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GTA Realtors(R) Release Mid-Month Resale Figures

Aug 16 2013 12:00AM

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TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/13 -- Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 3,359 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first two weeks of August 2013. This result represented a 22 per cent increase compared to 2,743 sales in August 2012. Sales were up on a year-over-year basis for all home types. Total new listings were up over the same period, but by a much lesser rate than sales.

"The strong annual sales growth experienced in July was sustained in the first two weeks of August. The fact that sales were up for all major home types in the City of Toronto and surrounding regions suggests that a wide range of buyers are active in the marketplace today - from first-time buyers through to existing home owners whose housing needs have changed," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

The average selling price during the first two weeks of August 2013 was $494,617 - up three per cent in comparison to the same period in 2012.

"Sales growth that is stronger than new listings growth is indicative of more competition between buyers. Against this backdrop, it makes sense that the average selling price continued to grow," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 1 - 14 2013 2012 ---------------------------------------------------- Average New Average New Sales Price Listings Sales Price ListingsCity of Toronto ("416") 1,164 $507,288 2,156 978 $503,559 1,954Rest of GTA ("905") 2,195 $487,897 3,623 1,765 $466,208 3,466GTA 3,359 $494,617 5,779 2,743 $479,525 5,420----------------------------------------------------------------------------Source: Toronto Real Estate Board TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price ByHome Type-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 1 - 14, 2013 Sales Average Price 416 905 Total 416 905 Total ------------------------------------------------------Detached 345 1,243 1,588 756,278 581,146 619,194 Yr./Yr. % Change 12.0% 27.1% 23.5% -2.2% 3.7% 1.3%Semi-Detached 100 246 346 576,055 409,728 457,799 Yr./Yr. % Change 17.6% 17.1% 17.3% 12.9% 3.8% 7.0%Townhouse 125 437 562 421,126 375,489 385,640 Yr./Yr. % Change 12.6% 29.3% 25.2% -3.7% 6.4% 3.2%Condo Apartment 585 216 801 368,058 282,231 344,913 Yr./Yr. % Change 25.5% 13.1% 21.9% 7.8% 1.3% 6.7%----------------------------------------------------------------------------Source: Toronto Real Estate Board



Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 37,000 TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada's largest real estate board.



Contacts:
Toronto Real Estate Board
Mary Gallagher
Senior Manager Public Affairs
(416) 443-8158
maryg@trebnet.com

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