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Toronto Real Estate Report: Healthy December Sales = Best Year Ever

Healthy December Sales = Best Year Ever 

January 7, 2008 — A healthy 4,646 sales in December propelled 2007 sales to a record setting 93,193 sales, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “Year-end sales are up 12 per cent over last year and up 11 per cent over the 84,145 recorded during 2005, the Toronto market’s previous best-ever annual performance.”

On a year-over-year basis, prices rose seven per cent to $376,236 from last year’s $351,941. The annual time-on-market figure stood at 32 days versus 2006’s figure of 34 days, meaning that over the course of the past two years it has taken homes within the GTA barely a month to sell on average.

Breaking down the total, 1,756 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $357,711; 1,057 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $531,366; 771 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $420,508; and 1,062 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $302,113.

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The City of Toronto (E-1 to E-11, W-1 to W-10, and C-1 to C-15) recorded 39,052 sales in 2007, up 13 per cent over the 34,404 recorded in the previous year. Prices averaged $415,041, up 10 per cent over 2006.

Source:  TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate: Two New Records Set In First Two Weeks of December!

Toronto Real Estate:  Two New Records Set In First Two Weeks of December!

December 19, 2007 — The Greater Toronto resale home market reached two new heights during the first half of this month Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today.

“The 2,868 transactions recorded during the first two weeks of December have made this the first year that sales have exceeded 90,000,” said Ms. O’Neill.

This activity also represents a 3 per cent increase over the 2,783 sales recorded during the first two weeks of December 2006.

This year’s record activity has been matched by record prices.

“The average price is now $404,707, which is the first time it has exceeded $400,000,” said Ms. O’Neill.

The current average price has increased 3 per cent since last month and 19 per cent compared to the same time frame a year ago.

In the Danforth area (E03) transactions are up 24 per cent compared to mid-December 2006, as a result of strong semi-detached sales.

New Toronto transactions (W06) are up 43 per cent compared to the same timeframe a year ago, as a result of strong condominium apartment sales.

Condominium apartment transactions Downtown (C01) also pushed overall sales in that area up 28 per cent compared to the first half of December 2006.

In North York (C14) detached home transactions led to an overall sales increase of 34 per cent in the area compared to mid-December 2006.

“The two new precedents set in the last two weeks is certainly positive news, said Ms. O’Neill. It’s shaping up to be a busy holiday season for homebuyers and sellers alike.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Market: On Track for a Record-Breaking Year!

Toronto Real Estate Board on Track for a Record-Breaking Year!

December 5, 2007 — Last month became the best November on record with 7,313 resale home transactions in the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today.

“I recently reported that 2007 became the best year ever for resale transactions in the Greater Toronto Area with six weeks left to go,” said Ms. O’Neill. Even more astonishing though, is the fact that eight of the 11 months so far this year set new monthly records. No other year has shown as many record-breaking monthly performances.”

Sales were up 16 per cent in November compared to the same timeframe last year.

At $393,757, November’s average price increased 11 per cent as compared to a year ago and remained in line with the previous month.

Some of the most significant activity in November took place in the 416 area code.

Based on strong sales in all housing types, Riverdale (E01) saw a 56 per cent increase in transactions compared to November 2006.

In the Islington/Kingsway (W08), sales rose 55 per cent over last November, driven primarily by an increase in detached home sales.

In Willowdale (C07), transactions nearly doubled compared to the same timeframe a year ago, driven by strong condominium apartment and detached home sales.

In the West part of Markham (N01), strong detached home sales led to an overall increase of 86 per cent compared to November 2006.

“We expect 2007 to be the first year ever to exceed 90,000 transactions, said Ms O’Neill. These numbers reflect the fact that people who live in the Greater Toronto Area see real estate as an excellent long-term investment.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Market: Best November Ever, Best Year Ever!

Best November Ever, Best Year Ever!

December 5, 2007 — A record-breaking November saw 7,313 sales, driving year-to-date totals to 88,695 sales, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “We have already exceeded the 84,145 sales recorded during 2005, which was our previous record,” said the President. “By the end of December we will have crossed the 90,000 sales mark for the very first time. As 2007 winds down, the GTA resale home market is looking as healthy as it has ever been.”

Prices were almost unchanged in November, with the average at $393,747, down marginally from the $394,646 recorded in the previous month. It was up 11 per cent over the $355,727 recorded during November 2006. Meanwhile, days-on-market came in at 32, and the list-to-sale price ratio was 98 per cent.

Breaking down the total, 2,725 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $362,272; 1,529 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $519,841; 1,354 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $417,967; and 1,705 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $311,738.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate: Best Year Ever with Six Weeks To Go!

November 19, 2007 — November 19, 2007 — With six weeks remaining, 2007 has already become the best year on record for resale homes in the Greater Toronto Area, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today.

“As I predicted last month, 2007 will indeed be a banner year for home sales in our city,” said Ms. O’Neill. “So far this year, 84,994 properties have changed hands, as compared to 84,145 sales in 2005, our previous best year.”

With 3,544 transactions to mid-month, November sales are also up five per cent compared the same timeframe last year.

The current average price is $393,084, a nine per cent increase over the first half of November 2006.

The year-to-date average price stands at $374,678, up six per cent over the $352,807 recorded during the first 111?2 months of 2006.

“All of the economic conditions remain in place for a strong housing market in the GTA. The unemployment rate fell by approximately half a per cent last month, Statistics Canada anticipates sustained immigration throughout the next decade and mortgage rates remain historically low,” said Ms. O’Neill. “Toronto is a very vibrant city in which to live and compared to other urban centres like New York, Los Angeles and London, our housing is very affordable.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate: October Pushes Up Banner Year To Date

November 5, 2007 — Greater Toronto Area resale housing activity set a new record for the month of October TREB President Maureen O’Neill reported today.

