While the Blue Jays post season run came to a halt last week Toronto’s real estate market is having a run of its own. Now that the election is over, and the world DIDN’T end, Sellers can go back to selling and Buyers can go back to buying…..and buying they did….in spades. Unless you count Halloween as a significant event, we should see a steady trading pace for the next few weeks.
Listings improved slightly in the freehold sector last week. While demand is still extremely high, the 3% increase in available listings caused a significant rise in multiple offers last week moving from a low of 36% two weeks ago to nearly 59% last week. The number of sales shot up 63% from 113 to 184 units in the downtown core. The hot district shifted back to the east core where over 70% of homes traded at or above the list price.
Listings in the resale condominium sector are down for the third week in a row. Inventory of condo listings has not been this low since February 20th, 2015 (with the exception of one week in late August). Sales on the other hand jumped by nearly fifty units since last week to 216. Sales at or above the list price now hovers at 24.1% with the $700k-$1.5m range in the central core being the hot spot last week by registering 6 out of 18 sales at or above the list price.