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Toronto Real Estate Board Update Mid December 2010

GTA REALTORS® Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market

TORONTO, December 16, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 2,509 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of December 2010.

This represented a 19 per cent decrease compared to the 3,079 sales recorded during the same period in December 2009. Year-to-date sales amounted to 84,316 – down one per cent from the 2009 total of 84,888.

“While off the 2009 record, the level of December transactions remains strong from a historic perspective. The number of transactions in 2010 will be the third highest on record,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Bill Johnston.

The average price for December mid-month transactions was $435,225 – up three per cent compared to the average of $423,103 recorded during the first 14 days of December 2009.

“Market conditions remain tight enough to support moderate growth in the average selling price. Expect the three per cent annual rate of growth reported for the first two weeks of December to be the norm in 2011,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update May 2010: GTA REALTORS® Report Monthly Resale Housing Figures

TORONTO, JUNE 3, 2010?Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 9,470 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, representing a one per cent dip from May 2009. In comparison to previous years, this was the third highest May sales result on record.

“The pace of transactions slowed in May following record setting sales in February, March and April,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “Buyers who otherwise would have been purchasing a home in May moved more quickly this year, likely to get ahead of mortgage rate hikes.”

New listings were up 38 per cent annually to 18,940. The average price for May transactions was $446,593 – up 13 per cent compared to the average of $395,609 recorded in May 2009.

“The gap between listings and sales has widened, which means there is more choice for buyers,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “The annual rate of price growth will slow in the second half of 2010, from the current double digit pace into the single digits.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update Mid May 2010

GTA REALTORS® Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Figures

TORONTO, May 19, 2010 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,887 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of May.

This represented a seven per cent increase compared to the 4,561 sales recorded during the same period in 2009. New listings increased by 48 per cent annually to 10,059.

“The average household looking to purchase a home continued to benefit from affordable opportunities in the first half of May,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour.

“The number of done deals will remain high for the remainder of 2010, but will dip from record levels.”

The average price for May mid-month transactions was $448,641 – up 12 per cent compared to the average of $399,811 recorded during the first 14 days of May 2009.

“The total number of homes currently listed in the GTA is now within a more normal range. As buyers benefit from more choice in the second half of 2010, average selling prices will grow at a slower pace,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update March 2010: Greater Toronto REALTORS® report March Resale Market Figures

TORONTO, April 6, 2010 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 10,430 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, pushing total first quarter 2010 sales to 22,418 – the best result on record under the current Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) boundaries. The average price for March transactions was $434,696. The average price for the first quarter was $427,948.

“The strong rebound in the existing home market was one of the initial drivers of economic recovery,” said TREB President Tom Lebour. “While we don’t expect to see the same rates growth moving forward, GTA households will remain confident in ownership housing as a quality long-term investment, especially as economic recovery expands across all industries.”

The annual rate of growth for new listings continued to accelerate in March. The number of new listings grew by 42 per cent compared to March of 2008.

“The average home price in the GTA will continue to grow this year, but the pace will slow as we move through the spring,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “As growth in new listings starts to outstrip growth in sales, buyers will experience more choice, resulting in more sustainable single digit rates of average price growth.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Update: February 2010, GTA REALTORS® REPORT MID-FEBRUARY RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES

TORONTO, February 18, 2010 — Greater Toronto REALTORS reported 3,555 sales through the Multiple Listing Service during the first two weeks of February.

This represented a 74 per cent increase compared to the 2,044 sales recorded during the same period in 2009 when resale transactions had dipped due to the recession. The February mid-month sales total was also 7.7 per cent above the previous high set in 2006.

“Home ownership demand remains strong in the GTA, as households remain confident that economic recovery is at hand and that ownership housing will continue to be a quality long-term investment,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour.

The average price for February mid-month transactions was $429,997 – an 18 per cent increase over 2009. New Listings within the Toronto Real Estate Board boundaries were up 15 per cent to 6,212.

“Double-digit price increases will persist through the first quarter of the year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “However, as new listings continue to increase creating a better supplied market, we will see the annual rate of price growth moderate into the single digits.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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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 Market Update: GTA REALTORS® REPORT DECEMBER RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES

TORONTO, January 6, 2010 — transactions in 2009 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 87,308 MLS® a 17 per cent increase over 2008. This result included 5,541 sales in December. The 2009 result was in line with the healthy levels of sales experienced between 2004 and 2006, but lower than the record of 93,193 set in 2007.

“After a slow start to the year, existing home sales rebounded during the second half of 2009,” said TREB President Tom Lebour. “As consumer confidence improved, many households moved to take advantage of affordable home ownership opportunities in the GTA. The strong residential real estate sector was a key contributor to overall economic recovery in Canada.”

The average home price in 2009 climbed four per cent to $395,460. The average price for December transactions was $411,931.

“Market conditions became very tight in the latter half of 2009. Sales climbed strongly relative to the number of homes listed for sale, resulting in robust price growth that more than offset average price declines in the winter,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “A greater supply of listings in 2010 will see home prices grow at a sustainable pace.”

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update: Mid November 2009 Numbers.

GTA REALTORS® Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, November 18, 2009 – In the first two weeks of November, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,666 sales – up 84 per cent compared to the first two weeks of November 2008.   The average price for these transactions was up 10 per cent year-overyear to $415,066.

Increased interest in ownership housing has been widespread throughout the GTA and across all housing types,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Tom Lebour. “However, it is important to point out that we are now making comparisons to the fall of 2008 when we experienced a marked decline in sales and average price”

Year-to-date sales, at 78,233 are up 11 per cent compared to 2008. Average price, at $393,180, is up by three per cent.

“Sales and average price in the GTA this winter will be well above levels reported throughout the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009,” according to Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update: October 2009

TREB Reports Strong Growth in October MLS Transactions

In October 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 8,476 sales, up 64 per cent from October 2008. The average price for October transactions was $423,559 – up by 20 per cent compared to the same month last year.

“Strong sales growth has occurred across many property classes – from price ranges that would attract firsttime buyers to luxury properties selling for over one million dollars,” said TREB President Tom Lebour.

“The highest rate of sales growth in October was experienced for properties selling for over $750,000 dollars. In contrast, luxury home sales declined at an above-average rate last year.”

Year-to-date sales, at 74,721, were up nine per cent compared to the first ten months of 2008. Average price, at $392,264 was up by almost three per cent.

“After a short dip in the winter, the average home price in the GTA has rebounded because sales have been high relative to listings,” according to Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

“Watch for listings to rebound in 2010 as home owners react to the strong sales and price growth experienced in the latter half of this year.”

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Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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