August 2007 became the fifth recordsetting month in a row, with 8,059 sales reported by TREB Members throughout the Greater Toronto Area, TREB President Donald Bentley announced today. "This figure is up 15 per cent over August of last year, and up seven per cent over the 7,498 sales recorded during the same month in 2005, which was the previous "best ever" performance for the month of August," said the President. "Summer of 2007 has been hands-down the most active holiday reason for the resale market in the history of the Toronto Real Estate Board."
While sales roared ahead, prices remained affordable in August, with a recorded average of $361,890. This figure is up seven per cent over the $338,192 recorded during August of 2006. "While the last decade has seen five record breaking years, and a good possibility of a sixth in 2007, year-over-year prices increases have remained in the single digits. This kind of activity is
sustainable for a long time."
September 2007 put in another excellent performance, with 6,866 single family units changing hands through the TorontoMLS system, Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Maureen O'Neill announced today. "This figure was up four per cent from last year (6,622 sales), and off only six per cent from the record 7,326 sales recorded during September of 2005." Year-to-date
sales, at 73,827, were up 12 per cent over 2006. "They are also," the President went on to note, "up 11 per cent over the
first nine months of 2005, which turned out to be the best year ever recorded in the history of TREB."
Prices rebounded in September, rising five per cent over August to $380,132. On a year-over-year basis they were up also
up five per cent, to $371,848 from the $352,318 recorded during the first nine months of 2006.
July 2007 More Records Broken
TREB Members reported 8,912 total sales in July, 26 percent ahead of the 7,082 sales recorded in July of 2006, and an all time record for the month.
Furthermore, July makes the fourth month in a row that sales have broken monthly records. "The local resale market is as healthy as it has ever been," said TREB President Donald Bentley. "Not only are we running 13 per cent ahead of last year's January - July total of 52,682, we are running 14 per cent ahead of the seven month total for 2005, which became our best year ever."
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While sales have set a blistering pace, prices eased in July, down two per cent to $366,012 from June's average of $373,719. "This decline is seasonal in nature," said the President. "Prices tend to ease in July/August as potential homebuyers and sellers go on holiday." He went on to note that the year-to-date average, at $373,326, was up five per cent over the same time-frame in 2006.
Breaking down the total, 3,424 sales were reported in TREB's 28 West districts and averaged $347,978; 1,590 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $470,464; 1,797 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $392,360; and 2,101 sales were reported in TREB's 21 East districts and averaged $293,819.
There were 5,115 sales in the North York area (C04,C06,C07, and C12 through C15) during the first seven months of 2007, up 12 per cent over the 4,583 sales recorded during the same time-frame in '06. The average price came in at $488,663, a five per cent increase over last year.
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October 2007 -- TREB Members recorded 7,915 transactions of single-family homes in October, an all time record for the month, TREB President Maureen O'Neill announced today. "Sales were up 15 per cent over the 6,876 figure recorded in October of 2006, and up about 10 per cent over the 7,227 transactions that took place in October 2003, which was our previous record."
"There is every indication that 2007 will be a banner year for resale housing activity in the Greater Toronto Area," said Ms. O'Neill. "The effects of the City of Toronto's new land transfer tax will definitely be felt in 2008 but we are also confident that consumers will continue to see the value of real estate as a solid long-term investment."
Prices rose in October, with the average climbing four per cent to $394,646 over September's $380,132, and up 11 per cent over the $356,423 recorded in October of 2006.
Breaking down the total, 2,964 sales were reported in TREB's 28 West districts and averaged $367,139; 1,602 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $522,800; 1,555 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $415,071; and 1,794 sales were reported in TREB's 21 East districts and averaged $307,950.
Within Agincourt (parts of districts E05 and E07) the dominant resale house types are detached and semi-detached units. So far this year detached homes averaged $376,047, up one per cent over the same time-frame in 2006. Semis averaged $313,337, a six per cent increase over the $295,800 recorded for the first ten months of 2006.
November saw 7,313 sales, driving year-to-date totals to 88,695 sales, TREB President Maureen O'Neill announced today. "We have already exceeded the 84,145 sales recorded during 2005, which was our previous record," said the President. "By the end of December we will have crossed the 90,000 sales mark for the very first time. As 2007 winds down, the GTA resale home market is looking as healthy as it has ever been."
Prices were almost unchanged in November, with the average at $393,747, down marginally from the $394,646 recorded in the previous month. It was up 11 per cent over the $355,727 recorded during November 2006. Meanwhile, days-on-market came in at 32, and the list-to-sale price ratio was 98 per cent.
Breaking down the total, 2,725 sales were reported in TREB's 28 West districts and averaged $362,272; 1,529 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $519,841; 1,354 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $417,967; and 1,705 sales were reported in TREB's 21 East districts and averaged $311,738.
In the first 11 months of 2007, the town of Orangeville has experienced 679 sales, up 21 per cent over the same time-frame in 2006. The average price is $282,313, up eight per cent over the $261,234 recorded to November of last year. Detached homes formed the bulk of sales in Orangeville (488), and averaged $314,648. This is up seven per cent over last year.
December 2007 -- A healthy 4,646 sales in December propelled 2007 sales to a record setting 93,193 sales, TREB President Maureen O'Neill announced today. "Year-end sales are up 12 per cent over last year and up 11 per cent over the 84,145 recorded during 2005, the Toronto market's previous best-ever annual performance."
On a year-over-year basis, prices rose seven per cent to $376,236 from last year's $351,941. The annual time-on-market figure stood at 32 days versus 2006's figure of 34 days, meaning that over the course of the past two years it has taken homes within the GTA barely a month to sell on average.
Breaking down the total, 1,756 sales were reported in TREB's 28 West districts and averaged $357,711; 1,057 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $531,366; 771 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $420,508; and 1,062 sales were reported in TREB's 21 East districts and averaged $302,113.
City of Toronto
The City of Toronto (E-1 to E-11, W-1 to W-10, and C-1 to C-15) recorded 39,052 sales in 2007, up 13 per cent over the 34,404 recorded in the previous year. Prices averaged $415,041, up 10 per cent over 2006.
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