Bubble Watch from 2005
"Cooling housing market shows no signs of bubbly behavior"This was right before the bidding wars and the lift off of housing prices the market was NOT cooling.
Housing Bubble Watch Aug 2006
However, there is good reason to believe that the market (Saskatoon) may open up in the months ahead, as housing starts are currently running about 34% higher than a year ago. With houses remaining reasonably affordable, the market should become more balanced and price growth should slow before long.
Hmmm, Saskatoon experienced 53% house price growth right after this report from Oct 06 to Oct 07, that was not slower price growth. The year after, house price growth was over 30% year over year.
From Long Term Outlook for Home Prices Sept 2006
"Saskatoon will experience below average house price growth (2-3% per year) from 2007-2030."
At 2% per year, the average house price would hit 253K by 2030 ( using the average price of 160k from 2006). At 3%, the average house price would hit 318k by 2030. At 2011, the average price has hit about 300k. At first glance, it would appear they have clearly missed the mark with this one. But once the bubble bursts, there will be a long term drag on house prices. So 318k by 2030 is still possible.
"Saskatchewan will experience negative population growth from 2007-2030."
4 years later most reports say that Saskatchewan will be near the top in population growth. But a lot can happen in 20 years, so don't count them out with this one yet.
This is from April 2009, Overpriced and Overbuilt about the forecast of 2009.
Average house price in 2009 ended up at $320,000