Report on last months News
GTA Resale Housing Sales Up
Report as of Monday, May 6, 2019
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This is the report for latest month in real estate sales from the Toronto real estate board and indicates a 'normal' amount of activity and price levels.
Below is the latest release of figures
See more at this page about average prices and read the TREB full price and data report below.
PRESS RELEASE: Sales & Price Growth Continue last month
See the full press release below.
Please refer to this page to see a graph of Average prices and More
This is the full price and data report from TREB for last month
GTA REALTORS® RELEASE MONTHLY RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES
TREB RELEASES RESALE MARKET FIGURES AS REPORTED BY GTA REALTORS®
GTA REALTORS® Release May 2019 Stats
TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 6, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019.
The year-over-year rate of price growth generally edged up in April relative to the first three months of the year. The MLS® HPI Composite benchmark was up by 3.2 per cent – the highest rate of growth in more than a year.
The average selling price was up by 1.9 per cent to $820,148, representing the strongest annual rate of growth so far in 2019. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, the average selling price was also up by 1.1 per cent compared to March 2019.
The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 11.3 per cent compared to March 2019.
New listings were also up year-over-year by eight per cent. However, the annual growth rate for new listings was much lower than that reported for sales. This suggests that market conditions continued to tighten which points toward an acceleration in price growth.
“The strong year-over-year growth in sales is obviously a good news story and likely represents some catchup from a slow start to the year. TREB’s sales outlook for 2019 anticipates an increase relative to 2018. It should be noted, however, that growth in new listings is not keeping pace with sales. This points to the ongoing housing supply issue in the GTA. In this regard TREB welcomes the provincial government’s Housing Supply Action Plan announced last week to reduce red tape and improve the mix of housing types.
TREB provided input on the Plan through submissions and participation on working groups,” said Mr. Bhaura.
Price growth continued to be driven by the condominium apartment segment and higher-density low-rise segments. The average price for detached houses dipped year-over-year, specifically in regions surrounding the City of Toronto. The detached market segment, with the highest price point on average, has arguably been hardest hit by measures such as the OSFI stress test.
“While sales were up year-over-year in April, it is important to note that they remain well-below April levels for much of the past decade. Many potential home buyers arguably remain on the sidelines as they reassess their options in light of the OSFI-mandated two percentage point stress test on mortgages. Longer term borrowing costs have trended lower this year and the outlook for short-term rates, for which the Bank of Canada holds the lever, is flat to down this year. Unfortunately, against this backdrop, we have seen no movement toward flexibility in the OSFI stress test,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Chief Market Analyst.
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This chart plots the monthly MLS average home price for the current year and the previous three years. The recurring seasonal trend can be seen along with comparisons to previous years for each month. You can click the thumbnail below to see a larger printable version. As well, you can see the season trends in graphical form
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Read about Housing market indicators from last month
Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price
Sales by housing type
See the Average Price Cycles from January 1995 to Date - a very interesting cyclical pattern is clearly seen!
See how the historical 1 year mortgage interest rate compares to the 5 year rate
Mississauga District Prices
Update: The figures are in for 2019 I've updated the graph below to reflect these changes....stay tuned!
Average was estimated to be $717,000 by 2020 and the average price will be over $900,000 by 2026 !
Below were the estimates of the market increase in 2012
Breaking down the total Numbers into TREB Areas for this month
Please browse here if you wish to see all the TREB Sales stats for 2007
This graph shows the 1989 real estate recession in the GTA and how long it took to recover from the drop in the average price from the peak price in February of 1989 to 2002
Statistics Canada, Quarter-over-quarter growth, on an annual basis, Statistics Canada, Year-over-year growth for the most recently reported month, Bank of Canada, Rate from most recent Bank of Canada announcement Bank of Canada, Rates for most recently completed month
Of Mississauga’s 240,660 households, 66,655 or 27.7 per cent were renters in 2016, earning an annual income of $58,272. The average cost of rent and utilities per month for Mississauga renters came in at $1,281 compared to $1,109 for the rest of Ontario.
Historic Sales Figures
Rental Market indicators in the GTA
This chart shows the breakdown of single family residential sales (detached, semi's, townhomes and condos) for last month.
TREB MLS® Active Residential Listings at Month-‐End
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