Market Update For The Week Ending November 21st - Bosley Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage - Homes and houses for sale in Toronto including Cabbagetown, The Annex, Danforth Village, Lawrence Park and Riverdale

Market Update For The Week Ending November 21st

25 November 2014
Bosley Real Estate

Things we are putting on our Christmas list….Warmer shoes, a better shovel and more listings. It comes as no surprise that on the eve of the holiday season Toronto got its first dusting of snow which not only signals the traditional listing slowdown, but throws us even harder into traffic chaos. Well, at least we aren’t in Buffalo.

So what’s cooking in the freehold sector? Well, listings are down by 16% over the previous month and sales are down by as much as 67%. Our agents report that open house traffic has remained relatively strong over the last few weeks but its’ obvious that the snow really takes the wind out of buyer’s sails. “Days on market”, one of the key indicators of our market, have been getting longer but still over 45% of sales happened at or above the list price.

The condominium market has seen only a minor drop in new listings (8.3%) yet witnessed nearly half as many sales as a month ago. While sales in the east and west have held their ground the bulk of that decline has occurred in the central core. Even with such a large decline in sales we are encouraged to report that 20% of condo sales this week have been in multiple offer scenarios. It is interesting to point out that condo sales above $1.5M were negligible this week but this price segment has close ties to the freehold sector so we believe that sales will improve as overall freehold market gathers steam in the new year.

Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake since 1928. We have four centrally located offices and over 220 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately report on the true temperature of the real estate market.

Here Are The Top Five Trending Stories Of The Week:                        

No Letup Seen In Canadian and Toronto Housing MarketsNo Letup Seen In Canadian And Toronto Housing Markets

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Too Many Condos? Too Few CondosToo Many Condos? Maybe Too Few Condos, Thanks To Immigrants, CIBC Says

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Real Estate Investing Comes Of AgeReal Estate Investing Comes Of Age

Real estate may not exactly be the Rodney Dangerfield of equities, but it hasn’t always been accorded the respect it deserves, despite being one of the fastest-growing segments on global stock markets in the past 15 years. That, however, could be about to change now that two of the world’s biggest index firms have anointed real estate as a sector all of its own.

Experts Cautiously Optimistic For Housing Sector In 2015Experts Cautiously Optimistic For Housing Sector In 2015

Expect rising land costs to keep driving shift from new houses to new condos. 

Canada's Housing MarketCanada's Housing Market A '3-City Show' As Sales Score Best October Since 2009

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