date sales are up three per cent to 4,213 from 4,072, and also up from 4,099 in 2017.


Unit listings in the city and region fell two per cent to 889 from 904 last month, and also dropped two per cent year-to-date, ending October at 10,710, down from 10,895 in 2018. While the dollar volume was down two per cent in October, to $129.2 million from $132.4 million, the year-to-date volume is up two per cent to $1.365 billion from $1.342 billion.


The region alone saw a six per cent drop in listings, to 208 from 222, in October, and a seven per cent hike in sales to 88, up from 82 last year. Dollar volume in the region fell 13 per cent to $24.7 million from $28.5 million. The average selling price came in at $281,534, down 19 per cent from $348,038.


Active listings ended October down four per cent to 3,442 in Saskatoon and area, from 3,584 in 2018 and also down from 3,725 at this time in 2017. In the city, 1,712 listings were available, down five per cent from 1,808, and 1,020 homes were on the market in the region, down seven per cent from last year’s 1,095.


* statistics received from SRAR, Trevor Schmidt, Interim CEO of SRAR

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Sales rise 16 per cent from same month of last year


Saskatoon — A hot, dry May brought a warmer market for Saskatoon home sellers, as sales rose 16 per cent over the same month of 2018.

City sales came in at 422 units, up from 363 last May and 420 the year before, the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported Monday. Sales are also up 10 per cent year-to-date at 1,469, up from 1,342 and 1,450 in the last two years.


“Sales have rebounded significantly this year, in large part due to an increase in condosales,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of SRAR. “Condo sales are up almost 21 per cent over
a year ago. Prices have been coming down, and they are very affordable compared to most housing types.”

Year-to-date, 449 condos have sold, as compared to 372 last year. Over the same period, single family home sales rose six per cent to 1,292, up from 1,215 last year. In May, single family home sales were up 13 per cent from last May.


As sales rose, unit listings fell three per cent to 911 in May, down from 942 in 2018 and 1,031 the previous year. Year-to-date listings are also down three per cent; so far, 3,422 homes have been listed to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as compared to 3,536 last year and 4,055 in 2017.


The higher sales resulted in a 17 per cent dollar volume increase over last May to $140.7 million, up from $120.5 million. That’s despite a two per cent drop in the aver- age selling price, which fell to $329,595 from $334,651.

“I suspect first-time home buyers have been very active this spring based on the con- do sales,” Yochim said. “When lower-priced homes sell, it has a downward effect on the average price.”


In Saskatoon and region, including communities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, sales rose 14 per cent in May to a three-year high of 561 units. Listings fell seven per cent to 1,386, down from 1,485 and 1,553 in the previous two years. Dollar volume rose 12 per cent to $181.3 million from $162.3 million last year. Yochim said, “The sales to listing ratio was 46 per cent in May, which is approaching a balanced market.”


In the surrounding region excluding the city, dollar volume was down 13 per cent to $31.5 million from $36.3 million. Listings fell 20 per cent to 317, after two years at about 390, and sales rose eight per cent to 113, up from 105 last May. The average selling price fell 19 per cent, however, to $279,095, after posting $346,130 last May.

Year-to-date, the surrounding region has seen a three per cent decrease in dollar vol- ume at $120 million; a three per cent drop in listings, to 1,344; and unit sales of 421, up nine per cent from last year.


As of the end of May, buyers had 3,164 listings to choose from in Saskatoon and area, unchanged from last year. Of those, 1,938 are in the city proper (down from 2,001 last May) and 1,126 are in surrounding towns and regions (down from last year’s 1,164).“We’re finally seeing some stabilization in the housing market, which has been in buyers’ market territory for some time due to oversupply and lower consumer confidence,”


 
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April house sales jump 18 per cent in Saskatoon regio

April housing demand in the Saskatoon region was the strongest in three years, as sales jumped 18 per cent over the same month of 2018.


The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported 513 sales on the MLS® system, up from 433 last April and 414 in 2017. Those sales generated a dollar volume of $169.6 million, up 12 per cent from last year’s $152 million and 14 per cent from $147 million in 2017.


Year-to-date, sales are up seven per cent to 1,440, as compared to 1,342 in 2018 and 1,368 in 2017. Dollar volume is up three per cent to $460.2 million from last year’s $447.8 million. The spring market usually brings an increase in listings, and April followed that tradition. Listings rose four per cent to 1,295, although year-to-date listings are down slightly to 3,971 from 3,989.


