The area of the province where real estate sales have been hardest hit during the physical distancing measures of COVID-19 is the southeast while the North Battleford area has fared the best.
The Saskatchewan Realtors Association says comparing April of this year to last, sales in the southeast were down by 68 per cent, going from 50 in April of 2019 to 16 this past month. Total sales in Estevan and Weyburn were down over 73 per cent.
That’s compared to an almost 17 per cent drop for North Battleford, with 12 sales in April of last year to 14 this past April, and in the overall area, home sales were down by around 14 per cent.
Saskatoon and Regina are somewhere in the middle.
Sales in the Bridge City were down by almost 44 per cent, and in the overall region, they were down almost 45 per cent.
In Regina, sales were down just over 50 per cent and 51 per cent in the overall region.