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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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Mark your calendar's and get ready to eat! The Taste of Saskatchewan is exactly one week from today! Make sure to come on down to Kiwanis Park in Downtown Saskatoon to enjoy amazing food, drinks and music from noon to night from July 17th - 22nd, 2018.


Click here for the Website.


Click here to check out what is on this years menu.


Click here to jot down what time you need to be there to listen to your favorite music.

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Friday, July 28th, 2017

Pizza Party with the Cure – Cooking Class

The Local Kitchen – 123 Ave B South

Time: 6:30 pm

Price: $75.00

Website: https://www.thelocalkitchenyxe.com/class-calendar/2017/7/28/pizza-party-with-the-cure

 

Burning Love! Rory Allen’s Tribute to Elvis

Dakota Dunes Casino – 204 Dakota Dunes Way

Time: 6:30 pm

Price: $45.00

Website: https://tickets.siga.sk.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=893

 

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

The Marr Residence Music in the Garden

Marr Residence – 326-11th Street East

Time: 2:00 pm

Website: themarr.ca/

 

Nest Secret Garden Tour

Various locations around Saskatoon

Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Price: $15.00

Website: nestsaskatoon.net

 

Ongoing

July 17th – October 22nd, 2017

Our Collective Threads: Saskatchewan People in Canada

Western Development Museum – 2610 Lorne Ave

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Website: wdm.ca

 

July 25th – August 5th, 2017

Featuring Artwork by Michael Lonechild and Laurel Schenstead-Smith

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery – 625D – 1st Ave N

Time: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.collectorschoice.ca

 

June 4th- August 30th, 2017

Free Campus Tours in June, July, & August

Diefenbaker Canada Centre at U of S, 101 Diefenbaker Pl

Time: Wednesday & Sunday at 1:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.usask.ca/diefenbaker/tours.php

 

July 5th – August 20th, 2017

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan

Big white tents off Spadina Crescent

Website: www.shakespeareonthesaskatchewan.com

 

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Friday, June 14th, 2017

Oysters and Lobsters 101 – Cooking Class

The Local Kitchen – 115-123 Ave B South

Time: 6:30 pm

Price: $115.00

Website: https://www.thelocalkitchenyxe.com/class-calendar/2017/6/2/oysters-and-lobsters-101

 

The Little Mermaid the Musical

Broadway Theatre – 715 Broadway Ave

Time: 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Website: https://broadwaytheatre.ca/events

 

Sunday, June 16th, 2017

Family Day at the Zoo

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo – 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Price: Park Admission

Website: https://saskatoonzoosociety.ca/event/family-day-at-the-zoo/

 

Ongoing

July 11th – 16th, 2017

A Taste of Saskatchewan

Kiwanis Park – 601 Spadina Cres E

Website: www.tasteofsaskatchewan.ca

 

July 15th – 16th, 2017

FIBA 3X3 World Tour Masters

4th Ave & 21st Street

Time: All Day

Price: Free

Website: www.fiba.com/3x3worldtour/2017/saskatoon

 

July 13th – 16th, 2017

Ness Creek Music Festival

20km North East of Big River

Website: nesscreekmusicfestival.com

 

July 14th – 15th, 2017

A Night with the King

601 Eastlake Ave

Time: Friday 7:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm

Price: Free

 

July 11th – 22nd, 2017

Featuring Work by Paul Jacoby and Cecelia Jurgens

Collector’s Choice Art Gallery – 625D – 1st Ave North

Time: Tuesday to Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Price: Free

Website: www.collectorschoice.ca

 

July 17th – 21st, 2017

Kids in the Kitchen (Level 2)

The Local Kitchen – 115-123 Ave B South

Time: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Price: $250.00

Website: https://www.thelocalkitchenyxe.com/class-calendar/2017/7/10/kids-in-the-kitchen-level-2

 

July 14th – 16th, 2017

Rockridge Gospel Music Festival

West of Warman across #305 onto Rockridge Rd

Time: Friday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

 

July 13th – 15th, 2017

Saskatoon River Rendezvous 150 Festival

River Landing

Time: Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 7:00pm & Saturday 11:00 am

Price: Free

Website: www.saskriverbasin.ca/events/details/celebrate_the_river.html?cmonth=&cyear

 

 

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Spring has arrived and summer is fast approaching with the hot sun beating down along with clear skies. Everyone enjoys a warm sun, but sometimes the sun can become too warm and people look forward to going inside a building with blasting AC. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced one, you should know by now that your bills always seem to rise rapidly when that AC is turned on. Here are a few ways to help cut down that price and keep your house cool.

 

Awnings


For most houses, awnings aren’t really at the top of a person’s list to check to see if they can help with cooling down the house, but you should definitely take a peek outside and see what you are working with. Installing awnings over a south facing window can decrease the solar heat gain by almost half, while installing awnings on the west facing windows can decrease the solar heat gain almost by 75%.


Curtains


Almost everyone knows that by closing the curtains, the house becomes cooler as the sun and heat are blocked out by them, as solar heat gain can be decreased to close to 33%. If you close your curtains, but still notice that it’s still hotter inside then it is outside, check the weave of your curtains. Heavy closed weaved fabric curtains, such as velvet or broadcloth, are the best bet for effectively blocking out the sun.


Interior Shutters


If you have a quirky sense of design for your home, try installing interior shutters to your windows. Wood shutters would work best in blocking off the sun’s rays and cooling the house. They also add a little extra something to the room design that makes the room pop.

 

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