Compared to the 4,475 properties posted in the first four months of 2017, however, listings are down significantly.

“People came out of hibernation and said, it’s time,” said Jason Yochim, CEO of SRAR. “We’re seeing the beginning of a spring market, which is nice.”


Other factors potentially influencing the market include stable interest rates and lower prices, he added.

“There’s less inventory and people are buying what they’re finding on the market,” Yochim said. “It’s feeling more like it’s time to make that move.”


In the city of Saskatoon, the number of properties brought to market actually fell two per cent in April to 774, down from 787 last year and significantly down from the 842 listed in April, 2017.

Year-to-date, 2,511 homes have been listed, down three per cent from 2,594 in the same period of 2018. Listings in 2017 were considerably higher, at 3,024.

April sales in the city proper came in at 380, up 14 per cent from last year’s 333 and generating a 16 per cent increase in the dollar volume, to $130.4 million. That figure is up from both 2018 and 2017, when $112.7 million and $113.6 million in sales were recorded, respectively.


So far this year, Saskatoon sales are up seven per cent to 1,047, up from 978 in 2018.

The average selling price in the city increased one per cent to $343,121 in April, up from $338,438 last year. Year-to-date, the price remains down by two per cent at $327,995.


The region surrounding Saskatoon, including towns and cities such as Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny, saw a whopping 25 per cent increase in dollar volume to $31 million on 105 sales, up 36 per cent from 77 last year. The average price was down eight per cent to $295,780.

Active listings in Saskatoon as of April 30 were down three per cent to 1,778 from 1,834 last year, and up four per cent in the region, to 1,083.


Stronger sales activity was reflected in Saskatoon’s sales to listing ratio, which at 49 per cent is considered a balanced market.

“It’s an encouraging sign,” said Yochim. “A balanced market offers a good equilibrium, with a good balance of buyers and product from sellers. Depending on how long it lasts, it helps slow the decline in pricing.”

New housing starts are down considerably, which is also affecting the market. March, for example, saw a 33 per cent drop in single family home starts and a 70 per cent fall in multiple units. It will take some time before the rising demand spurs more building, because there is always a lag between an improvement in sales and starts, Yochim said.

Prince Albert and region also recorded improved home sales, which rose 25 per cent to 60 units, up from 48 last year. Dollar volume jumped 26 per cent to $12.2 million from $9.7 million last April. Listings were up a marginal two per cent, to 168 from 165. In the city itself, sales were up 41 per cent to 38.

“That’s encouraging for P.A., because the market was quite depressed for a number of months,” Yochim said.

Activity was less robust in the Battlefords region. Sales rose 17 per cent in April to 35, up from 30 last April, but dollar volume dropped 35 per cent to $5 million from $8 million. Listings, however, fell seven per cent to 138.

Every market, including the strengthening Saskatoon market, comes with its own challenges for buyers and sellers, noted Yochim.

“If you want to know how the recent changes in the market affect your individual home and needs, it’s best to contact a SRAR member. They have the knowledge, experience and objectivity to help you make good decisions about your personal circumstances.”

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Number of Listings Declining

The total number of new residential listings in Saskatoon on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) year to date totaled 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 215, 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 of 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. Although much focus in real estate is on the average price, the average can be misleading and is easily skewed. A better indicator of what is happening with home prices is the Home Price Index. The Home Price Index establishes attributes for a typical single-family home with a base value in 2005. From that starting point, changes in value are recorded over time to get a better sense of what is happening to pricing and where prices are trending. The value for the typical single-family home in January of 2005 was $140,400. This value reached its peak in May of 2015 at $329,500. Currently this value is at $312,600 virtually unchanged from a month earlier. The Benchmark price for a typical Townhouse style property in Saskatoon was $222,900 last month, for apartment style properties, $180,100 in October. For more information on HPI go to saskatoonrealtors.ca.


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 Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®. “It would seem that sellers are recognizing the importance of expert advice from our REALTOR® members in pricing to the current market.” he adds.

