NEWS RELEASE 

 


GTA REALTORS® Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

 

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.

 

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price

 

May 1 - 14

 

2012

2011

 

Sales

Average Price

Sales

Average Price

 

City of Toronto ("416")

1,959

$572,159

1,763

$547,659

 

Rest of GTA ("905")

3,183

$483,443

2,725

$448,126

 

GTA

5,142

$517,242

4,488

$487,225

 

TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price  By Home Type

May 1 - 14, 2012

Sales

Average Price

416

905

Total

416

905

Total

Detached

691

1,832

2,523

835,522

576,845

647,692

Yr./Yr. % Change

6%

17%

14%

5%

8%

6%

Semi-Detached

225

343

568

595,962

401,779

478,700

Yr./Yr. % Change

2%

13%

8%

8%

12%

9%

Townhouse

238

590

828

465,499

359,475

389,951

Yr./Yr. % Change

17%

17%

17%

15%

5%

8%

Condo Apartment

784

326

1,110

370,224

291,673

347,154

Yr./Yr. % Change

18%

18%

18%

4%

9%

5%

 

 

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