RealEstateSimon Tag

September was a decent month for real estate in Toronto. TREB reported 6,455 sales, up 1.9% over September 2017. I'd call that basically flat (i.e. stable). The average sale price hit $796,786, which was up 2.9% year-over-year. That basically the same as the inflation rate (the August...

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The summer months are usually relatively quiet in the Toronto real estate market. There are some obvious reasons for that - people change gears and shift their attention to fun activities, and lots of folks take every opportunity to get out of the city. That...

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For most of 2018 so far, it has appeared that the Toronto real estate market has been 'down'. All along, I've been saying that it only looks that way because of the crazy price spike that occurred in the first few months of 2017, and...

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Midland Park is a gorgeous neighbourhood of mid-century modern homes built in the late 50s-early 60s. Many existing trees were left intact, and the housing was designed and built to fit the landscape. Today, it's a quiet, leafy community of wide, winding streets, tall trees...

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The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 7,834 sales in May 2018, 22.2% fewer than May 2017. There were 19,022 new listings posted to the Board, 26.2% fewer than the same month last year. Despite fewer new listings, the total number of available listings increased by 13.2%,...

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TREB reported 7,792 sales last month, a drop in volume of 32.1% from April 2017. The average sale price was down 12.4%, but keep in mind that at this time last year the market was still showing the effects of that massive price spike. April 2017...

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Well, the TREB stats are out for March, and so are the breathless headlines! I was going to comment on a few of them, but the thought gave me a headache. ;) While sales volume fell significantly year-over-year (down about 40%), one has to remember that...

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Once again, there's a lot of noise and nonsense about the Toronto real estate market. Headlines with words like "plummet" and "slump" make it seem as though the market is in bad shape. It's not. Firstly, we typically compare a month (e.g. February) to the same...

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You may have heard that 'sales were down' in January, with the implication that that's a bad thing. As anyone actively involved in the Toronto real estate market knows, the market is not 'down' at all. In fact, it's crazy busy out there. The first thing...

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