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September 2020 Resale Market Statistics Released

The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board reported 11,083 sales – a new record for the month of September. This result was up by 42.3% compared to September 2019. Following a record third quarter, sales through the first nine months of 2020 were up by approximately 1% compared to the same period in 2019.

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Improving economic conditions and extremely low borrowing costs sustained record-level sales in September, as we continued to account for the substantial amount of pent-up demand that resulted from the spring downturn. Further improvements in the economy, including job growth, would support strong home sales moving forward. However, it will be important to monitor the trajectory of COVID-19 cases, the related government policy response, and the impact on jobs and consumer confidence.

Year-over-year sales growth in September continued to be driven by ground-oriented market segments, including detached and semi-detached houses and townhouses. Annual growth rates were also higher for sales reported in the GTA regions surrounding the City of Toronto.

The September 2020 MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark was up by 11.6% year-over-year. The average selling price for all home types combined in September was $960,772 – up by 14% year-over-year. Price growth was driven by the low-rise market segments. The relatively better supplied Toronto condo and loft apartment segment experienced a comparatively slower pace of price growth.

On a GTA-wide basis, market conditions tightened in September relative to last year, with sales increasing at a faster pace than new listings. With competition between buyers increasing noticeably, double-digit year-over-year price growth was commonplace throughout the region in September, resulting in the overall average selling price reaching a new record.

 

If you want to buy or sell a Toronto condo or loft, contact Casey Ragan at 416-486-5588 or by email at casey@remaxhallmark.com

Casey Ragan

“Toronto’s Condo Authority”

Toronto Condos and Lofts

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