Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

July 18, 2012 09:00 ET

GTA REALTORS® Release Mid-Month Resale Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,679 sales through the first 14 days of July 2012, representing a 5.6 per cent increase compared to the 3,484 sales reported for the same period in 2011. New listings were up by 14.4 per cent over the same time frame.

"Housing demand remained strong in the first half of July. Sales growth occurred in the regions surrounding the City of Toronto. In the City of Toronto, where sales were down, the relatively higher cost of home ownership likely prompted some buyers to purchase elsewhere in the GTA. Higher costs in the City of Toronto include the upfront payment of the additional land transfer tax," said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price in the first half of July was $473,466 - up by 2.3 per cent compared to last year. On average, homes sold for 98 per cent of the asking price in 25 days - in line with July 2011. Price growth was strongest in the City of Toronto, climbing by 3.5 per cent to $496,645.

"A better supplied market contributed to a slower annual rate of price growth in July relative to the first half of 2012," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis. "As buyers benefit from more choice in the second half of this year, expect price growth to slow to a more sustainable pace."

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price July 1 - 14
2012 2011
Sales Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto ("416") 1,300 $ 496,645 2,832 1,355 $ 479,843 2,502
Rest of GTA ("905") 2,379 $ 460,800 4,084 2,129 $ 452,307 3,546
GTA 3,679 $ 473,466 6,916 3,484 $ 463,017 6,048
TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type July 1 - 14, 2012
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 417 1,307 1,724 728,834 550,549 593,672
Yr./Yr. % Change 7 % 3 % 4 % 0 % 4 % 3 %
Semi-Detached 130 264 394 516,688 387,504 430,128
Yr./Yr. % Change -8 % 18 % 8 % 1 % 4 % 1 %
Townhouse 149 499 648 417,824 359,358 372,802
Yr./Yr. % Change -8 % 45 % 28 % 6 % 5 % 4 %
Condo Apartment 591 242 833 349,730 277,441 328,729
Yr./Yr. % Change -10 % 4 % -6 % 0 % -2 % -1 %

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