Hot October Real Estate Sales
GTA Realtors® release resale market figures
Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,642 home sales through the TorontoMLS® in October 2011. This represented an increase of 17.5% compared to the 6,504 transactions reported in October 2010.
Monthly sales data follow a recurring seasonal trend that should be removed before comparing monthly results within the same year. After adjusting for seasonality, the annualized rate of sales for October was 97,100, which was above the average of 90,700 for the first three quarters of 2011.
“The pace of October resale home transactions remained brisk in the GTA. This bodes well for a strong finish to 2011,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. “Home buyers who found it difficult to make a deal in the spring and summer due to a shortage of listings have benefitted from increased supply in the fall.“
The average selling price through the TorontoMLS® in October was $478,137 – up 8% compared to October 2010.
“Sellers’ market conditions remain in place in many parts of the GTA. The result has been above-average annual rates of price growth for most home types,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “Thanks to low interest rates, strong price growth has not substantially changed the positive affordability picture in the City of Toronto and surrounding regions.“
City of Toronto (“416″)
2011 Sales: 3,124 | Average Price: $522,606
2010 Sales: 2,690 | Average Price: $490,660
Rest of GTA (“905″)
2011 Sales: 4,518 | Average Price: $447,388
2010 Sales: 3,814 | Average Price: $409,043
2011 Sales: 7,642 | Average Price: $478,137
2010 Sales: 6,504 | Average Price: $442,799
Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 5,770 condominium apartment transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in the third quarter of 2011, representing a 24% increase over the same period in 2010. The average selling price increased by almost 9% to $333,352.
“Condominium apartments have accounted for about one-quarter of total existing home sales in the GTA this year. This share is expected to increase moving forward, as new home sales and construction has become increasingly driven by high-rise construction,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.
In line with new home sales and construction trends over the last few years, condominium apartment completions have been high so far in 2011. When condo projects reach the completion stage, investors and end users whose housing needs have changed often list their units for sale or rent.
“The average annual rate of price growth remained strong in the third quarter, despite the upward trend in completions and active listings. This is because the pace of sales remained brisk, keeping sellers’ market conditions in place,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.
City of Toronto (“416″)
2011 Sales: 4,156 | Average Price: $356,182
2010 Sales: 3,298 | Average Price: $329,917
2011 Sales: 5,770 | Average Price: $333,352
2010 Sales: 4,648 | Average Price: $306,134
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