Here’s the Saskatoon real estate market update for November, 2022:
There were 924 sales recorded across the province in November, a 32 per cent decline over last year’s record high. While sales continue to slow when compared to 2021, a record year, year-to-date activity remains over 16 per cent above long-term trends in the province.
The ongoing pullback in new listings continues to be driven largely by homes priced below $500,000. While new listings improved in higher priced product, the decline in sales and new listings has prevented inventory gains. For the second consecutive month, inventory levels remain over 25 per cent below 10-year averages.
“Higher lending rates and inflationary pressures are impacting housing demand across the country,” said Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association CEO Chris Guérette. “That said, our market remains resilient, and the biggest concern is a lack of supply in homes priced below $500,000. It’s increasingly clear that the lack of supply is in the more affordable segment of our continuum.”
Market conditions remain relatively tight for lower priced homes while supply gains in the upper price ranges are resulting in more choice for buyers. While the benchmark price has trended down from levels reported earlier in the year, prices remain nearly two per cent higher than levels reported this time last year.
“Market conditions vary significantly across the country and unlike other markets, we continue to report sales levels well above long-term trends,” said Guérette. “Positive long-term fundamentals have Saskatchewan on track to continue to fare better than many markets across the country.”
Easing sales activity resulted in a year-to-date decline of 15 per cent in Saskatoon. Much of the decline in sales continues to be driven by a pullback in detached sales. Though sales have eased from record highs, levels remain higher than pre-pandemic and 10-year averages.
New listings continue to ease, and November inventory levels fell to the lowest level reported in over a decade. The City of Saskatoon reported a benchmark price of $367,800, nearly three per cent higher than prices reported in November 2021.
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