I hope you are well, and are enjoying this very moderate weather as we approach another holiday season (the season of giving).


 ​DID YOU KNOW THAT: Saskatoon Residents Donate on average $410 dollars per person a year! That's $130 more than the Canadian average, and $30 more than Saskatchewan's Average! Way to go SSKTN!


Brodie’s Real Estate Report (October 2015)

This month, I wanted to focus on housing price inflation within different areas of the city of Saskatoon (Using the MLS Housing Price Index)! The question I wanted to answer was this: Were certain neighborhoods within their respective areas, appreciating more than others over the last 7 years?


AREA 1 : Arbor Creek vs. East College Park vs. Lakeview vs. Willowgrove

WINNER: East College Park



AREA 2: Brevoort Park vs. Eastview vs. Haultain vs. Varsity View



Area 3: City Park vs. Richmond Heights vs. Silverwood Heights



AREA 4: Caswell Hill vs. Holiday Parl vs. Riversdale

WINNER: Riversdale


AREA 5: Confederation Park vs. Montgomery Place vs. Parkridge




I have some very EXCITING market analyse below. Questions I will answer: What are current housing inventories and months of supply? How were sales in October 2105 vs. previous years?


Read along for all these answers.... it's pretty good stuff!



There were a total of 294 sales in Saskatoon last month, which was 25% lower than last October. 213 of those sales were single family homes and 83 of those were condominiums. Currently, there are 1238 single family homes and 711 condos on the Saskatoon real estate market for Sale. Listings are up about 8% vs. last year.



The below graph shows the number of sales in Saskatoon (Areas 1-5 represent within city limits). Historically, federal elections months tend to have below average sales. October 2015 supported that trend, as 91 fewer homes sold in October 2015 vs. October 2014. 



Which price ranges have the highest months of supply?? Typically anything between 4-8 months of supply is considered a balanced market. Anything lower is a seller's market; higher, a buyers market.



Sales to Listing Ratio

(<40% = buyers market, 40-60% = balanced market, >60% = sellers market)

Sales to listing Ratio for Areas 1-5 for October 2015 = 38%

38% of homes listed on the MLS in October actually SOLD.

Sales to Listing Ratio for Areas 6-9 for October 2015 = 41%

If you or anyone you know has any questions regarding this information please call or email! I would be happy to give the HIGHEST LEVEL of Professional service if you or someone you know is buying or selling their house! I love referrals!


I am always available to answer any questions or concerns regarding Real Estate in Saskatchewan! Remember I do Farm and Commercial real estate too!


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Brodie Zuk,  REALTOR®
Realty Executives Saskatoon
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* Data from MLS Housing Price Index (For further information please review econometric process at
This information was taken from my monthly email out to my customers and clients. If you would like to be added to this list, please let me know.

What home buyers love to see


Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?


One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small spaces in your home seem more spacious.


Buyers also love to see a clean and uncluttered home. Think of how inviting a hotel room looks at first glance, with everything neat and organized. Of course, your home isn't a hotel, but the more neat and attractive you can make each room, the better.


One thing buyers don't love to see is potential maintenance issues. So as much as possible, get things fixed or updated.


In fact, the more "finished" and "move in ready" your home looks, the more likely a buyer is to make an offer.


Don't forget the surrounding neighbourhood either. A buyer may not take the time to explore the area, so be sure to make a list of the most appealing features. You might want to take a picture of the brand new playground just down the street or print off a local map showing nearby shopping, theatre and other points of interest.


It's not about creating a false impression. Rather, it's about making your home look its best and drawing attention to its most enticing features.


Want more home selling tips? Call Brodie today!

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