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  • 06 August 2018


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  • 04 June 2018

May 2018 Market Stats

Tight market conditions keeping prices stable

The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported a 22-per-cent drop in the number of homes sold in GTA in May 2018 compared to May 2017 and a 26-per-cent decline in new listings of homes for sale, both statistic suggestive that consumers are still on the sidelines waiting for evidence of recovery in the GTA market. The decline in listings is helping keep prices stable with the average selling price rising 1.1 per cent in May compared to April on a seasonally adjusted basis. Compared to May 2017, prices for homes of all types were down 6.6 per cent in May 2018.

"Market conditions are becoming tighter in the Greater Toronto Area and this will provide support for home prices as we move through the second half of 2018 and into 2019," said Jason Mercer, TREB’s director of market analysis. Mr. Mercer said there are emerging indications that there is increasing competition and bidding wars for available homes, which generally leads to stronger price growth.


  • 08 May 2018

Home prices down but market shows signs of stability

Sales through the TREB MLS in April 2018 on a year-over-year basis were down by just over 32 per cent. Compared to April 2017, which had the highest average sale price on record for the Board, April 2018’s average selling price was down by 12.4 per cent. April’s average sales price was 0.2 per cent below the average sales price in March this year. The month-to-month sales numbers suggest a leveling over the past two months from the drops seen in January and February of this year, and might further indicate that the impact of the tougher new mortgage qualification rules introduced January 1st may already be moderating.


  • 10 April 2018

March 2018 Market Stats

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,228 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2018. This result was down by 39.5 per cent compared to a record 11,954 sales reported in March 2017 and down 17.6 per cent relative to average March sales for the previous 10 years. The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System totaled 14,866 – a 12.4 per cent decrease compared to March 2017 and a three per cent decrease compared to the average for the previous 10 years. “TREB stated in its recent Market Outlook report that Q1 sales would be down from the record pace set in Q1 2017,” said Mr. Syrianos. “The effects of the Fair Housing Plan, the new OSFI mandated stress test and generally higher borrowing costs have prompted some buyers to put their purchasing decision on hold. Home sales are expected to be up relative to 2017 in the second half of this year.”