Market Analysis April 2019


April 2019... 

 

Report On Downtown Toronto Condo Prices

Curious about what your downtown Toronto condo may be worth?

Here’s an easy, online way to find out what suites like yours are selling for in today’s market.

Get this free report with up-to-the-minute statistics based on all the recent listings and sales of condos in your building.

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.
 
With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

Read more here

 

From Our Mortgage University Series...

 

Get Some Timeline Guidance For Mortgage Shopping

Actually, it’s never too early to start thinking about how much of a mortgage you might qualify for.  Many people start looking at condos or houses online or at open houses 6-18 months ahead of when they’re thinking they might buy.
 
Having a realistic figure in mind about how large of a mortgage you could get approved for will save you a lot of time (and dreaming).

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April 2019...

 

Report On Toronto House Values

Semi and detached house prices have been bouncing around the last few months in Toronto with the changes in the market.

Some neighbourhoods are being affected greatly... others not so much.

Would you like to be brought up-to-date with what your Toronto house is worth right now?

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From Our Seller University Series...

 

So How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

Although most likely you’ll have a listing agent representing you and a buyer agent who brings in the successful offer, the payment of the total commissions falls to the seller.
 
Don’t think that the buyer is getting away with a big win however.  The seller pays minimal closing costs while the buyer will have to pay, among other expenses, both Province of Ontario land transfer tax and, if buying in the City of Toronto, they’ll also have to pay city land transfer taxes.

Toronto's Real Estate Team
Toronto Real Estate Market Analysis
For March 2019

 

Our spring market is struggling to get started with sales and overall appreciation numbers FLAT compared to 2018 at this time.

Condos, downtown especially, are still increasing in value more than the rest of the market but even their year-over-year rise in prices are down to single-digits.

While the days-on-market number for the GTA overall has dropped to 21, downtown suites are selling in 15-16 days.  Demand is still strong for homes close to the centre of the city from the Beaches/East York and west through to High Park.

What about your investment property or home?  Are you wondering what either of them might sell for in today’s changing market?  

For a condo valuation, go to DowntownTorontoCondoValues.com - please BE SURE to leave me your condo’s monthly maintenance fee.  For a specific house valuation, click on DowntownTorontoHouseValues.com.

To keep current on market activity changes and analysis during the month, go to Facebook and ‘Like’ my Toronto Real Estate Analysis page.

Watch the video or read my MARCH 2019 Market Report Analysis and please keep me in mind when any of your friends are talking about buying or selling real estate in Toronto. 

Thomas
647-962-1650
Thomas@LivingInToronto.com


FLAT… FLAT… FLAT [VIDEO]

Sales were FLAT for March compared to last year with 7,187 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.  This was tied for the lowest number of sales since 2009 for the month with March 2018.
 
Condo townhouse and high-rise suites took a typical 35% share of the market with 2,516 units being sold.
 
The March average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $788,335– almost identical (+0.5%) with one year ago.
 
The active listing inventory is one of the strongest indicators of how slow or fast the market has been moving.  The inventory average for the month of March compared to historical numbers was basically FLAT compared to last year at this time.
 
This is actually a good sign since we’re not being overwhelmed with high inventory levels and is probably keeping us from seeing a slump in prices in some GTA locations.
 
The sales-to-listings OR percent-chance-of-selling ratio is how we determine what type of market we’re actually in.  24-28% is a neutral market, below 24% is a buyer’s market and above 28% is a seller’s market.
 
In March, that ratio finished at 46.1% - just barely above last year.  The GTA overall has moved slightly into moderate seller market territory but sellers may need to adjust their pricing expectations if they want to make a move.
 
The days-on-market average for GTA / Toronto homes was 21 days, 4 days faster than February.

Watch the video to get the complete March 2019 Market Report details.


If you'd prefer to read the full market report details, click here.


For Those Of You Who Like Trivia...
 

Now and then we post our latest World’s Most Interesting Postcard in our Team newsletter.  You might be amazed at what you’ll learn from these interesting tidbits!!

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Keep Your Ears Open For Real Estate Conversations...

People always feel good about recommending a person or a business where they've received terrific service. They want their friends to enjoy the same great experience they had. 

Please keep us in mind throughout 2019 whenever you hear friends talk about real estate at any time... we're always here to advise, consult and help.

Thomas


 

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Toronto's Real Estate Team - Thomas Cook @ RE/MAX
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Real Estate Sales Representative @ RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd Brokerage
785 Queen Street East in Leslieville


Thomas@LivingInToronto.com
Direct => 647-962-1650

Become a smart, educated Toronto buyer or seller.  Go ahead and download any of these books or reports at no charge.

Author || Ultimate Home Buyer’s Guide
Author || Home Buyer's Financing Guide
Author || Insider Tips For Getting The Best Price (For Toronto condo sellers)
Author || Get Free Money From The Federal Government (For 1st-time buyers)
Author || Best Capital Gains Tax Advice For Smart Investors
Author || Guide To Attracting The Best Tenants
Author || Guide To Downtown Toronto Condo Prices (for Toronto condo buyers)
Author || 
Insider Advice For Getting The Best Price (For Toronto house sellers)

Awards || RE/MAX's 2nd highest award - Circle Of Legends
Experience || Thousands of homes sold since 1980
Professional Designations || ABR, SRES
Charity Support || Over $117,500 contributed to the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital