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GTA REALTORS® REPORT RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES

TORONTO, June 4, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that both the number of home sales through the TorontoMLS system and the average selling price were up strongly in May compared to a year ago. 

Total TorontoMLS sales for May 2014 amounted to 11,079 – a new high for the month of May.  This result was up by 11.4 per cent compared to 9,946 sales reported in May 2013.  The average selling price for these sales was $585,204, representing an 8.3 per cent year-over-year increase compared to the average price of $540,544 in May 2013. 

“We are now at the peak of the spring market when we generally see the greatest number of sales and the highest average selling prices.  Based on the May statistics, buyers have been more active this spring compared to last year.  Despite strong price growth so far in 2014, many households remain comfortable with the monthly mortgage payments associated with the purchase of a home, as borrowing costs have remained at or near record lows over the past few months,” said Ms. Usher. 

Average selling prices varied across the Greater Toronto Area, depending on geography and home type.  A detached home in the City of Toronto sold, on average, for $943,055.  In the surrounding GTA regions, the average detached price was $648,439.  The average price for condominium apartments was $401,809 in the City of Toronto and $307, 307 in the surrounding regions. 

“The listings situation in the GTA did not improve this past May.  With listings down and sales up compared to last year, competition between buyers increased.  The result was price growth well-above the rate of inflation, especially for singles, semis and townhomes,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. 

“It is also important to point out that even though the condo apartment market segment remains comparatively well-supplied, as new project completions have generally led to an uptick in listings, we have seen enough buyer interest to prompt strong condo price growth as well,” continued Mercer.

 

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price May 1 - 31

 

2014

2013

 

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

 

City of Toronto ("416")

4,069

$652,681

7,360

3,773

$599,215

7,211

 

Rest of GTA ("905")

7,010

$546,037

11,571

6,173

$504,684

11,869

 

GTA

11,079

$585,204

18,931

9,946

$540,544

19,080

 

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price  By Home Type May 1 - 31

Sales

Average Price

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

Detached

1,551

4,164

5,715

943,055

648,439

728,395

Yr./Yr. % Change

7.4%

15.2%

13.0%

9.2%

7.9%

7.8%

Semi-Detached

470

731

1,201

684,980

443,644

538,089

Yr./Yr. % Change

10.8%

9.1%

9.8%

7.9%

8.4%

8.3%

Townhouse

449

1,274

1,723

503,737

405,051

430,767

Yr./Yr. % Change

18.8%

9.4%

11.7%

10.1%

8.2%

9.1%

Condo Apartment

1,565

669

2,234

401,809

307,307

373,509

Yr./Yr. % Change

5.4%

16.1%

8.4%

7.6%

4.8%

6.4%