February 2018 Condo Stats in Etobicoke


 

FEBRUARY 2018 Condo Status in Etobicoke

Home Type

Sales

Average Price

New Listings

Active Listings

Average DOM

W6 - East Etobicoke Creek, West Humber River, & South Q.E.W to Lake

Condo Townhouse

4

$738,375

9

9

26

Condo Apt

68

$512,551

92

111

24

W7 - East Etobicoke Creek, West Humber River, North QEW to Bloor

Condo Townhouse

0

$0

2

2

0

Condo Apt

2

$545,000

3

4

14

W8 - East Etobicoke Creek, West Humber River, North Bloor to Eglinton

Condo Apt

70

$523,709

84

69

16

Att/Row/Twnhouse

1

$720,000

5

4

67


Seller's Market Conditions Continue in Q4 2017


January 22, 2018 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,773 condominium apartment sales through TREB's MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2017. This result was down by 15.4 per cent compared to the last three months of 2016.

 

Over the same period, new condominium apartment listings were up by 9.8 per cent to 8,186. While sales were down relative to listings, market conditions still remained tight, with a sales-to-new listings ratio of 70 per cent.

 

"Demand for condominium apartments remained strong relative to listings in the fourth quarter. Even with the uptick in listings, which was certainly welcome, there was enough competition between buyers to prompt double-digit annual rates of price growth. This points to the fact that we still do have a supply problem in the GTA that needs to be addressed to ensure the long term sustainability of the marketplace," said Mr. Syrianos.

 

The average selling price for condominium apartments was up by 17.9 per cent yearover- year in the fourth quarter to $515,816. While this annual rate of growth was down from earlier in 2017, the condominium apartment segment was still the leader in terms of price growth in the second half of the year.

 

"Seller's market conditions remained in place for the condominium apartment market segment in the fourth quarter. Based on price point, this housing type remains top of mind for many first-time buyers. In addition, as home prices have grown year-overyear some buyers who initially may have considered the purchase of a low-rise home have chosen to purchase a condo apartment as well," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.


Condo Market Conditions Remain Tight in Q3 2017


October 23, 2017 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos reported continued average price growth on a year-over-year basis for condominium apartments listed and sold through TREB's MLS® System by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS®. The average selling price was $510,206 in Q3 2017 – up by 22.7 per cent compared to the average of $415,894 reported in Q3 2016.

 

"The condominium apartment market segment has exhibited the strongest average rates of price growth since the spring, relative to other major market segments. Competition between buyers remains strong, as listings remain below last year's very constrained levels. Over the past few months, TREB has participated in discussions at various levels of government pointed at developing solutions for the housing supply issue in the GTA. As these discussions continue, it will be important to remember that the condominium apartment market is not immune to a listings shortage," said Mr. Syrianos.

 

"TREB will also be paying close attention to the potential impacts of the new OSFI Guideline B- 20 concerning new mortgage rules and underwriting standards, and the possibility of a vacancy tax in the City of Toronto. We will be asking consumers about their opinion on these initiatives, from the prospective of buying and selling intentions, during our fall polling cycle," continued Mr. Syrianos.

 

There were 5,684 condominium apartment sales reported through TREB's MLS® System in the third quarter of 2017. This result was down from 7,991 sales reported during the same period in 2016.

 

New condominium apartment listings were also down on a year-over-year basis by 10 per cent to 9,845 in Q3 2017 compared to 10,967 in Q2 2016.

 

"Condominium apartments will likely account for a greater share of home sales as we move forward. Consumer polling undertaken for TREB by Ipsos in the spring pointed to increased buying intentions for condominium apartments. With this in mind, it is not surprising that we have continued to see robust price growth, as demand has remained strong relative to available listings," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.


Average Condo Price Up Year-Over-Year in Q2 '17


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, July 24, 2017 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced the release of TREB’s Q2 2017 Condo Market Report. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,223 condominium apartment sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System between April and the end of June. This result was down by eight per cent compared to 8,942 sales reported in Q2 2016.

 

New listings of condominium apartments were up slightly on a year-over-year basis by 0.7 per cent to 13,682. “Despite the recent dip in overall GTA home sales, the condominium apartment market was quite resilient, especially when compared to low-rise market segments. Condo apartment sales accounted for a greater share of overall transactions during the spring compared to the same period last year. Market conditions also remained tight, which resulted in the continuation of strong annual rates of price growth,” said Mr. Syrianos.

 

The average selling price for condominium apartments increased by 28.1 per cent compared to Q2 2016. The average selling price for the TREB market area as a whole was $532,032, with the average price in the City of Toronto higher, at $566,513.

