Market Analysis May 2018

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May 2018... 


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May 2018...


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.

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Toronto's Real Estate Team
Toronto Real Estate Market Analysis
For April 2018


Hi [FirstName],

I’d say the government was successful in slowing Toronto’s real estate market down with a combination of a tax on foreign investors and restrictions on qualification for a mortgage.

Frankly I can’t see any reason why our market slowdown is bad.  Lower prices are better for affordability and fewer sales usually means more choice for everyone.

However our ‘market slowdown’ does NOT apply universally across the GTA.  
Downtown single family semis and detached homes are still selling briskly, often in 7-10 days, and, in many cases, are maintaining their average sale prices reached last spring. 

Similarly condo residences south of Bloor are in high demand with prices up 10-11% from one year ago.

Recent bumps in the posted 5-year mortgage rate by several banks is increasing the percentage that buyers must qualify at when seeing how much they can safely borrow.  With our economy doing well and even oil prices increasing, I predict that rates will continue to edge up over the year.

If you’re on the fence about buying now versus later, right now is looking pretty good.

Would you like an update on what your Toronto condo or house might be worth in today’s market?  

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Lowest April Sales Since Way Back In 2003 [VIDEO]

Sales were down 43% for April compared to last year with 7,792 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.  This was the lowest number of sales for the month since April 2003.

Condo townhouse and high-rise suites took a highest-ever for April 35.4% share of the market with 2,760 units being sold.

The April average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $804,584 – this was a big 12.4% decline from one year ago.  Considering that April 2017 was the top of last year’s crazy market, if instead you compare 2018 with 2016 (with an average of $739,767), this year was still up 8% in that 2-year period. 

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 April compared to historical numbers was up just 3.2% but increased by a big 41% from last year at this time.

However, this is occurring selectively with the ‘central core’ Toronto neighbourhoods still doing very well while the outer regions (Peel, York & Durham) are not seeing the same level of activity.

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 April that ratio finished at 42.8% compared to an insane 89% last year.  The GTA is now into a moderate seller market territory so sellers may need to adjust their expectations if they want to make a move.

The days-on-market average for Toronto homes was 20 days, the same as in March.

Watch the video to get the complete April 2018 Market Report details.

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