Toronto Real Estate Board



Toronto Real Estate Board

October 03, 2013 07:00 ET

GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 3, 2013) - Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,411 residential sales through the TorontoMLS system in September 2013, representing a 30 per cent increase compared to 5,687 transactions reported in September 2012. Year- to-date, total residential sales reported through TorontoMLS amounted to 68,907 during the first nine months of 2013 - down by one per cent compared to the same period in 2012.

"It's great news that households have found that the costs of home ownership, including mortgage payments, remain affordable. This is why the third quarter was characterized by renewed growth in home sales in the GTA. We expect to see sales up for the remainder of 2013, as the pent-up demand that resulted from stricter mortgage lending guidelines continues to be satisfied," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

The average selling price for September transactions was $533,797 - up by 6.5 per cent year-over-year. Through the first three quarters of 2013, the average selling price was $520,118 - up by over four per cent compared to the first nine months of 2012.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark for September was up by four per cent year-over-year. The annual rate of growth for the composite benchmark has been accelerating since the spring of 2013.

"The price growth story in September continued to be about strong demand for low-rise home types, coupled with a short supply of listings. Even with slower price growth and month-to-month volatility in the condo apartment market, overall annual price growth has been well above the rate of inflation this year. This scenario will continue to play out through the remainder of 2013," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price September 1 - 30

2013 2012
Sales Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto ("416") 2,789 $ 571,410 5,994 2,185 $ 544,744 6,313
Rest of GTA ("905") 4,622 $ 511,100 8,944 3,502 $ 474,236 8,825
GTA 7,411 $ 533,797 14,938 5,687 $ 501,326 15,138

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type September 1 - 30, 2013

Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 972 2,717 3,689 856,169 608,866 674,027
Yr./Yr. % Change 31.7 % 34.6 % 33.9 % 10.2 % 7.1 % 7.9 %
Semi-Detached 298 458 756 616,049 405,920 488,749
Yr./Yr. % Change 13.3 % 25.5 % 20.4 % 1.9 % 3.2 % 1.5 %
Townhouse 291 877 1,168 455,518 388,727 405,368
Yr./Yr. % Change 18.3 % 35.8 % 30.9 % 7.5 % 11.5 % 9.7 %
Condo Apartment 1,203 467 1,670 363,149 290,239 342,760
Yr./Yr. % Change 31.5 % 22.3 % 28.8 % -3.7 % 2.9 % -1.8 %

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