by Jill Bird
on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 3:16pm.
Most people think it is best to wait until the new year to list their home. That is not totally correct. Statistically in December inventory numbers are low. It appears most Sellers wait until the new year; but ask yourself, when would you like to Sell your home? When there are more homes on the market or less? Pre-approved Buyers have an interest rate guarantee for 60-90 days max, would it not make sense to list your home when there are fewer homes to choose from. Interest rates have risen and are continuing to rise, which is forcing house prices to drop. We are aware of our cold winters in Saskatchewan but right now Buyers are motivated looking at properties. Some employees are relocating for work this time of year to start the first quarter in a new location.
Please see chart below of the past 5 years of number of new listings in Saskatoon for detached homes