GTA REALTORS® RELEASE MID-MONTH RESALE HOUSING FIGURES

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2015) - Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a 14.9 per cent increase in the number of sales entered into the TorontoMLS system during the first two weeks of February 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. There was a total of 3,120 home sales during the first 14 days of February 2015.

The number of new listings entered into the TorontoMLS system was also up on a year-over- year basis, but by a lesser annual rate of 3.5 per cent.

"As households continue to take advantage of the great diversity of home ownership options in the Greater Toronto Area, home sales have continued to trend upwards. While home prices are higher compared to this time last year, borrowing costs are lower. Home buyers are still finding affordable options to meet their housing needs," said TREB President Paul Etherington.

The average selling price for the first half of February 2015 was $602,110, representing a 10.3 per cent increase compared to the average reported for the same period in 2014. Annual price growth continued to be driven by the tight low-rise market segment, with double-digit growth reported for detached and semi-detached homes.

"With tight market conditions continuing to prevail in most parts of the Greater Toronto Area, especially where low-rise home types are concerned, it is no surprise that we continue to see strong competition between buyers leading to robust annual rates of price growth," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

 

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price February 1 - 14, 2015
  2015   2014  
  Sales   Average Price   New Listings   Sales   Average Price   New Listings  
City of Toronto ("416") 1,174   642,116   2,178   1,011   592,822   2,061  
Rest of GTA ("905") 1,946   577,975   3,135   1,704   518,212   3,070  
GTA 3,120   602,110   5,313   2,715   545,995   5,131  
                         
TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type February 1 - 14, 2015  
  Sales   Average Price  
  416   905   Total   416   905   Total  
                         
Detached 386   1,113   1,499   $1,056,238   $697,417   $789,815  
  Yr./Yr. % Change 25.3 % 16.2 % 18.4 % 10.9 % 9.9 % 10.9 %
Semi-Detached 95   202   297   $717,556   $475,894   $553,194  
  Yr./Yr. % Change 18.8 % 4.7 % 8.8 % 3.4 % 13.2 % 10.5 %
Townhouse 116   380   496   $510,839   $438,968   $455,777  
  Yr./Yr. % Change 23.4 % 27.1 % 26.2 % -9.9 % 14.1 % 6.4 %
Condo Apartment 564   212   776   $373,934   $309,930   $356,448  
  Yr./Yr. % Change 8.9 % -3.2 % 5.3 % -0.1 % 7.8 % 2.3 %

Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 40,000 TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area. TREB is Canada's largest real estate board.


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