Report on last months News
GTA Resale Housing Sales Up
Report as of Friday, March 9, 2018
In this Issue of my newsletter
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
GTA REALTORS® Release February Stats
TORONTO, ONTARIO, March 6, 2018 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,175 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2018. This result was down 34.9 percent compared to the record 7,955 sales reported in February 2017.
The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System totaled 10,520, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to the 9,801 new listings entered in February 2017. However, the level of new listings remained below the average for the month of February for the previous 10 years.
“When TREB released its Outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically high sales count reported in the winter and early spring of 2017.
Prospective home buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, and some have also had to reevaluate their plans due to the new OFSI-mandated mortgage stress test guidelines and generally higher borrowing costs,” said Mr. Syrianos.
The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 3.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis for the TREB market area as a whole. This growth was driven by the apartment and townhouse market segments, with annual benchmark price increases of 18.8 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Single-family detached and attached benchmark prices were down slightly compared to February 2017.
The overall average selling price for February sales was down 12.4% year-over-year to $767,818. However, putting aside the price spike reported in the first quarter of 2017, it is important to note that February’s average price remained 12 per cent higher than the average reported for February 2016, which represents an annualized increase well above the rate of inflation for the past two years.
“As we move further into the spring and summer months, growth in sales and selling prices is expected to pick up relative to last year. Expect stronger price growth to continue in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium apartment segments. This being said, listings supply will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the GTA, which, over the long-term, could further hamper affordability,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.
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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 2012 and the average price was $479,000, I've updated the graph below to reflect these changes....stay tuned!
Below is the estimate as of 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
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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