Report on last months News
GTA Resale Housing Sales Up
Report as of Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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
Strong Sales & Price Growth in August
TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 7, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a record 9,813 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2016.
While this sales result was 23.5 per cent above the number of transactions reported for August 2015, it is important to note that the majority of sales are reported on working days and there were two additional working days in August 2016 compared to 2015. When the year-over-year discrepancy in working days is accounted for, the annual percentage change in sales is closer to 13 per cent.
“The conditions underlying strong demand for ownership housing remained in place, including a relatively strong regional economy, growth in average earnings and low borrowing costs. Unfortunately, we did not see any relief on the listings front, with the number of new listings down compared to last year. This situation continued to underpin very strong home price growth, irrespective of home type or area,” said Mr. Cerqua.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark for August 2016 was up by 17.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Similarly, the average selling price for all home types combined was up by 17.7 per cent on an annual basis to $710,410.
Both the MLS® HPI benchmarks and average prices for low-rise home types were up by double digits percentage-wise.
“Population in the GTA continues to grow. The resulting growth in households coupled with favourable economic conditions and low borrowing costs means that we remain on track for another record year for home sales. Against this backdrop, TREB will also be releasing new third-party research, and consumer and REALTOR® survey results throughout the fall and winter, with discussions focusing on foreign buying activity and issues affecting the supply of ownership housing,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.
All the Best!
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 for last month.
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