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Increased inventory drives down Saskatoon condo prices

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SASKATOON – Housing prices remained flat in Saskatoon during the first three months of the year. Increased inventory, however, drove down condo prices during the same period.

New numbers released this morning by Royal LePage show condo prices falling by just over 10 per cent year-over-year to $226,186.

“The number of completed and unabsorbed condos is up 35 per cent over last year,” said Norm Fisher from Royal LePage.

“New units resulting from condominium development projects that started two years ago are now coming onto the market and generating a spike in inventory in this segment.”

Fisher said the increased inventory is having a softening effect on prices, creating opportunities for buyers.

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Detached bungalows rose by only 0.7 per cent to a median price of $366,113, while two-storey houses went up by 1.5 per cent to a median price of $464,630.

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