With 7,915 transactions, activity was up 10 per cent over the previous best for the month, set in 2003. Sales were also up 15 per cent over last October.

October’s strong performance has pushed year-to-date activity 12 per cent ahead of last year.
“There is every indication that 2007 will be a banner year for resale housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Ms. O’Neill.

“The effects of the City of Toronto’s new land transfer tax will definitely be felt in 2008 but we are also confident that consumers will continue to see the value of real estate as a solid long-term investment.”

Prices also rose in October to an average of $394,646, a four per cent increase over the previous month.

In Pickering (E13), overall activity was up 34 per cent, led by strong detached sales and a doubling of condominium apartment transactions.

Willowdale (C07) experienced the same combination of strong detached sales and sizeable condominium apartment transactions, which led to a 67 per cent increase in overall sales.
Condominium apartment sales also pushed the South Humber area (W07) to a 60 per cent overall increase in activity.

In Central Richmond Hill (N04), a combination of detached sales and attached/row-house sales, contributed to an overall increase of 54 per cent.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate, October Sets Records

October Sets New Record

November 5, 2007 — TREB Members recorded 7,915 transactions of single-family homes in October, an all time record for the month, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today. “Sales were up 15 per cent over the 6,876 figure recorded in October of 2006, and up about 10 per cent over the 7,227 transactions that took place in October 2003, which was our previous record.”

“There is every indication that 2007 will be a banner year for resale housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Ms. O’Neill. “The effects of the City of Toronto’s new land transfer tax will definitely be felt in 2008 but we are also confident that consumers will continue to see the value of real estate as a solid long-term investment.”
Prices rose in October, with the average climbing four per cent to $394,646 over September’s $380,132, and up 11 per cent over the $356,423 recorded in October of 2006.
Breaking down the total, 2,964 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $367,139; 1,602 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $522,800; 1,555 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $415,071; and 1,794 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $307,950.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Markets Soaring in July

TREB Members reported 8,912 total sales in July, 26 percent ahead of the 7,082 sales recorded in July of 2006, and an all time record for the month.

Furthermore, July makes the fourth month in a row that sales have broken monthly records. “The local resale market is as healthy as it has ever been,” said TREB President Donald Bentley. “Not only are we running 13 per cent ahead of last year’s January – July total of 52,682, we are running 14 per cent ahead of the seven month total for 2005, which became our best year ever.”

While sales have set a blistering pace, prices eased in July, down two per cent to $366,012 from June’s average of $373,719. “This decline is seasonal in nature,” said the President. “Prices tend to ease in July/August as potential homebuyers and sellers go on holiday.” He went on to note that the year-to-date average, at $373,326, was up five per cent over the same time-frame in 2006.

Breaking down the total, 3,424 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $347,978; 1,590 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $470,464; 1,797 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $392,360; and 2,101 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $293,819.

source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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Toronto Real Estate: July Markets Off to Hot Start

July has started swiftly, with 3,947 sales to date, TREB President Donald Bentley announced today. This mid-month total is up 21 per cent over last July’s 3,251 sales.

“While it is too early to speak of a July record (currently the record is 8,084 sales recorded in 2003), this month should certainly end as one of our best summer performances,” said Mr. Bentley. “And in terms of year-to-date activity (54,457 sales), 2007 is 11 per cent ahead of 2006 (48,961 sales). It is also up 13 per cent over the 2005 figure (47,956 sales), and when 2005 was finished it produced an all time annual sales record.”

While transactions continued at an accelerated pace despite the onset of Summer, price increases remained moderate. At $374,254, the average was up eight per cent over the first half of July 2006. The year-to-date average, at $373,572, was up five per cent over 2006’s figure of $356,207.

Meanwhile, time-on-market came in at 31 days and the list-to-sale price ratio was 98 per cent.

In Oshawa (E16) sales rose 63 per cent over July 2006 due large to a large increase in the number of semi-detached houses sold.

Sales in Rexdale (W10) increased 97 per cent over last year due to a 133 per cent increase in transactions of detached homes.

North York Center (C14) saw a 57 per cent increase in sales based on large increases in both condo apartment and detached home sales.

Sales in Vaughan (N02) were up 68 per cent, with strong increases in almost all house types.

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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June Market Very Strong, East York Area up 32%.

In June, the Toronto Area resale housing market was nearly 20 per cent more active than a year ago, Toronto Real Estate Board President Donald Bentley announced. The 10,451 sales recorded in the month were also just shy of the 11,146 sales that made May TREB’s most active single month ever.

“This market is very healthy and shows no signs of letting up,” Mr. Bentley said. “The strong spring we’ve seen is carrying through to the summer months, and that has helped to push this year’s total activity past 2006 bynearly 11 per cent.”

Toronto’s Danforth / Woodbine Heights area (E03) saw overall transactions jump by 32 per cent compared to last June, with gains across most housing types.

Strong sales of condominium apartments and town homes in Mississauga’s Northwest Cooksville (W15) area contributed to an overall increase in activity of 57 per cent compared to June 2006.
Detached home sales in Bayview / Hillcrest Village (C15) nearly doubled as overall transactions increased by 39 per cent compared to June of last year.

Just north of the city, Richmond Hill’s southern portion (N03) saw a 48 per cent increase in transactions compared to the same timeframe one year ago.

“The current market is exceeding expectations because it has very solid fundamentals to build upon,” TREB’s President added. “We have seen good returns on investment, and a strong economy and low borrowing costs have kept homes accessible. It’s a great time to be in the market.”

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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