Market Analysis June 2018

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June 2018... 


Report On Downtown Toronto Condo Prices

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If you’re buying a condominium townhouse, you’d certainly want to have an inspection which would include the exterior features of the premises such as the roof and windows, and all the interior systems such as heating, cooling, central vac, plumbing and wiring.

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June 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.

Some neighbourhoods are being affected greatly... others not so much.

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How To Avoid An Upcoming Showing Meltdown

What do you do when your Realtor calls and wants to show your condo in say, ½ an hour? 

I guarantee that this will happen and, of course, we always want to accommodate serious showings don’t we?
Jump for joy first, since someone wants to look at YOUR home, right? 

Then, panic.  As you hang up the phone, you notice that your wee one has been at it again… your condo is CLEAN, it’s just not TIDY. Now, what do you do?

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


Hi [FirstName],

Have you driven around downtown Toronto recently?  If not, you might be surprised.  Everywhere there are big signs posted notifying of a permit request to build a high-rise, either condo or rental, and there are lots of BIG holes being dug to start construction on new buildings.

It’s like a big awareness has come over people that living the condo lifestyle downtown is an OK thing, and it’s even a very attractive option for many who previously only considered owning a house.

I’ve been asked by some folks if there’s not going to be an oversupply at some point and that’s a valid question.  I attended a New Home Market Analysis presentation by the Altus Group last week where the speaker pointed out several important statistics.

First, 2017 holds the record for the most brand new suites sold (28,880) versus just 10,000 back in 2000.  The average cost per square foot was $882 and, significantly, the majority of suites sold were 2-bedroom or 2+den units. 

And, most importantly, to counter the fear of oversupply, of all the builder’s supply, from all across the GTA, ONLY 300 suites have been completed and ready for occupancy but not yet sold as of the end of May.  

In fact, there is only a 4 month's supply of new condo inventory available in the GTA from pre-construction sales compared to 13 months of supply for brand new houses.

Downtown condominiums are the future for Toronto because of affordability and their super location.

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

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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The Market Is Shifting To Condos [VIDEO]

Sales were down 22% for May compared to last year with 7,834 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.  This was the lowest number of sales for the month since May 2002.
Condo townhouse and high-rise suites took a highest-ever for May 38.2% share of the market with 2,992 units being sold.
The May average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $805,320 – this was a modest 6.6% decline from one year ago.  Considering that May 2017 was the turning point in last year’s crazy market, if instead you compare 2018 with 2016 (with an average of $752,324), this year was still up 8.9% 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 May compared to historical numbers was up just 6.1% but increased by a significant 13.2% 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 May that ratio finished at 37.4% compared to an 55% 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 20 days, the same as in April.

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

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

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