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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 25 August 2015

A similar picture of the overall real estate market exists within the condominium sector. Although the number of new listings decreased by 4.6% last week, sales increased by 3.6% to 200 units, with 21% of those sales happening at or above the list price (up from 19% two weeks ago). Not surprisingly, there were fewer new listings in the central core’s entry level condo sector ($200k-$400K) yet it was that same sector that saw the biggest gain in sales.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 10 August 2015

The freehold market took a well needed rest last week. New listings backed off by 17% from the previous week and sales eased by nearly 65%. While that seems like a large percentage, it is in line with traditional summer markets and the long weekend hangover. Naturally the true gauge of the health of the freehold market lies in the fact that nearly 40% of all homes sold happened above the list price. While certainly off its peak, that number is considered strong given the natural and cyclical slowdown in the market.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 27 July 2015

There are two simple truths that we learned last week; Kanye West is NOT a Canadian and Toronto’s real estate market turned in another gold medal performance. Sure, things are slowing down a bit but that’s more a seasonal tendency. What catches our eye is the fact that while listings are way down in both the freehold and condo sectors, sales are only down a little.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 21 July 2015

The freehold sector had one of the single highest week over week changes with a noticeable 25.6% increase in new listings and a similarly grandiose 54.5% increase in sales last week. With that increase came slightly more demand as transactions at or above the list price edged up 2.5% from the previous week to stand at 54.5%. What stands out the most when we reviewed last week’s data was the amount of movement in the entry level home ($400k to $700k)

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 13 July 2015

Consider that over the last month sales of homes across the GTA increased by a whopping 18.4% over a year ago. This sets a new record for June. The average price jumped by 12.3% in the same period yet active listings are down by 13.1%. The trifecta of fewer list-ings, low interest rates and high demand are here for the foreseeable future.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 07 July 2015

In the condo sector listings have increased 8.9% since the week prior but have remained consistent over the last month at (767 listings in the downtown core). Sales are also down by a marginal 4.9% which only represents about 10 sales over the week. It is worth reporting that the key indicator of the condo market health has to be the percentage of suites selling at or above the list price. Last week that percentage was at a very encouraging 24.5% level.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 30 June 2015

After hitting nearly 500 new freehold listings in early May, things have slowed down as we enter the traditional Summer market. Last week we dropped to just over 300 new listings. I t seems that buyers are s t i l l out in full force however as sales increased by 5% last week. We found i t interesting that sales at or above the list price tapered down to 53.8%, one of the lowest numbers this year. We expect that sales may under-perform during the month of July thanks to the Pan Am Games but demand will not slow down. This should make the fall market exceptionally busy.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 24 June 2015

It’s funny how everyone seems to complain about the lack of listings. The truth of the matter is that last year at this time there were nearly half as many freehold listings available on the market. Sales continue to be strong year over year although comparatively the percentage of sales to listings last week was 51.7% vs 72.1% for the same week last year. The numbers indicate that demand may have slipped until you also consider the fact that both weeks recorded the same percentage of deals happening at or above the list price (59%).

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 09 June 2015

The freehold market has reversed its month long trend by recording nearly 11% fewer listings last week. Sales followed suit registering almost 15% fewer transactions and the percentage of homes selling at or above the list price was a more reasonable 67.7% compared to 72% a month ago. Clearly the effect of less product is not causing increased bidding wars. Sales of freehold homes continues to be robust but there is less urgency in the market.

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  • Bosley Real Estate
  • 05 June 2015

Pre-emptive offers, commonly known as “bully offers” are rampant in Toronto’s bustling real estate market. For the forseeable future we don’t expect this trend to decline. All the more reason to know how and when to deploy this buying tactic because it is not for the faint of heart. The truth is that we are hearing more about bully offers for one main reason...demand continues to grow while supply seems to be slipping. Overall, we feel that tight market conditions for all home types will continue throughout the year.

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