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Average Home Sale Price Declining

Year to date the average price of $332,700 for a home in Saskatoon represents a decline of 4% from a year ago. By comparison in the past three years, the third quarter average price was $347,165 in 2017 and $352,103 in 2016. Although much focus in real estate is on the average price, the average can be misleading and is easily skewed. A better indicator of what is happening with home prices is the Home Price Index. The Home Price Index establishes attributes for a typical single family home with a base value in 2005. From that starting point, changes in value are recorded over time to get a better sense of what is happening to pricing and where prices are trending. The value for the typical single family home in January of 2005 was $140,400. This value reached its peak in May of 2015 at $329,500. Currently this value is at $312,200 which is the highest level for 2018 and is virtually unchanged from a month earlier. The Benchmark price for a typical Townhouse style property in Saskatoon was $219,700 last month, this is the lowest point since April of 2007 when the value was $205,300. For apartment style properties, the Benchmark value of $176,200 in September was the first increase since December of 2007 when the value was at $190,600. For more information on HPI go to saskatoonrealtors.ca 


Active listings in Saskatoon continued to shrink with year over year decline of 7%. In Saskatoon at the end of September there were 1,944 active listings compared to 2,082 a year ago. Active listings are higher in the region surrounding the city which includes the cities of Martensville and Warman. At the end of September there were 1,161 available properties compared to 1,086 for the surrounding area. The decline in available properties is mostly attributable to an overall decline in new listings coming on the market. Year to date, there were 6,521 properties listed in the city of Saskatoon, a decline of 11% compared to 2017. In the month of September, there were 648 new listings in Saskatoon. By comparison in September of 2017 there were 767 new listings and 779 in 2016. “It seems that sellers who are not highly motivated are choosing to wait until conditions are more favourable to sell.” Comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®. “Currently we are in a buyers market with elevated levels of inventory and downward trending prices for most properties.” He adds.


In the month of September there were 268 residential sales on the MLS®. This is similar to September of 2017. The total number of sales for the first three quarters of 2018 was 2,679, a 5% decline from last year. By comparison, in the first three months of 2016, there were 2,935 sales in the city of Saskatoon.

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Active Listings Continue Decline


For the seventh straight month this year, the number of active listings in the market was down year over year. At the end of August there were 2,019 active residential listings in the city of Saskatoon, a decline of 8% from a year ago. Of the active listings, approximately 1,227 are single family while just over 780 fall under condominium ownership. The decline in active listings is largely due to a decline in homes listed year over year. To date, a total of 5,875 residential properties have been listed in Saskatoon on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), down 11% compared to the end of August last year. “In a slower market, one typically sees fewer speculative sellers than in a hot market” comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® “It’s important to bear in mind that homes sell in all markets. If a seller needs to sell then they must be sure to have good advice and price to the current market conditions.” adds Yochim.

In the month of August there were 329 residential sales on the MLS®. This is on par with August of 2018 and just lightly below the five year average of 352 sales for August. Year to date there have been 2,411 residential MLS® sales in Saskatoon, of these 1,751 are single family properties, unchanged compared to the first eight months of last year. On the other hand, there were 648 condominium at the end of last month, 11% fewer than last year.

Year to date residential MLS® sales between $200 - 300,000 totaled 657 transactions, down from 707 a year ago. The number of homes that sold between $350-750,000 on the MLS® year to date was also down by just over 100 sales from 1,036 transactions in 2017. So far in 2018, a total of 41 properties have sold in excess of $750,000 in Saskatoon, on par with last year.

The Home Price Index (HPI) Value for single family residential home sales in Saskatoon increased slightly from July to $312,200. The HPI measures the change in value over time for a typical single family home with a standard set of attributes. This rate of change reports similar to the Consumer Price Index and is the most accurate indicator of home pricing. The HPI value for townhouse style residences declined for the month to $225,200, down from $234,400 in July. Benchmark pricing for apartment Style condominiums continue to decline for the eighth straight month. For more information on HPI go to saskatoonrealtors.ca . Year-to-date, the average sale price was $334,226, a 4% decrease from the same period last year. Average prices can be misleading as outlier sales can skew the average sale value one way or the other over a short period of time. This is why the median price of HPI value is a better indicator of the market.

Last month, the average home in Saskatoon took 52 days to sell in Saskatoon. The five year average for days to sell in the month of July is 50.4 days.

REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are dedicated to developing professional standards and continuing education in the real estate profession. This is not the case for those who sell real estate in the province and who are not members of an association of REALTORS®.

