Thursday, June 21, 2012

GTA REALTORSR Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

Below is the mid month report from the Toronto Real Estate board regarding
sales in the GTA


* Sales activity is flat compared to June of last year
* Sales price was up over 8% from last year

This is the entire report below

GTA REALTORS(r) Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, June 18, 2012 - Greater Toronto REALTORS(r) reported 4,597 sales
through the first 14 days of June - a result that was on par with the strong
sales activity reported in the June 2011 mid-month release. While sales were
flat on a year-over-year basis, the total number of new listings entered
into the TorontoMLS system was up by 16 per cent to 8,382.

"Sales growth continued to be much stronger outside of the City of Toronto
in the first half of June. While higher average home prices and slower
listings growth in the City of Toronto likely explain some of the disparity
in sales growth, recent polling suggests that the City of Toronto's Land
Transfer Tax is having a substantial impact on where many households are
looking to buy," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

"Recent polling indicated that three-quarters of people in Toronto and
surrounding 905 regions who are planning to move over the next two years
said that they are more likely to move outside of Toronto specifically
because of the added upfront costs associated with the Toronto Land Transfer
Tax," continued Silver.

The average selling price for transactions during the first two weeks of
June was $516,834 - up by over eight per cent compared to the average of
$477,025 reported for the first two weeks of June 2011.

"The annual rate of price growth remains very high in the GTA. Increased
listings will result in more balanced market conditions over the next year,
but it will take some time before price growth will moderate to a more
sustainable pace. Right now, months of inventory remains very low from a
historic perspective and will likely not climb back to the pre-recession
norm until 2013," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market

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