Market Analysis

August 2018

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August 2018... 


Report On Downtown Toronto Condo Prices

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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.

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


Hi [FirstName],

There were some more positive sales and appreciation numbers showing up in July with the GTA-wide average sales price up by 4.9% from one year ago.
Downtown condominium suite sales showed slightly mixed results east and west of Yonge but selling prices were up 11-13% year-over-year.

As a buyer, you can expect a busy market for both houses and condos in the core area and there’s a good chance you might still encounter a multiple-offer situation.

Sellers should take careful note of RECENT market sales when deciding what their pricing should be.  Pricing is trending now to be more closely aligned to what REAL market value is… rather than underpricing by 10’s of thousands of dollars to elicit multiples.

I’m still amazed by how many listing agents don’t take the effort to market their homes effectively with photos, virtual tours and print materials.  I see dark (or very few) photos online all the time.

If you’re curious about what’s for sale in a specific Toronto community, go to where you can customize what you’re looking for by neighbourhood and price range.

Would you like to know if your home has appreciated over the past few years?  I can do a quick market value update for your Toronto condo at or your Toronto / GTA house right here to give you a good idea.

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Watch the video or read the JULY 2018 Market Report Analysis and please keep me in mind when any of your friends are talking about buying or selling real estate in Toronto.

Have an amazing ‘rest of the summer’!  It’s hard to believe it’s almost over already.


Finally... An uptick in sales and average sales price [VIDEO]

Sales were up 19% for July compared to last year with 6,961 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.  This was the 2nd lowest number of sales for the month since July 2010.

Condo townhouse and high-rise suites took a significant 36.3% share of the market with 2,537 units being sold.

The July average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $782,129 – this was a modest 4.9% increase from one year ago.  Considering that May/June 2017 was the turning point in last year’s crazy market, if instead you compare 2018 with 2016 (with an average of $710,500), this year’s average was still up 10.1% 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 July compared to historical numbers was up just 7.8% but increased by just 5.2% 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 July that ratio finished at 35.3% compared to an 31.3% last year.  The GTA is now into a very 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 25 days, four days longer than in June.

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

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

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