Market Analysis

January 2021

January 2021... 

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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New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021.

Read on to discover key action steps to take to achieve your homeownership goals this year, whether you’re a home buyer, home seller, or a homeowner not yet planning on moving.

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From Our Buyer University Series...

Important Tips When Buying A Tenanted Condo

With the condominium rental market so strong in Toronto, there’s a high probability that the condo you look at and fall in love with will be tenanted.
There are some advantages for you to look at tenanted suites IF you have a bit of imagination. 
Why is this important?  Well, one reason is that a good proportion of tenanted suites will not show as well as an owner-occupied condo unit.

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January 2021...

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...

Be Fearless When Making Perfect Colour Choices

When people first move in to their new home, especially if they’ve been renting previously, they are highly motivated to go wild and crazy with the colours they choose for walls and trim.  They’ve never before had the opportunity to do up a condo or house exactly the way they’ve always wanted to.

Rooms of all one colour can sometimes be more peaceful to the eye while different colours on different walls can on occasion add interest and depth to the rooms.

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Toronto's Real Estate Team
Toronto Real Estate Market Analysis
For December And Year-End 2020

First of all, I hope everyone had a great and safe holiday season. Let's plan on all of us exercising caution in the coming months as we work our way thru the remaining months of the Covid pandemic.

The Toronto real estate market of 2020 has been a study in contradictions. In the midst of a serious pandemic, all but three months (April thru June) showed double-digit increased sales from 2019.

Overall 2020 sales were 95,151 which is above the average for the past 12 years, but several thousand below the high numbers from 2015 (101,214) and 2016 (113,040).

So what should we expect for Toronto's market in 2021?

Well, imagine this. It's August 2021 and we're seeing...

  • At least 50% of Canada's population has received the Covid vaccine
  • Covid lockdowns have done their work and case numbers have declined dramatically
  • Our economy is bouncing back with restaurants and other retailers back to work almost like normal
  • Interest rates are still low with 5-year mortgages obtainable at or below 2%
  • Downtown offices are starting to have their employees come in to work in covid-safe environments
  • Universities are allowing their students to have in-person classes
  • The federal government is back to approving new immigrants to come to Canada... a high percentage of them moving to the GTA

What do YOU think this will do to Toronto's resale and rental markets?

I believe we're in for an explosive tsunami of across-the-board economic activity as all the repressed yearning for normality is released into a flurry of activity... restaurants busy, social gatherings happening once again, new residents (students, new hires and immigrants) come into Toronto and sales activity for the real estate 'bad boys' of the pandemic (downtown condos) jumping back to pre-pandemic levels.

If you're in agreement with this assessment you've probably got a window of between 4-6 months to take advantage of the current market before prices start to recover and regain lost ground.

Sure there will be a portion of our world that will be able to continue working from home, perhaps at some distance from central Toronto, but the advantages of city life will continue to attract people from all walks of life back to the core.

We're still a great city, in some ways improved from pre-Covid times, and many will want to reclaim their life here.

You can read the full December Market Report here.

Has there been any change in your personal situation?  Are you considering changing your residence or taking advantage of the current buyer market to invest in a rental property?

If you’re considering one of those changes, you’d be wise to get some professional advice and counsel as to what the best course of action might be.

If the property you’re considering selling is a Toronto/GTA condominium, I can give you an up-to-date condo suite valuation by going to - please BE SURE to leave me your condo’s monthly maintenance fee so I can send out your report.  

If it’s a house that you’d appreciate a valuation for, just click on

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If you've made any 2021 affirmations, best of luck in following through with them.

Mine is to keep indoor biking thru the winter months (check out to improve my physical conditioning... what are some of yours?


Imagine It's August 2021 - The Coming Tsunami

Hi, I’m Thomas Cook from Toronto's Real Estate Team at RE/MAX and here is our DECEMBER 2020 Toronto real estate market report.
The Toronto real estate market of 2020 has been a study in contradictions.  In the midst of a serious pandemic, all but three months (April thru June) showed double-digit increased sales from 2019.
So… let’s review some of the Toronto Real Estate Board statistics and see what’s happened.
Big numbers came in once again for December as we’re now ending the year with record sales of 7,180 sales of houses and condos across the GTA.  The next closest to this was way back in 2009 when we had 5,541 sales).  Low interest rates and high demand are continuing to boost our local market.
Sales were up 63% from December 2019.
Condo townhouse and high-rise suite sales were up by 79% year-over-year with a 39.6% share of the market and 2,845 units being sold.  Although not a record, December 2020 sales were the 2nd highest ever with more condo suites being sold making the difference.
The December average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $932,222… a big 11.3% increase compared to one year ago.
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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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