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A FULL RECOVERY AND NEW MILESTONES FOR TORONTO’S CONDO MARKET IN Q2

TORONTO – July 25, 2014:  Urbanation Inc., the leading source of information and analysis on the Toronto condominium market since 1981, released its Q2-2014 market results today.

A total of 5,992 new condominium apartments were sold in the Toronto CMA during Q2-2014, representing the third highest volume of activity for a second quarter behind 2011 and 2007 and a 56% year-over-year increase from a post-recession low in 2013. The 12-month total for new condo sales reached 18,463 — directly in line with the 10-year annual average.

Price growth remained consistent with recent quarters, coming in at 2.8% annually to an average index price level of $554 psf in Q2. Pricing for unsold units continued to hold steady, growing by less than one percent to an average of $570 psf.

“The new condo market has performed well above expectations in the first half of the year, reflecting a sharp rebound in buyer confidence, a number of highly attractive new openings and a variety of incentives for existing inventory” said Shaun Hildebrand, Urbanation’s Senior Vice President.

“While sales have heated up, prices have remained in check due to competitive supply pressures and an absence of short-term speculation on the part of buyers” added Hildebrand.

The industry reached a new milestone during the second quarter by surpassing the 100,000 unit mark for projects in active development. Out of the 105,027 units in the pre-construction, under construction and occupancy phases, 18,744 units were unsold — above historical averages but down 3% from a year earlier. The share of total units sold reached a 10-year high of 82%.

Resale condominium apartment sales hit a record high of 5,238 units in Q2-2014, up 12% from a year ago. Listings also reached a new high of 11,246 listings, growing by a slightly slower pace than sales at 10%. As a result, resale market conditions tightened with the sales-to-listings ratio rising to 47% — just below the 50% boundary between a balanced and sellers’ market. Prices for resale condos grew by 3.4% year-over-year to an average of $427 psf, also a record high.

Source: urbanation Inc.

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New Toronto condo sales decline in Q3 2012 due to lack of new launches

There were 3,317 new condominium apartment sales in Toronto in Q3 2012 according to the new Urbanationmarket overview released today.

This represents a 30 per cent decrease from the second quarter figure.

“With slowing sales and a record level of unsold inventory in the market in the second quarter, condominium developers reacted quickly by delaying their project launches, especially in the ‘416’ area,” explained Ben Myers, Urbanation’s Executive Vice President, in a press release.

“Just five projects launched in Toronto in Q3-2012, as developers choose to review their pricing assumptions and unit mix.”

The report also noted the average price of an unsold unit in the Toronto CMA  is sitting at $573 per square foot, an increase of 2 per cent year-over-year. In Toronto proper, the price was $670 per square foot, up from $668 a year ago.

The low number of new launches led to a decrease in unsold inventory in the Toronto CMA from a record high 18,123 in Q2 2012 to 17,182 in Q3.

How will the Toronto market fare in Q4? We’ll have to wait until the new year to find out the official numbers.

Source: Urbanation
 

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Condo Prices Grow at Moderate Pace in Q2

Condo Prices Grow at Moderate Pace in Q2

July 18, 2012Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 6,435 condominium apartment transactions during the second quarter of 2012 – down by 2.6 per cent compared to 6,609 transactions reported in the second quarter of 2011. New listings for condominium apartments were up substantially on a year-over-year basis, climbing by 19 per cent in comparison to 2011.

“The condominium apartment market has been the best-supplied market segment in the GTA this year. Many condominium projects have completed over the past year and this has resulted in a substantial increase in listings and ultimately more choice for buyers,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Ann Hannah. “The greater degree of choice in the condo market translated into a moderate rate of price growth compared to what was experienced in the low-rise market segment.”

The average price for second quarter condominium apartment sales was $342,212, representing a 3.2 per cent increase over the same period in 2011.

“Sellers seemed to be well-aware of condo market conditions in the second quarter. On average, units were priced in line with buyer expectations, with apartments selling for 98 per cent of the asking price in less than a month’s time,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. 6,435 6,609 Second Quarter 2012 Second Quarter 2011

 

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