TREB Market Watch - Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® Release May Mid Month Resale Housing Market Figures

May 22, 2012 - Updated: May 22, 2012

 

TORONTO, May 16, 2012 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 5,142 transactions through the TorontoMLS System during the first 14 days of May 2012.  This result was up by more than 14.5 per cent in comparison to the first 14 days of May 2011. The number of new listings continued to grow at a slower pace than sales – up 13 per cent year-over-year to 8,749.

 

“Annual growth in sales was experienced across the GTA for all major home types in the first half of May.  Sales growth was strongest for the condominium apartment segment.  While the condo market has generally been the best supplied market over the past year, we have continued to see enough demand to exert moderate upward pressure on average selling prices in this market segment,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

 

The average selling price for transactions in the first 14 days of May was $517,242 – up by six per cent compared to the same period in 2011.

 

“A shortage of listings in the low-rise segment of the market has resulted in a lot of competition between buyers and above average annual rates of price growth.  Tight market conditions are expected to remain in place for the balance of 2012,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

 

For the full report, please click below:

http://www.torontorealestateboard.com/market_news/release_market_updates/news2012/nr_market_watch_0412.htm

 

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