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Friday, August 31st, 2018

1st Annual Oskana Cup Tournament

Dakota Dunes Golf Links – 202 Dakota Dunes Way

Time: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Website: dakotadunes.ca


Breathe-911 Ryde

River Landing East – Spadina Cres E

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Free

Website: lung.sk.ca


SIGA’s 2nd Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast

Corner of Joseph Okemasis Dr & 105 St E

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 am

Price: $5.00 per plate

Website: siga.sk.ca


Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Mick Poley: 20 Years of Hell

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 8:00 pm

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca


Ongoing

August 31st – September 1st, 2018

Nutrien Fireworks Festival

River Landing and Friendship Park

Time: 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Website: nutrienfireworksfestival.ca/


August 18th – October 28th, 2018

Corn Maze Fun – Viva Italia!

Saskatoon Italian Cultural & Recreational Centre – Corner of Cedar Villa Road & Hwy 7

Time: 1:00 – 8:00 pm

Website: www.saskatoonicc.com


September 1st – 7th, 2018

Le Burger Week Saskatoon

Various Restaurants in Saskatoon

Website: leburgerweek.com


August 16th – September 20th, 2018

Sisters United: Women’s Suffrage in Saskatchewan

Western Development Museum – 2610 Lorne Ave

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website: wdm.ca/stoon/exhibits_temp.html


August 7th - September 16th, 2018

SRHBA Parade of Homes

Time: Mon – Thurs 7 – 9 pm, Sat & Sun 2 – 5pm

Price: Free

Website: paradeofhomesonline.ca


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Increase in July Home Sales 

The month of July saw a significant increase of over 25% in the year-over-year Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) sales activity with a total of 390 unit sales in the month. This compares with 310 transactions in July of 2017. Total MLS® transactions for Saskatoon year to date was down 3.3% with 2,082 home sales compared to 2,152 to the end of July 2017. 


“Although one month does not constitute a trend, it is very encouraging to see such a significant increase in activity during a month when many buyers typically leave town on vacation” comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®. Other positive indicators are a decline in the number of new MLS® listings coming on to the market. 


A total of 710 new MLS® listings in July represented a decrease of 10% over last year and well below the five year average of 830 listings. Fewer new listings combined with an increase in sales reduced the number of active listings from 2,109 in June to 2,048 at the end of July. The five year average for active MLS® listings is 1,977 units. “Lower inventory levels will help move the market from a buyer’s market towards balance and stabilize home prices.” adds Yochim.

MLS® sales below $200,000 totaled 57 transactions in July, 55% higher than July of 2017, while year to date sales increased by 26% with 307 transactions. Homes that sold between $300-400,000 on the MLS® in July showed an increase of 27% over the previous July while year to date the number of sales in this price range totaled 1,229, a decline of 5%. Home sales in excess of $400,000 totaled 540 transactions year to date, a decline of 12% over the previous year.

The Home Price Index (HPI) Value for single family residential home sales in Saskatoon took a slight decrease in July of 0.1% to $315,400 compared to $315,800 at the end of June. The HPI measures the change in value over time for a typical single family home with a standard set of attributes. This rate of change reports similar to the Consumer Price Index and is the most accurate indicator of home pricing.


The HPI value for townhouse style residences continued on its upward trend, increasing by 1.2% for the month to $234,400. For more information on HPI go to saskatoonrealtors.ca . Year-to-date, the average sale price was $334,676, a 4.1% decrease from the same period last year. Average prices can be misleading as outlier sales can skew the average sale value one way or the other over a short period of time. This is why the median price of HPI value is a better indicator of the market.

Last month, the average home in Saskatoon took 49 days to sell in Saskatoon last month. The five year average for days to sell in the month of July is 48 days.
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Friday, July 20th 2018

Chester Bennington Memorial

River Landing Amphitheatre 0 414 Spadina Cres E

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Saturday, July 21st, 2018

1st Annual Bunnock Tournament

UMEA Sports Fields (Behind Lawson Heights Mall)

Time: 10:00 am

Price: $100/Team (Mixed Teams of 4)

Website: https://www.picatic.com/event15245223029816

Ongoing

July 17th – 22nd, 2018

Taste of Saskatchewan

Kiwanis Park – 601 Spadina Cres E

Website: www.tasteofsaskatchewan.ca


July 21st – 22nd, 2018

FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters

4th Ave & 21st St

Time: 12.00 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.fiba.basketball/3x3worldtour/2018


July 19th – 22nd, 2018

Ness Creek Music Festival

20 kms North East of Big River, SK

Website: nesscreekmusicfestival.com


July 4th – August 19th, 2018

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Big White Tents off Spadina Crescent

