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Home Prices Break $230,000 Mark
TORONTO - Friday, April 30, 1999 -
The $233,053 figure was a 2 per cent increase from the $227,174 recorded in March, and up 5 per cent from last April's $222,194. Palander went on to note that the year-to-date average was $225,893, an increase of only 4 per cent from the first four months of 1998. "This is certainly a healthy advance, though nothing like the unsustainable 20 and 30 per cent increases that were routine through the late 80's real estate boom. Both buyers and sellers are being more careful this cycle, which is good for the long term health of the market."
Meanwhile, a near-record 6,594 single-family dwellings changed hands, up 14 per cent from the 5,795 recorded in March, and up 13 per cent from the 5,825 seen in April of '98. The median price also rose, to $198,000 from March's $192,000.
Breaking down the total 2,457 sales were reported in
TREB's 28 West districts and averaged $213,622; 991 sales
were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged
$351,540; 1,259 sales were reported in the 23 North
districts and averaged $251,344; and 1,887 sales were
reported in TREB's 21 East districts and averaged
Spring has been good to the Annex this year. With 21 free-hold transactions recorded (detached, semi-detached and row), the sales pace was nearly triple that of 1998. The average price was $515,419, and the time-on-market only 20 days, just over half the city-wide figure. Fully a third of the homes sold for more than their asking price.
* Single-Family Dwellings Only
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