Market Analysis

June 2019

June 2019... 


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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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps To Make Your Home The Best On The Block

We all want to be good neighbours. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!
If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined a proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.
Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

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From Our Mortgage University Series...


4 Significant Signs You're Not Ready For A Mortgage

Toronto’s real estate market has been going steadily upward since 1997 and, although 2016 had exceptional appreciation above 17%, the average has been about 7% over the last several years.  2017 has been even higher!
Bullish outlook aside, there are still plenty of challenges for many would-be buyers, from shaky credit to sputtering incomes and more. To be sure, the right time to pursue a home purchase is when you’re financially and emotionally ready.

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June 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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From Our Seller University Series...


Once The Listing Agreement Is Signed Now What?

Once the seller has committed to list with an agent, it is the Realtor’s responsibility to put their marketing plan into motion. 
As you can imagine, with 54,000+ licensed agents in the Toronto Real Estate Board, and many of them new to the business, not all of them have a plan.  This is another reason to hire an experienced marketer and negotiator to list your property.
There are many more things that can be done now with the popularity of social media to market homes and work to get the highest price possible.  The marketing plan is one of the conversation points that will happen at the Seller Consultation.

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


Hi [FirstName],

I am once again amazed at the resilience of Toronto’s real estate market.  Slowly but surely it’s dragging itself up by the bootstraps and showing positive price appreciation once again.  I’ve seen this several times over the decades but the most dramatic was back in the fall of 2008 to the spring of 2009 when the mortgage meltdown in the US hit.  Our market dragged on for just about 6 months and then recovered nicely and I can see the same pattern happening now… just over a longer period of time.

With the advent of some slightly decent weather, May saw an increase in sales volume in almost every market across the GTA.  The average sale price for the month was the highest since May 2017 ($838,540) and showed the largest year-over-year appreciation of 2019 (3.6%).

Downtown condos also maintained a mid-single-digit appreciation rate over 2018.

The main factor in keeping our market solid is a moderate amount of listing inventory.  Investors are keeping their appreciating condo suites and house owners are finding it expensive to afford any kind of an upgrade to their homes with higher prices and closing costs.

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.  

For a specific house valuation, click on

To keep current on market activity changes and analysis during the month, go to Facebook and ‘Like’ my Toronto Real Estate Analysis page.

Watch the video or read my MAY 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. 


Is Our Market At A Turning-Point? [VIDEO]

In May we had big time sales compared to last year with 9,989 houses and condominiums changing hands in all the districts.  Although the second lowest number since 2013, these numbers are up 29% over 2018.
Condo townhouse and high-rise suites took a lower 32.9% share of the market with 3,285 units being sold.
The May average sale price for all GTA homes came in at $838,540 – up a very surprising 3.6% from one year ago.  This average is now down just 2.7% from the average market high back in May 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 May compared to historical numbers was lower by 4.3% compared to last year at this time but up 11% from April.
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 May, that ratio finished at 49.9% - about 13% above last year.  The GTA overall has moved slightly more into moderate seller market territory so buyers and sellers may need to adjust their pricing expectations if they want to make a move.
The days-on-market average for GTA / Toronto homes was 19 days, the same as April. 

Watch the video to get the complete May  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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