Toronto Real Estate Board Market Update October 2008: More Than 5,000 Sales In October

November 5, 2008 — TREB Members reported 5,155 sales in October, down 35 per cent from the 7,915 sales reported in October of 2007, and also down 25 per cent from the 6,876 sales reported during October 2006.

Within the City of Toronto, 2,136 sales were recorded. This was down 38 per cent from the 3,455 sales recorded in October of last year. In the 905 suburbs, however, the 3,019 sales recorded were down 32 per cent from October 2007’s figure of 4,460.

GTA-wide, prices declined 10 per cent to $352,974 from last October’s average of $394,646. They were down one per cent over the average recorded in October 2006 of $356,423. As with sales, price declines differed according to region.The City of Toronto average was $376,896, down 13 per cent from the $434,022 recorded during the same month in 2007, and down about three per cent from the $386,807 recorded in October 2006. Meanwhile, the average for the City’s 905 suburbs was $336,049.This is down eight per cent from the $364,142 recorded last October, and up one per cent from the $333,166 recorded in October 2006.

Breaking down the total, 2,064 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $335,329; 892 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $450,437; 946 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $382,032; and 1,253 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $290,719.

Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)

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