Toronto Real Estate Board

Toronto Real Estate Board

November 18, 2013 09:30 ET

GTA REALTORS® Resale Housing Mid-Month Figures

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 18, 2013) - Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 3,131 residential transactions through the TorontoMLS system during the first two weeks of November 2013. This result represented a 21 per cent year-over-year increase compared to 2,582 sales reported during the same timeframe in 2012. Over the same period, new listings were down by more than four per cent.

"The results for mid-November indicate that GTA households remain comfortable with the costs of home ownership," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher. "If not for the persistent shortage of listings for most home types, we would likely be experiencing an even higher level of sales as more buyers would be able to make a deal on a home meeting their needs."

The average selling price for November 2013 mid-month transactions was $538,708, representing an 11 per cent increase compared to $485,988 in 2012.

"More buyers competing for a smaller number of listings has translated into an accelerating pace of price growth. This theme has been most prevalent in the low-rise market segment, including single-detached and semi-detached houses and townhomes. However, it is important to note that the condominium apartment market has also become tighter," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type November 1 - 14, 2013
Sales Average Price
416 905 Total 416 905 Total
Detached 468 1,067 1,535 845,883 595,545 671,869
Yr./Yr. % Change 43.1 % 19.5 % 25.8 % 11.5 % 7.7 % 10.5 %
Semi-Detached 133 202 335 662,447 427,599 520,837
Yr./Yr. % Change 6.4 % 24.7 % 16.7 % 10.9 % 10.1 % 8.6 %
Townhouse 125 352 477 477,096 378,518 404,351
Yr./Yr. % Change 5.9 % 20.1 % 16.1 % 9.3 % 6.9 % 7.0 %
Condo Apartment 526 205 731 395,865 274,664 361,876
Yr./Yr. % Change 19.8 % 15.8 % 18.7 % 14.1 % -0.6 % 10.8 %
Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price November 1 - 14
2013 2012
Sales Average Price New Listings Sales Average Price New Listings
City of Toronto ("416") 1,259 $ 598,924 2,049 1,025 $ 518,825 2,196
Rest of GTA ("905") 1,872 $ 498,210 2,941 1,557 $ 464,371 3,018
GTA 3,131 $ 538,708 4,990 2,582 $ 485,988 5,214

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