It’s May. It’s really May. We just can’t believe it is finally here. All those nights spent around the dinner table talking about the horrible, unbearably cold winter we had. Do you remember scraping all the ice from the windshield? How about climbing over snow drifts? And then presto! It’s over….at least until we all start complaining about the heat, the brownouts, and the funky tasting water.
Our adaptation of the old saying about spring showers bringing May flowers is… “Warm days bring listings for May”. Ok, we may not be poets but we are happy to report that new freehold listings are up again. The increase is widespread across the entire core of the city but most prevalent in the move-up markets in the central districts. Overall, the number of new listings is up just over 35%. Sales have remained identical to the week earlier both in terms of units sold (234) and number of sales at or above the asking price (68%).
The condo market is…well, pretty much the same as it was last week. We don’t get to say that very often. While listings are up about 9% from a week earlier, they are still off the peak of 786 units just a few weeks ago. Sales are stronger by 7% over the same period and suites selling at or above the asking price is down marginally (from 29.6 last week to 28.1). No wild fluctuations translates into continued strength in Toronto’s re-sale condo market. This week we note that the most active category was the $700k to $1.5M price point in the central core where 41% of condos traded at or above the list price.
Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake since 1928. We have four centrally located offices and over 230 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately report on the true temperature of the real estate market.