Market Analysis

September 2019

September 2019... 


Report On Downtown Toronto Condo Prices

Curious about what your downtown Toronto condo may be worth?

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September 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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What Happens At The Offer Presentation?

First of all, there are two scenarios... the most common is a single buyer offering to purchase your house or condo.  The other is if multiple buyers present offers at the same time, creating a bidding war.  Each one of these has some basic similarities and some major differences.

Let’s look first at the traditional single buyer situation.  The typical offer process takes about two hours of back and forth in the space of a single afternoon or evening. 

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


Wow, that summer went quickly.  So many things to pack in in just 8 weeks.  


I got a lot of bachata dancing in while my son made a valiant attempt to ride his OneWheel board all the way from Toronto to Niagara Falls to raise money for cancer research.  Unfortunately about halfway in, his board suddenly ran out of juice and threw him over the front… nothing other than lots of scratches, fortunately.


In contrast to earlier months this year, sales of detached and semi-detached houses in the 905 were robust with small, incremental price gains overall.  


The downtown condo market continued to roll along steadily but with lower inventory and sales flat compared to one year ago.  However, it maintained its 4-5% annual appreciation rate throughout the summer months.


If you’ve got a ’time-expired’ investment which isn’t giving you a positive cash flow, or it’s time to upgrade your personal residence, the first thing you’ll want to know is “What is my property’s current market value?”.


For a condo suite valuation, go to - please BE SURE to leave me your condo’s monthly maintenance fee.  


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Watch the video or read my AUGUST 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.


Market adopts a modest and cautious price appreciation model [VIDEO]

In August sales were up 13.4% compared to last year with 7,711 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.
Condo townhouse and high-rise suite sales edged up to a 34.5% share of the market with 2,661 units being sold which is a 4.8% increase from 2018.
The August average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $792,611 up 3.6% from one year ago.  This average is now up 8.4% from the average market high back in August 2017.
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 August compared to historical numbers was lower by 11.2% 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 August that ratio finished at 48.6% - about 10% above last year and slightly above July of this year – indicating a continuing strong, steady market as we move through the summer months. 
The days-on-market average for GTA / Toronto homes was 25 days, 2 days slower than July. 
Watch the video to get the complete August 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.



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