Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

October 03, 2014 06:00 ET

Greater Toronto REALTORS® Report Monthly MLS Housing Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2014) - Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that there were 8,051 transactions reported through the TorontoMLS system in September 2014. This result represented a 10.9 per cent increase compared to September 2013. On a year-to-date basis through the first three quarters of the year, sales were up by 6.9 per cent annually to 73,465.

"Despite a persistent shortage of listings in some market segments, we have experienced strong growth in sales though the first nine months of 2014. This is evidence that GTA households remain upbeat about purchasing a home. The majority of home buyers purchase a home using a mortgage. The share of the average household's income dedicated to their mortgage payment remains affordable, which is why buyer interest has remained solid," said Mr. Etherington.

The average selling price for September 2014 transactions was $573,676 - up by 7.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2013. Average year-over-year price growth was strongest in the City of Toronto, both for low-rise home types like detached and semi-detached houses and for condominium apartments. The average selling price year-to-date was $563,813 - up 8.5 per cent compared to the first nine months of 2013.

"If the current pace of sales growth remains in place, we could be flirting with a new record for residential sales reported by TREB Members this year. On the pricing front, the multitude of willing buyers in the marketplace coupled with the short supply of listings will continue to translate into very strong annual rates of price growth in the fourth quarter," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price September 1 - 30
2014 2013
Sales Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto ("416") 3,063 $ 624,851 6,609 2,746 $ 569,183 5,945
Rest of GTA ("905") 4,988 $ 542,250 9,083 4,511 $ 510,097 8,883
GTA 8,051 $ 573,676 15,692 7,257 $ 532,455 14,828
TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type September 1 - 30, 2014
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 1,052 2,824 3,876 951,792 656,003 736,284
Yr./Yr. % Change 10.6 % 6.5 % 7.6 % 11.5 % 8.0 % 9.5 %
Semi-Detached 313 514 827 689,414 447,485 539,050
Yr./Yr. % Change 6.1 % 15.0 % 11.5 % 12.2 % 10.1 % 10.2 %
Townhouse 296 931 1,227 476,408 409,327 425,509
Yr./Yr. % Change 3.5 % 8.4 % 7.2 % 4.2 % 5.4 % 4.9 %
Condo Apartment 1,376 600 1,976 395,505 300,273 366,588
Yr./Yr. % Change 15.6 % 32.2 % 20.2 % 9.2 % 3.5 % 7.1 %

Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of- the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 39,000 TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area.

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