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Toronto Condo Market Keeps Sizzling Through Winter

February 6, 2018- The Toronto Real Estate Board’s January 2018 statistics show that, although 416 detached home prices are down 12% from a year ago, the average 416 condo apartment sale price is up 15%. Still, due to the low inventory of homes on the market, many freehold properties are selling over asking. Let’s also keep in mind we started 2018 under freezing cold weather conditions, whereas 2017 began quite warm. With new borrowing rules and rising interest rates, (and the weather warming up), the time to list is NOW, while some buyers still have pre-approvals at lower rates under the old rules. Don’t wait for Spring. Read the full Toronto Real Estate Board Report here and for advice and personal real estate guidance, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel Division of Royal LePage RE Svcs., Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

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Government Intervention Balanced Toronto’s Hot Real Estate Market

January 7, 2018- Between the implementation of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan last Spring and recent OSFI lending rule changes, the Toronto Real Estate Market has become less of a seller’s market. Sale prices of detached homes in Central Toronto increased only .5% from December 2016 to December 2017. Condo apartment prices still increased 15% year over year. Condos of all sizes remain in strong demand. With the freezing temperatures, the Spring 2018 housing market may start slowly, but quality homes in demand neighbourhoods will continue to be attractive to smart home buyers. Read the TREB statistics in Market Watch, and for personal real estate assistance, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Royal LePage, J&D Division, Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto Condo Market Reaching New Heights

November 2, 2017- The October 2017 stats show that the average sale price of detached homes in Toronto is now $1,287,765- back to about the same level it was at a year ago. However, condo apartment prices have increased 20.9% in a year- to an average of $555,004. The demand for condos is increasing for several reasons- freehold house prices are not affordable for many, rentals are high priced and hard to find, and many home owners- young and old- are choosing to live experientially instead of maintaining a house. Read TREB’s Market Watch Report and contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division, Royal LePage RE Svcs. Ltd., Brokerage for personal real estate guidance. 416-489-2121

Yes: The Toronto Real Estate Market Is Still Strong

September 9, 2017- While it is true overall that much of the year over year value gains in real estate had diminished by this summer, condos and demand freehold properties in some neighbourhoods are still attracting multiple offers and over list prices. Like downtown condos, with year over year price increases of 24.4% west of Yonge (C01) and 18.7% east of Yonge (C08). Rising mortgage rates may spur waiting buyers to get back in the market. This Fall will be interesting. Read TREB’s Market Watch report and contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage R.E. Svcs. Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto Real Estate Prices Still Strong

Aug 6, 2017- Don’t let sensational headlines sway you- the Toronto real estate market may not have seen increases in the last few months, but hey- it is summer. And prices were increasing at a rapid rate. TREB’s Market Watch Report shows that year to date average sale prices of all home types have increased 17.3% from this time last year. Still a large gain. So if you are considering buying, don’t sit on the fence- with mortgage rates rising and lending rules tightening, buy now. Thinking of selling? Don’t wait. There is pent up demand for good properties and lending practices will make it more and more difficult for buyers to be able to borrow. Now is the time. Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage RE Services Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto Possibly Heading Towards A More Balanced Real Estate Market

May 5, 2017- The Toronto real estate market remains very active and sale prices are strong. However, new listings were up over 33% March 2017 compared with March 2016 and active listings were up 3% from a year ago. So, if inventory is increasing, we may be heading to a more balanced market, from the seller’s market Toronto has seen for what seems like forever. Time to sell if you were on the fence and time to buy before interest rates increase. Read TREB’s Market Watch Report here and visit TOrealestate.ca for personal real estate advice- Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Royal LePage RE Services, Ltd., J&D Division, Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto Real Estate Stats Highlight Heated Seller’s Market

April 5, 2017- And so it continues….With active listings down a further 35.2% from last year, sales up 17.7%, inventory gets tighter so frustrated buyers are paying high prices to obtain scarce properties in Toronto. The average sale price of properties of all types is up 33.2% this year to $1,661,780 for a detached property and $550,299 for a condo apartment. (416 area). Want strategies on how to snap up a place? Or how  to maximize the sale of your home? Read the full TREB Market Watch Report and connect with Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel, Royal LePage RE Svcs. Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121