Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

November 16, 2011 11:00 ET

GTA REALTORS® Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,379 transactions through the TorontoMLS® during the first two weeks of November. This result represented more than a 13 per cent increase compared to November 2010. New listings were up 16 per cent over the same period.

"The results for the first two weeks of November point to two important facts: First, despite global economic uncertainty, buyers have remained confident in the affordable housing market in the GTA. Second, stronger growth in new listings means that it is becoming easier for buyers to find a home that meets their needs," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

The average selling price through the first 14 days of November was $481,548 – up by 10 per cent compared to the average of $437,510 reported for the first two weeks of November 2010.

"Little or no movement is expected for mortgage rates through 2012. Low rates coupled with the consensus outlook for continued economic growth next year suggests that homes will remain affordable in the GTA and households will remain confident in doing deals. Look for the average selling price to advance to the $485,000 mark next year," said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Summary of TorontoMLS® Sales and Average Price
November 1 - 14
2011 2010
Average Average
Sales Price Sales Price
City of Toronto ("416") 1,424 $ 526,540 1,288 $ 487,699
Rest of GTA ("905") 1,955 $ 448,777 1,694 $ 399,350
GTA 3,379 $ 481,548 2,982 $ 437,510
TorontoMLS® Sales & Average Price By Home Type
November 1 - 14, 2011
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 487 1,093 1,580 754,805 544,879 609,584
Yr./Yr. % Change 16% 16% 16% 6% 14% 11%
Semi-Detached 168 215 383 570,684 368,142 456,985
Yr./Yr. % Change 24% 17% 20% 12% 8% 11%
Townhouse 165 339 504 418,092 332,284 360,376
Yr./Yr. % Change 24% 13% 16% 3% 7% 7%
Condo Apartment 589 262 851 361,461 276,747 335,380
Yr./Yr. % Change 1% 17% 6% 4% 15% 5%

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