Market Insight for October 11
October marks a time of reflection and gratitude. This weekend for Thanksgiving we will gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy a delicious, bountiful feast and be thankful for family, good health, warm fall weather and thankful for being Realtors ®. Nobody gets to explore the city like we do. As the city learns to live a high-rise lifestyle, we Realtors ® can enjoy some of the city’s most stunning views and wander amongst some awe-inspiring homes in all neighbourhoods of the city. Sure, the year started off slowly with buyers being cautious and playing the wait-and-see-game, but recent stats from the Toronto Real Estate Board show all housing types are up year-over-year in the 416.
It is no surprise with the anticipation of the long weekend that listings were down slightly in the freehold sector. Sales were also down 17% week-over-week as the federal election draws to a close. While we feel the outcome of the election has little bearing on home values, there might be a wait and see attitude. The latest stats from TREB show that the average sale price for a freehold in the City of Toronto is $913,096 up 5.6% from a year ago.
In the condo market there was no change in new listings from the previous week. Sales did improve, up 11% from last week and the activity continues to be strong with 49% of condos selling at or above the list price. The average sale price for a condo in the 416 is now $636,817 up 3.4% from the same time last year.