Corinne McCabe ABR, Broker

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Are we all tired of reading and listening to what the media has to say about the housing market in Toronto? There wasn't a week that went by that some so called expert didn't write their views about the market. For sure market conditions have changed and we are all adjusting, so why don't they give it a rest. The last major housing correction followed a global economic crisis in 2008. The conditions aren't there this time for a major market meltdown. The Toronto market still needs time to absorb how the buyers and sellers are going to react to the policy changes.

 

The Toronto Real Estate Board's midmonth numbers for July show sales down 39.3% year over year in the first half of July. With sales down and new listings slightly up {6.5%) the market was better supplied compared to last year. This gave us a more moderate 7.4% annual growth rate for the average selling price, which is $776,036 for the City of Toronto.

 

Despite the recent dip in GTA home sales the condo market is continuing to gain popularity with home buyers. First time buyers who want to live in the city have turned their attention in increasing numbers to less expensive forms of housing. The average selling price for condominium apartments increased 28.1% compared to 2016. The average price for a condo in the City of Toronto is $566,513, compared to $442,834 in 2016.

 

House prices go up, house prices go down. Whatever happens the rest of the year, Toronto housing is probably a safe bet. Toronto is a very attractive destination!

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