Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

October 16, 2012 10:00 ET

GTA Realtors® Release Mid-Month Resale Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2012) - Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,961 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of October 2012. The number of transactions was down by 10.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2011. New listings were up by 5.5 per cent year-over-year to 6,505.

"Some households have put their home purchase plans on hold in response to the higher cost of home ownership brought about by the recent changes to mortgage lending guidelines. Both first-time buyers and existing home owners have been affected, given that sales were down across house types and geography," said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price for sales reported from October 1 through October 14 was $501,146 - up by almost six per cent in comparison to last year. "The average selling price grew well above the rate of inflation in the first half of October due to relatively tight market conditions from a historic perspective. However, the market continued to become better supplied, pointing toward a slower pace of price growth as we move into 2013," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price October 1 - 14
2012 2011
Sales Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto ("416") 1,157 $ 537,296 2,782 1,345 $ 523,731 2,508
Rest of GTA ("905") 1,804 $ 477,961 3,723 1,965 $ 439,766 3,659
GTA 2,961 $ 501,146 6,505 3,310 $ 473,884 6,167
TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type October 1 - 14, 2012
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 407 1,047 1,454 774,595 570,317 627,498
Yr./Yr. % Change -3 % -3 % -3 % 3 % 8 % 6 %
Semi-Detached 139 190 329 573,242 390,706 467,826
Yr./Yr. % Change -19 % -19 % -19 % 4 % 7 % 5 %
Townhouse 117 345 462 435,920 356,879 376,896
Yr./Yr. % Change -18 % -4 % -8 % -7 % 4 % 0 %
Condo Apartment 488 183 671 356,312 282,361 336,143
Yr./Yr. % Change -18 % -25 % -20 % -4 % 4 % -2 %

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