Toronto Market Remains Strong in October

Prices_Freehold_October_2017

The fall market continued to be very healthy in October, with sales of all property types up by 12% over September while prices remained steady. The relative strength of the condominium apartment sector relative to freehold properties continued last month: condo prices were slightly higher than in September and about 20% higher than last year,… Read More

Toronto Market Stabilizing

Prices_Freehold_Sept_2017

After an extreme roller coaster ride for the first 8 months of this year, Toronto area prices for freehold (non-condominium) properties seem to have stabilized. Prices shot up by more than 30% over 2016 in the spring, promptly gave back all of the increase over the summer months, and have exactly matched last year’s price… Read More

Toronto Market Slide Continues Into Summer Months

Prices_All_Property_Types_July_2017

Prices have been falling and inventory has been rising all across the GTA since the Ontario Government announced it’s 16 point “Fair Housing Plan” in April. July prices were down very significantly from the early spring peak, lower than last spring and fall, and only about 5% higher than last July.   Driving the fall… Read More

Toronto Market Becomes A Bit Less Hot

Prices_May_2017

After three months of constantly accelerating price increases, the Toronto market has finally slowed down a bit. Prices fell in May as compared with April for the first time in many years, though May prices were still 15% higher than the same month last year. The supply of homes for sale has also increased significantly,… Read More

Toronto Area Market Takes A Breather

Prices_April_2017

After more than two years of steadily declining inventory, the total number of active listings in the Toronto area increased significantly last month, bringing the supply of homes for sale up from 0.7 months to 1.1 months, roughly in line with last April. While this is still very deep in sellers’ market territory, the increase… Read More

The Heat Goes On In The Toronto Market

Prices_March_2017

The rapid acceleration in prices in the Toronto area market continued in March, with the average price over $900,000, up 33% over last March. Eye-popping bidding wars were everywhere, with selling prices routinely going $300,000 or more over the asking price. The Toronto condo apartment market, in particular, surged dramatically, with prices up 33% over… Read More

New Regulations Coming to Cool Hot Toronto Resale & Rental Markets?

New Regulations

The recent federal government budget contained no new measures to curb the real estate market, however, rumours are flying that such measures might soon be coming to Ontario. For example: A vacant property tax is being considered for the City of Toronto. The number of vacant units in Toronto has recently been estimated to be… Read More

Toronto Market Soars Ever Higher

Prices_Feb_2017

Following an exceptionally strong January, the GTA market has accelerated even further in February, with the average selling price across all GTA areas and all types of real estate almost 28% higher than last February. The last time we had year-over-year price increases like this was in the late 1980′s, when prices rose by an… Read More

50 Years of Real Estate Prices in Toronto

Toronto Prices 1996-2017

Back in 1966, the Vietnam War was raging, the Star Trek and Batman series aired for the first time on TV, and house prices in Toronto averaged just over $21,000. Over the next 50 years, house prices in the Greater Toronto Area (not adjusted for inflation) increased exponentially, by a factor of 40, and could… Read More

Toronto Market Explodes Out of the Gate in 2017

Prices_Jan_2017

The Toronto market is typically very quiet, almost sleepy, in the month of January. Not so this year. 2016 was exceptionally strong, with sales over the full year up 12% over 2015 and prices up more than 17%. This January, however, prices were up by a jaw-dropping 22% over the same month last year, and… Read More