TREB Releases Monthly Market Figures

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,175 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2018. This result was down 34.9 percent compared to the record 7,955 sales reported in February 2017.

The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System totaled 10,520, a 7.3 per cent increase compared to the 9,801 new listings entered in February 2017. However, the level of new listings remained below the average for the month of February for the previous 10 years.

“When TREB released its Outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically high sales count reported in the winter and early spring of 2017. Prospective home buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, and some have also had to reevaluate their plans due to the new OFSI-mandated mortgage stress test guidelines and generally higher borrowing costs,” said Mr. Syrianos.

The MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 3.2 per cent on a year-over-year basis for the TREB market area as a whole. This growth was driven by the apartment and townhouse market segments, with annual benchmark price increases of 18.8 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively. Single-family detached and attached benchmark prices were down slightly compared to February 2017.  The overall average selling price for February sales was down 12.4% year-over-year to $767,818. However, putting aside the price spike reported in the first quarter of 2017, it is important to note that February’s average price remained 12 per cent higher than the average reported for February 2016, which represents an annualized increase well above the rate of inflation for the past two years.

“As we move further into the spring and summer months, growth in sales and selling prices is expected to pick up relative to last year.  Expect stronger price growth to continue in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium apartment segments.  This being said, listings supply will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the GTA, which, over the long-term, could further hamper affordability,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

In recent submissions to the City of Toronto and other levels of government, TREB has argued that housing affordability must continue to be a priority.

“It is encouraging that the City did not include demand-oriented tax policies in its Budget,” said Mr. Syrianos. “TREB believes that all levels of government need to collaboratively develop solutions to increase the supply of housing, especially the ‘missing middle’.  This was noted in our 2018 Market Year in Review and Outlook Report, which calls for more ‘gentle density’, including housing types like semi-detached houses, townhouses, multiplexes and apartments.”

 

Summary of TREB MLS®  Sales and Average Price - February 1 - 28, 2018

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

 

City of Toronto ("416")

2,013

806,494

3,386

2,889

859,210

3,576

 

Rest of GTA ("905")

3,162

743,196

7,134

5,066

886,145

6,225

 

GTA

5,175

767,818

10,520

7,955

876,363

9,801

 

TREB MLS® Sales & Average Price By Home Type - February 1 - 28, 2018

 

Sales

Average Price

 

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

             

Detached

524

1,645

2,169

1,282,240

911,065

1,000,736

Yr./Yr. % Change

-33.6%

-43.3%

-41.2%

-18.6%

-17.8%

-17.2%

Semi-Detached

146

308

454

985,902

648,338

756,894

Yr./Yr. % Change

-26.3%

-29.8%

-28.7%

-9.0%

-9.1%

-8.6%

Townhouse

183

664

847

776,642

600,671

638,691

Yr./Yr. % Change

-28.2%

-26.4%

-26.8%

15.5%

-8.1%

-2.9%

Condo Apartment

1,142

489

1,631

570,275

435,216

529,782

Yr./Yr. % Change

-29.9%

-32.8%

-30.8%

10.7%

7.6%

10.1%

February 2018 Year-Over-Year Per Cent Change in the MLS® HPI

 

 

Composite (All Types)

Single-Family Detached

Single-Family Attached

Townhouse

Apartment

 

TREB Total

3.21%

-2.06%

-0.75%

7.46%

18.82%

 

Halton Region

1.58%

-0.15%

0.19%

6.09%

8.51%

 

Peel Region

2.34%

-0.76%

0.04%

4.66%

14.89%

 

City of Toronto

9.54%

-1.51%

2.36%

13.08%

20.91%

 

York Region

-4.70%

-7.40%

-7.19%

4.56%

17.36%

 

Durham Region

2.89%

2.26%

2.44%

3.78%

17.15%

 

Orangeville

11.45%

11.30%

10.00%

-

-

 

South Simcoe County¹

-3.80%

-4.62%

1.87%

-

-

 

¹South Simcoe includes Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil and New Tecumseth

 

Annual Summary of TREB MLS® Sales and Average Price Year-to-Date

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

 

City of Toronto ("416")

3,525

789,640

6,156

4,778

806,901

6,455

 

Rest of GTA ("905")

5,653

731,366

12,933

8,332

849,369

10,660

 

GTA

9,178

753,747

19,089

13,110

833,892

17,115

 

Annual TREB MLS® Sales & Average Price  By Home Type Year-to-Date

 

 

Sales

Average Price

 

 

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

 

Detached

900

2,922

3,822

1,282,967

895,200

986,511

 

Yr./Yr. % Change

-27.9%

-37.6%

-35.5%

-13.8%

-16.1%

-14.6%

 

Semi-Detached

240

574

814

966,601

643,848

739,009

 

Yr./Yr. % Change

-23.8%

-22.5%

-22.9%

-4.9%

-7.0%

-6.3%

 

Townhouse

319

1,201

1,520

747,897

595,202

627,248

 

Yr./Yr. % Change

-26.5%

-19.7%

-21.2%

12.2%

-6.2%

-2.2%

 

Condo Apartment

2,038

864

2,902

558,656

429,496

520,202

 

Yr./Yr. % Change

-25.9%

-30.3%

-27.2%

12.3%

9.0%

11.8%

 

Source: TREB



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