“Recent consumer survey results from Ipsos suggest that condominium apartments will continue to gain in popularity with home buyers over the next year. This makes sense, given that many households, especially first-time buyers looking to live in the City of Toronto, have turned their attention in increasing numbers to less expensive forms of ownership housing,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


Condo Market Conditions Tightened Further in Q1


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, April 25, 2017 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a double-digit annual increase in condominium apartment sales in the first quarter of 2017. A total of 7,251 condominium apartments changed hands through TREB’s MLS® System during the first three months of 2017 – up 21.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

 

Over the same period of time, the number of new condominium apartment listings entered into the MLS® System was down by 18.8 per cent to 9,036 compared to 11,123 new listings a year earlier.

 

“Condominium apartments have historically been the housing type of choice for many first-time buyers due to the relatively lower price point compared to ground- oriented housing options. Given that more than half of intending home buyers are expected to be first-time buyers in 2017, according to a recent Ipsos poll conducted for TREB, it makes sense that demand for this housing type has remained strong,” said Mr. Cerqua.

 

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the first quarter of 2017 was $489,551 – up 24.3 per cent compared to an average of $393,858 for the first quarter of 2016. The average price was highest in the City of Toronto, at $521,842, representing a year-over-year increase of 24.3 per cent.

 

“Market conditions became much tighter in the condominium apartment segment over the past year, with sales accounting for a greater share of listings. As competition between buyers increased further, the pace of price growth accelerated,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


Strong Condo Sales & Price Growth in Q4 2016


 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 26, 2017 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that condominium apartment sales reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® in the fourth quarter of 2016 were up by 22.3 per cent year- over-year to 6,831. Over the same period of time, new listings were down by 13.4 per cent.

 

With a double-digit annual increase in sales and a double-digit annual decline in new listings, condo market conditions tightened substantially over the past year.

 

“Gone are the days when we were concerned about a potential glut in inventory in the condominium apartment market. The supply concerns that have been top-of- mind for ground-oriented home types are also now a reality for the condo market segment. Regardless of the price measure considered, heightened competition between condo buyers has resulted in double-digit price inflation,” said Mr. Cerqua.

 

At the end of the fourth quarter, the MLS® Home Price Index apartment benchmark price was up by 15.2 per cent. The average condominium apartment selling price for the fourth quarter was up by 14.5 per cent to $437,281.

 

“First-time buyers represent an important component of home ownership demand. Many households looking to purchase their first home will consider a condominium apartment. Interest in this market segment has continued to grow as prices for low- rise home types have increased on a sustained basis,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.


Condo Sales & Average Price Up in Q3 2016


 

TORONTO, October 24, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that condominium apartment sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System in the third quarter of 2016 were up by 22.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis to 8,014. Over the same period, new listings for condominium apartments were down by 13.3 per cent.

 

“While the low-rise market has been top-of-mind in the supply discussion, it is very important to note that supply pressures have also been experienced in the condominium apartment market segment over the past year. The completion of new units was down substantially during the first three quarters of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. This arguably played a role in the decline in new condominium apartment listings on TREB’s MLS® System,” said Mr. Cerqua.

 

The average price of a condominium apartment in the Q3 2016 was $415,643 – up 9.6 per cent compared to Q3 2015. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) apartment benchmark price was up by a similar amount on an annual basis throughout the third quarter.

 

“The annual rate of condominium apartment price growth has accelerated over the past year as the supply of units available for sale became more constrained while demand remained strong. With this said, however, annual rates of price growth remain well-below those for low-rise home types. Condo apartments continue to be an affordable entry point into home ownership for first-time buyers,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


Condo Market Conditions Tighten in Q2 2016

 

TORONTO, July 21, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced another very strong quarter for condominium apartment sales in Q2 2016. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,965 condo apartment sales between the beginning of April and end of June. This result represented an increase of 17.4 per cent in comparison to the same period in 2015.

 

“TREB REALTOR® Members are involved in all aspects of the condominium apartment market in the Greater Toronto Area, from working with buyers at the pre-construction stage of development through to the resale or rental of existing units. While we have certainly seen a lot of condo construction over the last few years, project completions have not resulted in a glut of inventory. Over the past year, we have actually experienced tighter market conditions and accelerating annual rates of price growth,” said Mr. Cerqua.

 

The average selling price of a condominium apartment in Q2 2016 was $415,326 – up 7.1 per cent compared to Q2 2015. The MLS® Home Price Index apartment benchmark price was up by a similar 7.9 per cent at the end of June.

