MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING
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Listings in the freehold sector retracted significantly last week from 114 new listings two weeks ago to a mere 67 last week. Surprisingly, sales nearly doubled to 65 units over the same period. Less availability created a sharp rise in the number of homes selling at or over the list price (72%). Over the past few years we have not seen this level of activity until well into the spring market (usually April/May) before it falls, and remains below, the 70% point from around mid August.
The resale condo market is experiencing similarities to its freehold brother. New listings for the week are down nearly 50% to 189 across the 416 while sales have increased by nearly 30%. Tighter supply and more sales has constricted the market and now we are reporting a new record in terms of sales at or over the list price. While the percentage has been tracking higher all year our research indicates we are now hovering at 55%. Clearly we are in a seller's market for condos in Toronto.
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