Category: Toronto Seller Posts

Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published April, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Published March, 2019 Resale Market Figures   TREB announced that the Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019. The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 11.3 per cent compared to March 2019.   New listings were also up year-over-year by eight per cent. However, the annual growth rate for new listings was much lower than that reported number for sales. This suggests that market conditions continued to tighten which points

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published March, 2019 Resale Market Figures

    TREB Published March, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,187 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2019. This result was close to 7,188 sales reported in March 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, sales were down by one per cent (1%) compared to Q1 2018.   The ‘OSFI stress test’ has an impact as to home buyers’ ability to qualify for a mortgage. TREB is still arguing that the stress test provisions and mortgage lending guidelines generally, including allowable amortization periods for insured mortgages, should

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published February, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Published February, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis. Sales were also down compared to January 2019 following preliminary seasonal adjustment.   “The OSFI mandated mortgage stress test has left some buyers on the sidelines who have struggled to qualify for the type of home they want to buy. The stress test should be reviewed and consideration should be given to bringing back 30 year amortizations for federally insured mortgages.

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published January, 2019 Resale Market Figures

  TREB Published January, 2019 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,009 home sales through TREB’s MLS® in January 2019 – up by 0.6 per cent compared to January 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 3.4 per cent compared to December, 2018. “It is encouraging to see the slight increase in January transactions on a year-over-year basis, even with the inclement weather experienced in the GTA region during the last week of the month. The fact that the number of transactions edged upwards is in line

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Toronto area home sales declined to 10-year low in 2018 and number of listings down

  Toronto area home sales declined to 10-year low in 2018 and number of listings down.   Home sales in Toronto and the surrounding GTA area fell to a 10-year low in 2018, as the number of new listings coming to the market declined and home buyers and sellers faced with a new reality of higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules including mortgage stress tests.   The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) says there were 77,426 residential transactions recorded through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system in 2018, down 16.1 per cent from 92,263 sales in 2017. The last time sales were lower than this

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts TREB Published December, 2018 Resale Market Figures

    TREB Published December, 2018 Resale Market Figures   Toronto Real Estate Board announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018.  This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017.  Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period to 155,823.   The overall average selling price for 2018 transactions, at $787,300, was down by 4.3 per cent year-over-year for all home types combined across the TREB market area.   Home prices were

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Home sales in Toronto down in November, 2018 and up in sale prices

  Home sales in Toronto down in November, 2018 and up in sale prices   Toronto remains a seller’s market after home sales across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) dropped nearly 15% this November, 2018, compared to a year ago.   According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), there were 6,251 residential transactions recorded through its system last month, a 14.7% drop compared to November last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, sales were down by 3.4% compared with October 2018.   The average selling price for November was up by 3.5% year-over-year to $788,345, according to TREB. When adjusted seasonally, the average sale price

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts Toronto downtown is benefiting from ‘Hyper-concentration’ of knowledge jobs in an economic shift

  A fundamental economic shift is Toronto downtown is benefiting from ‘Hyper-concentration’ of knowledge jobs in an economic shift as traditional manufacturing employment evaporates across much of southern Ontario, a new report warns, and the trend has major ramifications for public transit and land-use planning.   The study, released days after General Motors announced the shutdown of its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., says the lopsided job growth is a permanent change, not a cyclical pattern. It warns Toronto’s transit system will be placed under further strain. The report also argues smaller communities outside the city should seek to attract the

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Category: Toronto Seller Posts New Rent control rules may spark return to sky-high rent increases for Toronto tenants

  New Rent control rules   With new Rent control rules and the province of Ontario scrapping rent control for new units across Ontario as of November 15, 2018, affordable housing advocates are warning that the changes could may spark return to sky-high rent increases for thousands of Toronto tenants.   The Progressive Conservative government revealed the details on November 15, 2018 through the fall economic statement, announcing legislation which ends rent control for all newly-built or newly-converted rental units going forward — while maintaining rent control for current tenants — as part of a new Housing Supply Action Plan.   “Everybody who’s

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