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Toronto Real Estate Board Update: GTA REALTORS® REPORTING JANUARY MID-MONTH HOUSING STATISTICS

TORONTO, January 18, 2010 – Greater Toronto REALTORS®  reported 1,749 existing home sales on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) during the first two weeks of January.  This result was almost double the 888 sales reported for the same period in 2009, when sales had dipped to a recessionary low.

“We have had a strong start to 2010,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “Widespread sales growth in terms of geography and housing type indicates that many households remain confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a home over the long-term.”

The average price for transactions in the first two weeks of January was $395,307, compared to an average of $332,495 for the same period in 2009.

“Double-digit average annual price growth will continue through the first quarter of 2010 as sales remain high relative to listings and we continue to make comparisons to last year’s winter downturn,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Update: Steady GTA Resale Housing Market in May

June 4, 2008 — The Greater Toronto Area resale housing market recorded 9,411 transactions in May, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today.

On a year-over-year basis the GTA average price increased four per cent to $398,148 in May from the May 2007 average of $382,787. Prices increased three per cent in the City of Toronto to $434,271 from $422,163 during the same period a year ago, while in the 905 Region there was a five per cent increase to $374,629 from $355,341 last May.

“Price gains show that real estate continues to be a solid investment for the consumer,” said Ms. O’Neill. “We are confident about the market because employment in the GTA continues to be strong and interest rates remain low. As long as consumers have the financial resources to buy homes and a variety of choices to manage carrying costs, the market should remain stable.”

“May’s sales figures represent a 16 per cent decline in the GTA from the record month a year ago when 11,146 sales were recorded,” said Ms. O’Neill. “More than 9,000 properties changing hands still represents considerable market activity.”

In the City of Toronto, there were 3,711 sales, down 19 per cent from last May’s 4,578 sales and down 6 per cent from May 2006. In the 905 Region, 5,700 transactions were recorded, which represents a 13 per cent decline from the 6,568 sales during the same period a year ago but up 4 per cent from May 2006.

“The Toronto Land Transfer Tax has been in effect for four months and the decline in sales has been running for the same time period,” said Ms. O’Neill. “We’re keeping a close watch on the effect of this new tax.”

Two specific areas North of Toronto experienced increased sales activity in May. In Uxbridge (N16) sales were up 10 per cent, while Stouffville (N12) saw a 12 per cent increase in sales, driven mainly by detached home transactions.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Update: GTA New Homes Sales in February up over January

 February 2008 New Home Sales Increased by 48% Compared to January 2008

 April 3, 2008 — RealNet Canada Inc. releases the February 2008 GTA New Home Market Report, providing insight into sales activity, index price and remaining inventory of Low Rise and High Rise projects by product type for each TREB district.

February 2008 Low and High Rise new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area totaled 2,562 units/lots sold, down 6% from the same time last year. February 2008 Low Rise sales accounted for 58% (1,495) of the new home sales activity in the GTA, with an increase of sales of 43% from the previous month and a decline of 19% from the same month last year. February 2008 High Rise sales totaled 1,067 units sold, up 55% over the previous month and up 20% compared to the same time last year.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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