Driven by single-detached homes, sales and prices in the Greater Toronto Area increased from April 2011 levels.
The Toronto Real Estate reported 10,350 sales in April 2012, 18 per cent higher than the 8,778 firm deals reported in April 2011. The strongest sales growth was reported in the single-detached market segment, with transactions of this home type up by 22 per cent compared to a year ago.
“Interest in single-detached homes has been very high, both in the City of Toronto and surrounding regions,” said TREB President, Richard Silver. “Growth in single-detached listings has not kept up with demand, which means competition between buyers in this market segment increased. With this in mind, it was no surprise that the strongest annual price increase was also experienced in the single-detached segment.”
The average price for April 2012 transactions was $517,556 – up 8.5 per cent compared to April 2011. While price growth was strongest for single-detached homes, the better-supplied condominium apartment segment experienced a more moderate annual rate of price growth, at four per cent.