Website: www.shakespearesask.com/


July 20th – 22nd, 2018

2018 Saskatchewan Woodturners Symposium

Persephone Theatre – 100 Spadina Cres E

Website: newsite.hubcityturners.ca/events/turning-symposia-2014-2016/symposium-2018/


July 15th – 22nd, 2018

Canadian Rugby Championship

Saskatoon Rugby Fields – 134 English Cres

Time: All Day

Price: $5.00 per day/ $20.00 Full event pass

Website: https://rugby.ca/en/news/2018/04/saskatoon-to-host-2018-senior-women-age-grade-canadian-rugby-championships-in-july


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Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Family Fun Day

German Cultural Centre – 160 Cartwright St E

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.saskgermancouncil.org/

 

Ongoing

June 10th – 24th, 2018

Saskatoon Pride Festival

Website: saskatoonpride.ca

 

June 22 – July 1st, 2018

Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

Website: www.saskjazz.com

 

June 16th – 23rd, 2018

Saskatoon Opera Presents La Boheme

Persephone Theatre – 100 Spadina Cres E

Time: 7:30 pm

Website: www.saskatoonopera.ca/

 

 

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Saturday, June 16th, 2018

80s Party Featuring Wang Chung & The Cutting Crew

Dakota Dunes Casino – 204 Dakota Dunes Way

Time: Doors – 7:00 pm, Show – 8:00 pm

Website: dakotadunescasino.com/entertainment/

 

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Father’s Day Ultimate Brunch

German Cultural Centre – 160 Cartwright St E

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Website: saskgerman.com

 

Ongoing

June 10-24th, 2018

Saskatoon Pride Festival

Various Locations

Website: saskatoonpride.ca

 

June 16th – 23rd, 2018

Saskatoon Opera Presents La Boheme

Persephone Theatre – 100 Spadina Cres E

Time: 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm

Website: www.saskatoonopera.ca/

 

 

 

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Home Listings Down Year to Date

  

Fewer home owners seem ready to put their home on the market this year compared to last. In May, a total of 943 properties were added on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Saskatoon representing a 9% decrease from last May. Year to date there were 13% fewer homes listed year to date in Saskatoon.

 

The total number of active listings in Saskatoon at the end of May was 2,001, just slightly above the five year average of, 1,945 units. “Typically we see the highest number of active listings between May and September.” comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS®, “It’s the most active time in our market largely due to favorable weather.” He adds. Inventory levels for active MLS® listings reached an all-time high in July of last year with 2,210 homes for sale in Saskatoon. At the current rate of sales it would take five and a half months to liquidate the current stock of active listings. 


In May there were 364 home sales, a decrease of 13% from last May. Year-to-date sales for Saskatoon are down 7% with a total of 1,345 residential MLS® home sales. Home sales so far this year have declined in every price range with the exception of homes under $200,000 which saw a 30% increase for a total of 203 sales. The price range with the greatest decline in sales were homes priced between $450-500,000 with a year-to-date total of 85 sales, a 17% drop from last year. Homes selling between $750,000 and $1M are on par with last year at 19 sales. Homes in excess of $1M however are off sharply with three MLS® sales year to date. In 2017, there were three home sales in May alone over $1M and nine year to date.

The sales to listing ratio has decreased from 43% in April to 39% in May. The sales to listing ratio is a comparison of the number of sales for a period of time to the number of new listings. “Saskatoon remains a buyer’s market. However, homes that are priced to market and in good condition will still command great interest and in some cases competing offers.” comments Yochim. Last month, the average home in Saskatoon took 47 days to sell in Saskatoon last month, this is the lowest time to sell so far this year.

Year-to-date, the average sale price was $334,449, a 4% decrease from the same period last year. Since averages can be misleading, a better reflection of the market is the median. The median home sale price year to date is $320,000. The five year average for median residential home sale prices in Saskatoon is $341,980.

The Home Price Index Composite Benchmark Price (HPI) continued in an upward trend for most home types (except apartment style) again in May. The HPI is the most accurate indicator of where home prices are trending. For more information on HPI go to saskatoonrealtors.ca .

REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are dedicated to developing professional standards and continuing education in the real estate profession. This is not the case for those who sell real estate in the province and who are not members of an association of REALTORS®.

