Holly Garby Penney

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 28TH, 2016

03 November 2016
Holly Garby Penney

Tight supply in the freehold market has been the ongoing story for the last few years. Consider that we have 63% fewer listings than the same period last year yet only 15% fewer sales. The net result is more sales happening above the list price (66.5% in 2016 compared to 55% in 2015). We will certainly witness a decline in resale listings over the next 2 months as we cruise into the winter season but it remains unclear if sales will drop in a corresponding fashion. The east core was the hot spot last week as 84% of all homes sold above the list price compared to 62% in the west core and 58% in the central core.


MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 21ST, 2016

27 October 2016
Holly Garby Penney

Clearly, homeowners aren’t terribly concerned about the market these days. Yes, listings went up last week by 26.5% and while sales remained consistent with the previous week, activity was much stronger as nearly 78% of homes sold at or above the list price. That is the highest level of activity since the Spring market of 2016. Still, the sweet spot for downtown Toronto remains as single-family homes in the $700k-$1.5M range. The notable slow spot last week was the ultra, high-end home ($3+m) that only recorded 8 sales last week compared to 18 the previous week.