— RealNet Canada Inc. releases the January 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 Toronto Real Estate Board district.
January 2008 GTA Low Rise New Homes Sales Regain Momentum
There were 1,703 new home sales recorded in January 2008 in the Greater Toronto Area, down 16% from the same time last year. January 2008 Low Rise sales accounted for 60% (1,019) of the new home sales activity in the GTA, with an increase of sales of 10% from the previous month and a decline of 26% from the same month last year. According to the RealNet New Home Price Index the average asking price of a new Low Rise home increased by 8.2% within the last 12 months. January 2008 High Rise sales totaled 684 units sold, down 31% over the previous month and up 3% compared to the same time last year. Similar to Low Rise, the average asking price of a condominium unit increased by 11.1% since January 2007.
Source: TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board)