Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

October 05, 2011 11:00 ET

GTA REALTORS® Report Monthly Resale Market Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,658 transactions through the TorontoMLS® system in September – a 25 per cent increase over September 2010. Sales during the first three quarters of 2011 amounted to 70,588, representing a 2.6 per cent increase compared to the first nine months of 2010.

"We have experienced strong growth in sales so far this year, with a much more active summer compared to 2010. However, while sales have been strong, we have continued to experience a shortage of listings, resulting in more competition between home buyers," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. "Over the past few months, the listing situation has started to improve, so we expect home buyers will have more homes to choose from in the months ahead."

With annual growth in sales (+25 per cent) outstripping annual growth in new listings (+15 per cent) in September, market conditions became tighter and the average selling price continued to grow by close to 10 per cent on a year-over-year basis.

"Strong price growth through the first nine months of the year was mitigated to a great degree by low interest rates and rising incomes," said the Toronto Real Estate Board's Senior Manager of Market Analysis Jason Mercer. "As buyers continue to take advantage of the affordable home ownership options in the GTA, we remain on pace for the second best year for sales under the current TREB market area."

Summary of TorontoMLS® Sales and Average Price
September 1 - 30
2011 2010
Sales Average
Price
Sales Average
Price
City of Toronto ("416") 3,114 $495,686 2,452 $462,963
Rest of GTA ("905") 4,544 $444,592 3,686 $401,007
GTA 7,658 $465,369 6,138 $425,757
TorontoMLS® Sales & Average Price By Home Type
Sales Average
Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 1,073 2,602 3,675 706,288 529,436 581,072
Yr./Yr. % Change 30% 25% 27% 7% 10% 9%
Semi-Detached 334 499 833 521,167 366,938 428,778
Yr./Yr. % Change 20% 19% 19% 8% 9% 9%
Townhouse 317 804 1,121 400,482 332,679 351,853
Yr./Yr. % Change 24% 26% 26% 5% 10% 8%
Condo Apartment 1,355 515 1,870 350,146 278,856 330,512
Yr./Yr. % Change 26% 14% 23% 7% 14% 9%

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