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Submitted by Jasmina on Mon, 2008-05-26 23:06.

Past weeks were unbelievably busy for me and I didn't have time to post some great news about Richmond Hill Real Estate Market and just released Scotiabank Real Estate Forecast for Canada:

(1) Real Estate Outlook: No Major Correction in Canada's Housing Market

The latest Real Estate Trends Report issued by The Bank of Nova Scotia explains why the market has a more stable base than it did prior to the crashes of the 70s and 80s. Adrienne Warren, senior economist at Scotiabank, said there are a variety of reasons for confidence in the continued health of the housing market:

  1. Unlike in the US, home prices in Canada are not substantially overvalued
  2. Speculative home buying is not widespread
  3. The real estate market is not overbuilt
  4. Households are not over-leveraged and
  5. Overall mortgage quality is still sound.

Still, the 10 per cent average annual increase in home prices over the past half decade was unsustainable, and a return to more historical norms is a welcome development, she said. "We predict a soft landing for the Canadian housing market, with somewhat lower sales and construction, and a period of relatively flat inflation-adjusted home prices... We expect overall sales volumes in 2008 to total about 15% below last year’s record levels, and home prices to increase on average by about 5%," Ms. Warren said.

The past decade has been one of the best on record for residential real estate in the Toronto area. Housing boom is ending, but there is no bubble to burst in The Greater Toronto Area real estate market.

(2) Toronto Real Estate Board: GTA Resale Housing Market Highlights

Greater Toronto Area neighbourhoods that experienced heightened activity during the first half of May are:


Submitted by Jasmina on Wed, 2008-02-06 11:26.

A strong performance within TREB's Central districts drove the Toronto area real estate market to a healthy 5,073 sales in January, off just two per cent from last year's record performance, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O'Neill announced yesterday.

While sales were strong, price increases remained modest, with the average rising six per cent (compared to January 2007) to $374,449. There is clearly still a place for the first-time home buyer in today's resale market, said Ms. O'Neill.

The strongest activity last month took place in Toronto's Central and East MLS districts:


Submitted by Jasmina on Thu, 2006-10-12 01:41.

Single Family Dwelling Sales Average PriceToronto Real Estate Board's Market Watch for October 2006 provides the latest statistical data from TREB:

As prices rose, sales continued at a more normalized pace, with 6,622 transactions of single-family dwellings sold through the TMLS system. "While down from the 7,326 sales recorded in September of 2005, last month was still the 3rd best September performance ever recorded," said Mrs. Mason. "Toronto's autumn market remains solid and strong, and by year-end our final sales numbers will exceed 80,000 transactions.
Breaking down the total, 2,552 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $331,006; 1,166 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $443,881; 1,312 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $386,360; and 1,592 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $278,154.


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