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GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - October 2019 TREB Market Report

Friday, November 15, 2019   /   by Zifan Gao

GTA Real Estate Market At A Glance - October 2019 TREB Market Report

As the cold weather approaches, the market has started to slow down. The recently released TREB
October Market Watch Report shows that the year-over-year growth was lower for October than for September. However, compared to October last year, this past month still saw another double-digit increase in the number of sales. 

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From determining your buying or selling strategies, adjusting timelines, to setting up realistic expectations, and predicting investment outcomes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve summarized this month’s report into a bite-sized digest so that you can be better educated in Real Estate and the current market trends.

Home Sales increased by 14% year-over-year

For the 7th consecutive month, we’ve seen a double-digit increase in the number of sales. However, for the 3rd consecutive month, we’ve also seen a double-digit decrease in active listings. This trend has been escalating throughout the year and we’re seeing the market become increasingly tighter as demand continues to surpass supply. 

According to TREB’s President, Michael Collins, “a strong regional economy obviously fuels population growth. All of these new households need a place to live and many have the goal of purchasing a home. The problem is that the supply of available listings is actually dropping, resulting in tighter market conditions and accelerating price growth”.

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Average Price up to $852,142

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark, which measures the overall value of homes sold, was up by 5.8% on a year-over-year basis in October 2019. This is the strongest annual rate of growth we’ve seen since December 2017. 

The average selling price for all home types combined was up by 5.5%, with condo apartments up by 9.6%, followed by semi-detached homes, which were up by 4.2%. The great majority of sales were for properties between $500,000 and $799,999.


East Toronto increasingly more popular, 905 stronger than 416

The Toronto East region showed 3.17% more sales than Toronto West, perhaps due to the fact that properties in this area still go for a lower price than those in the West (3.14% cheaper). However, Central Toronto still boasts the majority of sales for the 416 region as well as the highest average price.

As far as GTA trends go, the 905 region shows the strongest sales growth, with a 17% increase in sales year-over-year (compared to the 9.47% growth year-over-year in the 416 region). However, prices in Toronto have increased 6.4% year-over-year, while the rest of the GTA saw an increase of only 5.27% year-over-year.

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We pride ourselves in being the most educated team in Real Estate. Whether you are looking to purchase your first home, move up, downsize, or invest in real estate, email claude@boirongroup.ca for a personalized action plan, informed by real market data.

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About This Event

If you are interested in Real Estate Investing, you probably know that buying a property at the right (low) price can make everything else easier - and increase your profits! 

But when do you find a good deal, and how do you determine if it is a good deal?

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Come to this Meetup to learn about how to look for the right property clues to make the right investing decision, how to approach potential leads, and how to crunch numbers to minimize risk and hassle.

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About the Speaker

Mario Gutierrez

- Fast GTA House Buyer

D. Gutierrez is a real estate investor striving to secure win-win deals around the GTA. I shine when home owners are looking for not just a great deal but also peace of mind.

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