 

“Similar to the low-rise market segments, we have seen growth in condo sales outstrip growth in condo listings this year. Seller’s market conditions exist for condominium apartments in many parts of the GTA including Toronto’s downtown core. This is why we are seeing average price growth well-above the rate of inflation,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


Strong Condo Sales and Price Growth in Q1 2016


TORONTO, April 22, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,974 condominium apartment sales through TREB’s MLS® System during the first quarter of 2016 – an increase of 21.2 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015. Approximately 70 per cent (4,131 sales) of first quarter 2016 transactions occurred in the City of Toronto.

The same annual rate of growth was not experienced for new listings. There were 11,112 new condominium apartment listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System in the first quarter – down 1.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2015.

“It is clear that the demand for condominium apartments more than kept up with the supply of listings in the first quarter of this year. This housing type is an important entry point into home ownership for a lot of GTA households, particularly in the City of Toronto. Recent polling undertaken for TREB by Ipsos suggested that approximately half of home purchases made in the GTA this year would be accounted for by first-time buyers,” said Mr. McLean.

The average condominium apartment selling price was $393,589 in the first quarter – up 8.1 per cent compared to Q1 2015. Similarly, the MLS® Home Price Index benchmark price for apartments was up by 7.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis at the end of March.

“While the condominium apartment market segment remains the best supplied in the GTA, market conditions have tightened considerably since the first quarter of 2015. Not surprisingly, the pace of year-over-year price growth has accelerated over the same period of time,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


Condo Market Tightened in Q4 - 2015


 

TORONTO, January 27, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,595 condominium apartment sales through TREB’s MLS® System during the fourth quarter of 2015. This result was up by 12.6 per cent compared to the same period in 2014. 

 

Over the same period of time, the number of new condominium apartment listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System was also up, but by a substantially lower annual rate compared to sales, at 3.3 per cent. The result was tighter market conditions compared to a year earlier. 

 

“The condominium apartment segment is integral to the overall housing market in the Greater Toronto Area. Over the past decade, the trend has been to increasingly build up due to provincial land use policies. As new projects have completed, a number of investor-held units have been listed for sale on TREB’s MLS® System. These units have been absorbed quite rapidly, with enough demand relative to supply to prompt continued price growth,” said Mr. McLean. 

 

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the fourth quarter was up by 4.1 per cent year over year to $382,070. Throughout the fourth quarter, the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Apartment Benchmark Price was up by between four and six per cent on an annual basis. 

 

“First-time buyers account for approximately half of all buyers in the GTA and even more so in the City of Toronto. Condominium apartments represent an important entry point into home ownership for a lot of households. This is a key reason why we experienced continued growth in sales for this home type over the past year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis. 


GREATER TORONTO REALTORS® REPORT Q1 CONDOMINIUM MARKET STATISTICS


TORONTO, April 15, 2014 Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that "home buyers remained confident in purchasing condominium apartments during the first three months of 2014.  This included first-time buyers and    seasoned home owners looking to change their housing situation. Despite the condo market segment being well-supplied, strong sales growth translated into a robust increase in the average selling price.”

    
Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,454 condominium apartments sold through the TorontoMLS system in Q1 2014 up nine per  cent compared to 4,085 sales reported in Q1 2013. The average selling price for Q1 2014 transactions was up    by 5.6 per  cent year-over-year to $351,213.    

The City of Toronto accounted for 70 per cent of all condo apartment transactions, with 3,121 sales reported.  The average selling price in the City was $376,226.    

The supply of condo apartments listed for sale also edged up in the first three months of 2014. New listings reported during the quarter were up by 3.1 per cent year-over-year. Active listings at the end of the quarter were up by 1.8 per cent.    

“The number of new condominium apartment completions was up substantially in 2014. Because of this, we could see stronger growth in listings in the second half of 2014 as some investors choose to list their units for sale.  If this occurs, buyers would benefit from more choice in the marketplace and thus could have more negotiating power with regard to price,”  said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.    
 

 


Strong Q4 Condo Apartment Sales and Price Growth

January 22, 2014 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported the sale of 4,586 condominium apartments through the TorontoMLS system in the fourth quarter of 2013. This result was up by 21 per cent in comparison to Q4 2012 when 3,789 condominium apartments changed hands. Both new listings of this home type during the quarter and active listings at the end of the quarter were down on a year-over-year basis.

“This time last year many were predicting that the condo apartment market would experience a downturn, both in terms of sales and selling prices. While there was a temporary lull in sales and price growth in the first half of 2013, we saw an about face in the second half of the year, as buyers realized home ownership remained affordable. As the demand for condos rebounded, competition between buyers increased and the pace of price growth accelerated," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the fourth quarter was $353,665 – up 6.5 per cent compared to Q4 2012. In the City of Toronto, where condo apartments account for approximately half of sales, the average selling price was up by 8.3 per cent to $381,008.

