Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Toronto and GTA Home Sales Again at Record Highs for April 2016

Hello from Fabulous Mississauga!

Home sale were at record heights again last month in the GTA

Highlights of the latest report from TREB for the Residential Real Estate Market in the GTA

  • The Average price for last month was $739,082 (it was $688,181 the previous month) and this represents aver a 16.2% increase compared to the same month last year- see graph of prices here
  •  Sales volumes were 12,085 (it was 10,326 last month) and this an 7.4% increase from the same month last year 
  •  The 2015 calendar year total number of sales was 101,299 – a substantial 9.2 per cent increase compared to 2014 as a whole
  •  There were 22,575 sales in the first quarter of 2016 and the year-over-year growth rate for sales was 15.8 per cent for Q1 2016.
  •  The Bank of Canada Prime Lending Rate now stands at 2.70% steady (since July 2015) 

 See more at this page about average prices and read the TREB full price and data report below.

Read the full report below

See graphs of prices at this page

Record Home Sales in April

TORONTO, May 4, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that there were 12,085 sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System in April 2016. This result, which represented a record for the month of April, was up by 7.4 per cent in comparison to April 2015.

For the TREB market area as a whole, annual sales growth was experienced for all major home types except semi-detached houses. In the City of Toronto, sales were down for detached and semi-detached houses as well as townhouses on a year-over-year basis.

This dip in sales in the ‘416’ area code was due to a lack of low-rise listings. Many would-be buyers were not able to find a home that met their needs.

“While April’s sales result represented a new record for sales, that number could have been even higher if we had benefitted from more supply. In the City of Toronto in particular, some households have chosen not to list their home for sale because of the second substantial Land Transfer Tax and associated administration fee.

The lack of available inventory, coupled with record sales, continued to translate into robust annual rates of price growth,” said Mr. McLean.

Home selling prices continued to trend upward in April. The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 12.6 per cent year-over-year.

The average selling price was up by 16.2 per cent. The higher growth rate reported for the average home price, as compared to the MLS® HPI, points to a greater share of high-end home sales this year compared to last.

“As we move into the busiest time of the year, in terms of sales volume, strong competition between buyers will continue to push home prices higher. A greater supply of listings would certainly be welcome, but we would need to see a number of consecutive months in which listings growth outpaced sales growth before market

I hope this finds you Happy and Healthy!
All the Best!
A. Mark Argentino
P. Eng. Broker
Specializing in Residential & Investment Real Estate

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