Market Analysis

April 2021

April 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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How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you're putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home's resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day.
Small Maintenance and Repairs
If you think that home maintenance on the weekends wastes your time and energy, think again. The small chores you do around your home prevent it from losing value. Neglecting small maintenance and repairs causes 10% of your home's value to walk out your door and slip through your windows. Most appraisers claim that homes showing little to no preventative maintenance can depreciate from $15,000 to $20,000.

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What's Most Important For You... Price Location Or Condition?

There are only three prime determinations for real estate value - price, location and condition. 
When you’re beginning to consider buying a home, one of the first things to find out is how much you can afford to pay.  For most people this involves going to a bank or mortgage broker to get pre-qualified for a mortgage.  Sometimes you might be approved for a larger mortgage than you feel comfortable taking on.  That’s OK.  At least you know clearly what your upper limit is.

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April 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...

Creating An Effective Buyer Profile For Your Awesome Condo Suite

One of the more effective ways of marketing your condo suite, especially with today’s social media resources is to define who is our most likely buyer.
In simplest terms… are we talking about first-time buyers, parents buying a suite for college-age children, move-up buyers, down-sizers, millennials vs seniors, investors and so on.
Sometimes your condo will be attractive to several of these buyer profiles at the same time which can broaden our buyer pool.  Let’s discuss a few of them.

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Toronto's Real Estate Team
Toronto Real Estate Market Analysis
For March 2021


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It's nice when predictions come to fruition as they're doing for our downtown (and elsewhere) condo market. Back at the very beginning of December, I predicted that we had a few months to take advantage of the downturn in condo suite prices. Then I was predicting a 4-6 month window to jump into the market and save some money.

Now, 4 months later, a recent headline on one of the online media stated "The time to buy a condo in Toronto has come and gone".

I completely agree that the market has turned BUT the average numbers for downtown condo prices are STILL below what they were a year ago.

Case in point... in TRREB district C01 the average 2020 March price was $857,421 while in 2021 that average is $778,753. For C08, the 2020 number was $795,543 while this March it was $732,695.

Mind you, those numbers for February were $727,791 for C01 and $727,843 for C08 condo suites. You can see that the numbers are going up by the month BUT, if you moved quickly and had all your 'ducks in a row' with down payment and financing, there are still some savings to be made.

The big headlines for the March market are the record number of March sales (15,652), the record-high March average sale price ($1,097,565), and the record high year-over-year appreciation number (21.6%).

In the 905 regions around Toronto, those appreciation numbers are even higher (over 32% in Aurora and Newmarket) and from 33% to 37% in Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.

You can read the full MARCH Market Report here.

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

If you’re considering one of those options, 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.  

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Hope you're enjoying the warm weather in our latest COVID lockdown. Maybe time to get out on a bicycle or go for a long walk in the park to clear your mind 



Toronto House And Condo Sales Numbers Both Hit Records

Hi, I’m Thomas Cook from Toronto's Real Estate Team at RE/MAX and here is our MARCH 2021 Toronto real estate market report.
The March Toronto real estate market has AGAIN hit a number of records including the highest ever average sale price and the highest ever number of sales during the month.
So… let’s review some of the Toronto Real Estate Board statistics and see what’s happened.
Huge numbers came in once again for March with a record 15,652 sales of houses and condos across the GTA.  The next closest to this was way back in 2017 when we had 11,959 sales.  Low interest rates and high demand are continuing to boost our local market.
Sales were up 97% from March 2020 and 31% higher than March 2017.
Condo townhouse and high-rise suites hit a new record with sales up by 86% year-over-year with 4,970 units being sold. Next highest March was again back in 2017 when there were 4,050 units sold.
The March 2021 average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $1,097,565… a big 21.6% increase compared to one year ago and over $50,000 above the February number.  This was a record high number for any month EVER.
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For Those Of You Who Like Trivia...


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



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