 

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Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Kevin Hart

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: Doors – 6:00pm, Show – 7:00 pm

Website: sasktelcentre.com

 

Pop-Up Restaurant – Global Pot Fusion Cuisine

Saskatoon Farmers Market – 414 Ave B South

Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.globalpot.org

 

Saskatoon Public Library – Knowlympics

Saskatoon Public Library – 311-23rd St E

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/Knowlympics

 

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Beads of Courage Color Festival Fun Run/Walk

Lakeview Park – 175 Whiteshore Crescent

Time: 9:00 am

Price: $45.00 – Early Bird

Website: https://www.colourrunsask.ca/about

 

Ongoing

June 2nd – 5th, 2018

Nutrien Children’s Festival of Saskatchewan

Kiwanis Memorial Park

Website: www.potashcorpchildrensfestival.com/

 

June 1st – 3rd, 2018

International Saskatchewan Salsa & Bachata Congress

TCU Place – 35-22nd St E

Website: sasksalsacongress.com

 

 

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Friday, May 25th, 2018

Ideas on Tap: Personal Branding

Vendasta – 4th Floor, 220 3rd Ave S

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ideas-on-tap-personal-branding-tickets-45811083183

 

Nature Needs Half | Naturecity Festival Presents Harvey Locke

Aden Bowman Castle Theatre – 1904 Clarence Ave S

Time: 7:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: wildaboutsaskatoon.org/

 

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

#1 Hits of the Opry

German Cultural Centre – 160 Cartwright St E

Time: 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Price: $25.00

Website: saskgerman.com

 

2nd Annual Sikh Day Parade

Dundonald Park – 130 Hunt Road

Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Price: Free

 

Saskatoon Mini Maker Faire 2018

Prairieland Park – 503 Ruth St W

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Price: Advance Adult - $12.00, Advance (Age 6-12) - $8.00, Adult - $15.00, Age 6-12 - $10.00

Website: https://saskcraftcouncil.org/

 

SCRC Kilobots

Prairieland Park – 503 Ruth St W

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Website: kilobots.com/events/

 

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Saskatchewan Marathon

Meewasin Trail

Time: All Day

Website: saskmarathon.ca/

 

2018 Flores De Mayo Fiesta

Cathedra of the Holy Family – 123 Nelson Road

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Price: Adults - $30.00, Youth (Ages 6-12) - $10.00, Ages 5-0 – Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/158467021511102/

 

Synchronized Swimming Watershow

Shaw Centre – 122 Bowlt Crescent

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Website: saskatoonaqualenes.com

 

Ongoing

May 25th – 26th, 2018

Top of the Hops

Prairieland Park – 503 Ruth St W

Time: 6:30 – 11:00 pm

Website: https://www.topofthehops.ca/

 

May 25th – 27th, 2018

Ritornello Festival 10!

Remai Modern – 102 Spadina Cres E

Price: $20.00 - $80.00

Website: ritornello.ca/

 

 

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Friday, April 27th, 2018

Humboldt Broncos Tribute Concert

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $65.00

Website: sasktelcentre.com

 

Ideas on Tap Presents: Small Business Branding – A Digital Marketing Bootcamp

Vendasta - #405-220 3rd Ave S

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/182432119072975/

 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Equine Assisted Learning Date Night

Lift Farm – Merril School Road

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Price: $100.00 per couple

Website: https://www.facebook.com/liftfarmEAL/

 

Free Meditation Retreat for Everybody

St. Joseph Parish – 535 8th St E

Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Price: Free

Website: https://www.mahamevnawasaskatoon.com/

 

Saskatchewan Rush VS Calgary Roughnecks

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $25.00-$69.00

Website: www.saskrush.com

 

Saskatoon Speed Dating Singles 34 – 45

Finn’s Irish Pub – Park Town Hotel

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Website: https://34to45april28.eventbrite.ca

 

The SJO Plays Stans Getz

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: $30.00/$15.00

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Saskatchewan Blue Cross MS Walk

Archibald Arena – 1410 Windsor Street

Time: 10:00 am

Website: mswalks.ca

 

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Donovan Woods and the Opposition

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 7:30 pm

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Ongoing

April 26th – 29th, 2018

The 2018 Saskatoon Gem & Mineral Show

German Cultural Centre – 160 Cartwright St E

Time: Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: canadagemshows.com

 

 

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Friday, March 16th, 2018

The Dears

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 8:00 pm

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Anastasia – Ballet Jorgen

TCU Place – 35-22nd St E

Time: 7:30 pm

Website: tcuplace.com

 

