NEWS RELEASE 

 


GTA REALTORS® Release Mid-Month Resale Figures

 

September 18, 2012 -- Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 2,544 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in the first 14 days of September. This result was down by 15 per cent compared to the 2,995 sales reported during the same period in 2011.

“The combination of stricter lending guidelines, rising home prices and the added upfront cost associated with the land transfer tax in the City of Toronto resulted in a slower pace of sales during the summer of 2012 compared to a year ago,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price for sales during the first two weeks of September was $496,786 – representing an annual rate of increase of more the 9.5 per cent. Average selling prices were up for both low-rise and high-rise home types, including condominium apartments sold in the ‘416’ area code.

“Price growth continued to be strongest for low-rise home types during the first two weeks of September. This segment of the market has been very tight, with months of inventory remaining low from a historic perspective,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

 

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price September 1 - 14

 

2012

2011

 

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

City of Toronto ("416")

897

$536,128

3,296

1,167

$463,638

2,933

Rest of GTA ("905")

1,647

$475,359

4,486

1,828

$446,223

3,882

GTA

2,544

$496,786

7,782

2,995

$453,009

6,815

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price  By Home Type September 1 - 14, 2012

 

Sales

Average Price

 

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detached

295

975

1,270

$805,308

$563,739

$619,851

Yr./Yr. % Change

-20%

-7%

-10%

17%

6%

9%

Semi-Detached

92

153

245

$603,700

$397,205

$474,746

Yr./Yr. % Change

-14%

-23%

-20%

24%

6%

15%

Townhouse

115

299

414

$406,521

$351,281

$366,625

Yr./Yr. % Change

-3%

-9%

-7%

5%

7%

7%

Condo Apartment

382

176

558

$352,851

$287,467

$332,228

Yr./Yr. % Change

-32%

-17%

-28%

5%

-2%

3%

 

 

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