Happy Holidays! How has another year flown by?! Is it just me getting older or have others noticed time seems to have been speeding by?
As many of you know, we relocated our family to Vancouver Island at the end of 2019 while keeping our businesses in Saskatchewan and traveling back and forth.
I have been keeping busy in both the Saskatoon real estate market and the Vancouver Island market. Between working with my team in Saskatoon, expanding my presence on Vancouver Island (and the smaller islands!) and being a part time “momschool” teacher it is no surprise this year has flown by.
2021 With My Family
We have been loving our time on the Island, as well as Saskatchewan. We enjoyed time at our cabin at Morin Lake this summer but also decided it was time to allow another family to enjoy it all year round, so we sold it to great friends of ours and will get to come back and visit.
This fall we decided to put our son (who is now 7?!?!) into a nature-based school program. It is a cool program…but it means learning in the mud a lot of the time as it has been the rainiest fall for a long time out on the Island. What boy doesn’t love that?! My washing machine gets a good work out.
2021 Real Estate
The Saskatoon real estate market has continued to surprise many and it is hot in certain sectors while cool in others, making it often unpredictable. The first-time home buyer market is quite active, as Saskatoon buyers are looking to take advantage of the interest rates before they go up. And with interest rates still very favorable, it is a great time for all buyers to get into the market.
Any of my houses for sale in Saskatoon that have been under $450,000 seem to sell very quickly. Outside of Saskatoon, such as the Martensville or Warman real estate markets, we are also seeing a lot of activity and especially in the under $450,000 range. In the over $1,000,000 range, we have seen 24 luxury home sales in Saskatoon 2021 so far compared to only 7 in 2020. There are still 18 million dollar homes for sale in Saskatoon.
Overall, we have seen almost 3,500 sales in the Saskatoon market since January 1 (as of Dec 11, 2021), compared to 3,070 in 2020. Of course, COVID-19 has played a role in the numbers, but we have rebounded quite well. For attached dwellings (condos, semi-detached homes, etc.), there were 622 sales in 2020 compared to over 1,000 already this year.
I am happy to say that between Saskatoon and Victoria, I have achieved CENTURION® status again this year with the help of my wonderful colleagues, Margaret Baker and Randy Singh.
My focus is still primarily the Saskatoon real estate market and I appreciate every repeat and referral client. A huge thank you to all who continue to support me and my team and continue to let us help you with your real estate needs. I am grateful to have so many loyal clients and friends! And remember, if you have friends or family buying anywhere in Canada, I have a vast network of agents I can recommend.
As promised, I have donated extra funds to Camp Easter Seals in lieu of sending out items in the mail this year so that together we can send more kids to camp. For every house I list, and every buyer, my team and I help I give a portion of my sale to Camp Easter Seals. Thank you for helping send more kids to this wonderful camp.