Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

August 06, 2009 10:11 ET

Toronto Real Estate Board: GTA REALTORS® Report Resale Record in July

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2009) - In July 2009, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported a record 9,967 sales, up 28 per cent from July 2008. The average price for July transactions was $395,414 - up by six per cent compared to the same month last year.

"Households confident in their positioning within the current economic environment have taken advantage of housing affordability in the GTA," said TREB President Tom Lebour. "The real estate sector has been one of the sectors making a positive contribution to economic growth in the GTA, not to mention Ontario and Canada more broadly."

Year-to-date sales, at 50,632 are down 1.2 per cent compared to the first seven months of 2008. Average price, at $385,808 is down by less than one-half of one per cent.

"The steep drop-off in sales experienced at the beginning of the year has all but dissipated," explained Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis. "With five months left to go in the year, it is probable that total existing home sales in 2009 will be at or above last year's level."



Summary Of July Sales And Average Price
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July
2009 2008
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Sales Average Price Sales Average Price
City of Toronto ("416") 3,880 $421,110 3,132 $395,343
Rest of GTA ("905") 6,087 $379,035 4,674 $355,401
GTA 9,967 $395,414 7,806 $371,427
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Source: Toronto Real Estate Board


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