MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2016 - Bosley Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage - Homes and houses for sale in Toronto including Cabbagetown, The Annex, Danforth Village, Lawrence Park and Riverdale


05 October 2016
Bosley Real Estate

We aren’t sure what is worse...the break-up of Brangelina or the federal government’s proposed new mortgage rules. Like other government initiatives we Canadians can be pretty forgiving, and it’s likely that after we have adapted to the changes things will return to normal. But the end of Brangelina? Well that’s going to leave a scar. Maybe a Blue Jay playoff run could dull the pain.

It could be just the anticipation of a long weekend but freehold listings were down by 25% last week. It is interesting to note that fewer listings did not dampen buyer’s spirits. Overall sales for the week shot up an extraordinary 53.7% from the previous period and as expected, supply and demand economics propelled 76.1% of sales at or above the list price, (the highest level since mid-May. Not surprisingly, houses priced in the $400-$700K range were in demand the most with 38 out of 40 homes sold over the asking price.

The condominium market performed similarly to the freehold market last week with a 15% reduction in new listings to 368 units throughout the core. Sales improved by 10.3% from the previous week, and the activity continues to be strong with 43.4% of condos selling at or above the list price. The east and west core shows the depth of the market’s demand with more sales (45 combined) than listings (32 combined). Overall, 86% of condos sold in the 416 are below $700k.

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Here Are The Top Five Trending Stories Of The Week:

Two Ontario real estate associations oppose foreign buyer tax in Toronto

Two Ontario real estate associations have voiced opposition to following in Vancouver's footsteps and implementing a tax on foreign homebuyers, saying that such a "knee-jerk reaction" could have negative implications for the economy.

Ontario Premier Wynne ‘concerned’ about rapidly rising housing prices

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is worried about Toronto’s skyrocketing housing prices – but says her government needs more information about what is driving the problem before deciding whether to bring in a foreign-buyer tax similar to British Columbia’s.

Be wary of buying illegally built homes

Tarion Warranty Corporation has warned Ontario’s builders and real-estate agents they can be charged and fined if involved in the sale of an unregistered and illegally built home.

Time for the Liberals to take initiative on Toronto’s housing market: Cohn

Oblivious to B.C.’s decisiveness on the overheated housing market in Vancouver, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Finance Minister Charles Sousa are sitting firmly on the fence when it comes to dealing with Toronto’s prices.

It takes money to produce a great city

The city is at an impasse, where we can either collectively increase expectations of what living in Toronto should feel like or ask residents to live with less.