"If market conditions in 2014 remain similar to what we experienced in the last six months of 2013, we will continue to experience year-over-year average price growth for condominium apartments above the rate of inflation. However, there was an increase in condo completions last year. The degree to which investors list their newly completed units for sale and the degree to which these units are absorbed will play a large role in dictating the pace of price growth," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Average Condo Price Up Moderately in Q2 2013


TORONTO, July 16, 2013 — Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,984 condominium apartment transactions through the TorontoMLS system in the second quarter of 2013. This result was down by approximately six per cent in comparison to the second quarter of 2012. The number of active listings at the end of the second quarter was up year-over-year by less than 2.5 per cent, while new listings were down by slightly more than four per cent.

"The GTA condominium apartment market has been the subject of much discussion recently, due in large part to the number of new units completed over the past two years and the number of units that remain under construction. With this in mind, it is important to point out that the condo market has fared quite well. Even with sales down and the number of active listings up, the average selling price has found support at current levels," said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Dianne Usher.

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the second quarter was $347,896 – up by 1.7 per cent compared to the average of $342,148 in the second quarter of 2012. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) apartment benchmark price was also up by approximately one per cent over the same period.

"While active listings were up year-over-year in the second quarter, it is interesting to note that new listings were down over the same period. If the number of new listings continues to drop in the second half of 2013 and the sales situation improves, we could see the pace of condo price growth accelerate as market conditions tighten," said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Condo Market Remains Well Supplied in Q1


TORONTO, April 16, 2013 — Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,133 condominium apartment sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first quarter of 2013. This result was down by approximately 17 per cent in comparison to the first quarter of 2012.

New listings of condominium apartments were also down on a year-over-basis in the first quarter, but by a lesser annual rate of five per cent.

“Buyers benefitted from a substantial amount of choice in the condo market in the first quarter, especially in comparison to low-rise home types. This being said, the fact that new condo listings were down in the first quarter suggests that the market may become tighter moving forward. This will also depend on the timing and scale of future condo apartment completions,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Ann Hannah.

The average price for first quarter condominium apartment sales was $332,846 – down by 0.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2012.

“With months of inventory high from a historic perspective, it makes sense that the average selling price for condos edged lower over the past two quarters. However, March results were much more positive compared to the first quarter as a whole, with the average condo selling price up by two per cent annually for the GTA,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Condo Market Well Supplied in the Fourth Quarter TORONTO, January 11, 2013


Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,830 condominium apartment sales through the TorontoMLS system during the fourth quarter of 2012. This number represented a decline of 23 per cent compared to 5,005 sales during the same time period in 2011.

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the fourth quarter was $332,410 – down by one per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

“The condominium apartment market was the best supplied market segment in 2012. Strong condo apartment completions in 2011 and the first few months of 2012 resulted in a substantial number of new listings on the TorontoMLS system last year. With more units for buyers to choose from, the annual rate of price growth moderated,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

In the condominium apartment rental market, transactions rose by almost 13 per cent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, while the number of units listed for rent increased by over 17 per cent. Average rents were up on a year-over-year basis for one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

“While some first-time buyers put their decision to purchase on hold in the fourth quarter, many of these people chose to rent a condominium apartment instead. Similar to the ownership market, strong new condo completions prompted a considerable increase in the number of investor-held units offered for rent. However, there was still enough competition between renters to prompt upward pressure on average rents,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Increased Choice Results in Flat Condo Prices in Q3

October 16, 2012-- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,541 condominium apartment sales through the TorontoMLS system in the third quarter of 2012. This result represented a 20.5 per cent decline in transactions compared to the third quarter of 2011. Over the same period, the number of new listings was up by more than 6.5 per cent to 11,456.

“The condominium apartment market was the best supplied market segment in the third quarter of this year. Strong condominium apartment completions in 2011 and the beginning of 2012 resulted in many investor-held units listed for sale. At the same time, sales dropped off relative to last year as some buyers moved to the sidelines as stricter mortgage lending guidelines resulted in increased costs of home ownership,” said Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Ann Hannah.

The average selling price for condominium apartments in the third quarter, at $334,204, was flat in comparison to the same period last year.

“With more listings to choose from and fewer sales, condo buyers have not been as aggressive with regard to offers, and sellers have had to price their units competitively. The result was little upward pressure on the average selling price compared to last year. Given the supply of listings currently in the market place, the average rate of price growth for condo apartments should continue to lag price growth for low-rise home types over the next year,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis

 

Complete Report - Increased Choice Results in Flat Condo Prices in Q3


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