Saskatoon Blades VS Prince Albert Raiders

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: 7:05 pm

Price: $19.00 - $31.00

Website: www.saskatoonblades.com

 

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Indigenous Inclusion in the Hemp & Cannabis Industry

Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre – 2002 Airport Drive

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price: $350.00

Website: https://indginclusion.com

 

Movies that Matter: Looking for Mr. Goodbye

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 7:00 pm

Price: Students/Senior - $5.00, General - $7.00

 

Neighbors Working Together – A Dialogue on Intensification and our Urban Heritage

Edwards Family Centre – 333 4th Ave N

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events-workshops/2018-egs-week

 

Ongoing

March 8th – 16th, 2018

Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Live Five

Time: Thursday to Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00 pm

Price: $21.00 - $25.00

Website: www.livefive.ca/season/boom/

 

March 16th – 18th, 2018

Collector’s Show

Prairieland Park

Price: Adult - $10.00, Weekend Pass - $15.00

Website: www.saskatooncollectorshow.com/

 

March 19th – 23rd, 2018

Prairie’s Got The Goods Week

Online Webinar Series: http://www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events-workshops/2018-egs-week

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Website: www.pcap-sk.org/upcoming-events-workshops/2018-egs-week

 

 

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Friday, March 9th, 2018

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Saskatoon

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Saskatoon Blades VS Calgary Hitmen

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: 7:05 pm

Price: $19.00 - $31.00

Website: www.saskatoonblades.com

 

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Rock This Town with the Toon Town Big Band

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 8:00 pm

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Saskatoon Blades VS Brandon Wheat Kings

SaskTel Centre – 101-3515 Thatcher Ave

Time: 7:05 pm

Price: $19.00 - $31.00

Website: www.saskatoonblades.com

 

The White Buffalo

The Capital – 244 1st Ave N

Time: 10:00 pm

Website: broadwaytheatre.ca

 

Ongoing

March 8th – 11th, 2018

Homestyles

Prairieland Park – 503 Ruth St W

Time: Thursday 3:00 – 9:00pm, Friday 1:00 – 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Price: Adults - $12.50, Seniors - $10.00, Children 12 & Under – Free

Website: homestylesonline.com/

 

March 8th – 16th, 2018

Boom by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Live Five – The Refinery Arts and Spirit Centre

Time: Thursday to Saturday – 8:00pm, Sunday 2:00 pm

Price: $21.00-$25.00

Website: www.livefive.ca/season/boom/

 

March 9th – 11th, 2018

Rock the River Cup Bonspiel

Nutana Curling Club – 2002 Arlington Ave

Time: All Day

Price: Team Registration $350.00

Website: www.prairielilycurling.com

 

 

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Home Inventory Levels Declining

A year over year decline in home sales and new listings in February contributed to a declining availability of homes in the Saskatoon market. At the end of last month there was a total of 1,588 active residential listings in Saskatoon. This represented a 4% decline from a year ago when there were 1,659 properties available. Although the number of sale transactions in February, 211, represented a 6% decline from the same month last year, strong sales in January helped the overall sales year to date to remain 1% ahead of last year. Year to date, a total of 413 residential sales have been recorded on the MLS® in the city of Saskatoon. In February, REALTORS® in Saskatoon listed a total of 1,159 residential properties, this is a 14% decline compared to last February’s number of 1,332.


In February of 2016, a total of 1,410 homes were listed for sale. The number of transactions that occurred in Saskatoon was 203 units which represents an 11% increase over January of 2017. The overall dollar volume for home sales in Saskatoon was just under $70 million which is a 6% decline from last February. The year to date total volume of transactions is unchanged from last year at $139 million. Year to date sales in the region surrounding Saskatoon, which includes the cities of Warman and Martensville, totaled 122 units representing a 14% increase. The overall dollar volume for this surrounding market was just under $39.5 million for the first two months of the year, an increase of 12% compared to last year. “For the past couple of years inventory levels have hovered around 2,000 available properties.” Comments Jason Yochim, CEO with the Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) “It is definitely a positive trend to see inventory levels shrinking, this is helpful for slowing price decline.” he adds. The average sale price for a home in Saskatoon slipped 1% in February.

The Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark value declined only very slightly in the last 30 days to $292,800. Although this is its lowest point since February of 2012 the decline in the composite price appears to be slowing. With the exception of a couple of months in the spring of last year, the HPI composite value has been in an overall decline since August of 2016 when the value was $317,600. 

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