Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW LISTING! North Leaside Boutique Condominium!

Elegantly decorated, spacious 2 bedroom located at the rear of the building overlooking the trees & gardens of North Leaside! Thousands spent in upgrades to the kitchen, granite counters, bathroom, floors, wainscotting + crown mouldings. Includes parking and locker! Boutique condo with just 36 suites! TTC at door! Walk to shopping on Eglinton!

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

NEW LISTING! Detached in Davisville Village!

Detached 3 bedroom, loved by same family for 30 years! Classic wood trim, plate rail & French doors! Deep, sunny south garden, legal front pad parking + mutual drive! Maurice Cody School District! Just one block south of Eglinton for excellent TTC access! Steps to the fine dining and eclectic shopping on Bayview and Mt. Pleasant!

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TREB Housing Market Charts - December 2014

Near Record Sales in 2014

TORONTO, January 7, 2015 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 92,867 residential sales through the TorontoMLS system in 2014, including 4,446 in December. The calendar year 2014 sales result represented a 6.7 per cent increase over the 2013 sales figure of 87,049 and was just short of the record set in 2007.

"TREB's 2014 sales figures are a testament to the importance Greater Toronto Area households continue to place on home ownership. GTA households realize that home purchases have been a quality long-term investment. While home prices certainly increased substantially in 2014, the purchase of an average priced home remained affordable, in terms of the average household's ability to comfortably cover their monthly mortgage payments," said Mr. Etherington.

"Even with a constrained supply of homes for sale in many parts of the Greater Toronto Area, buyers continued to get deals done last month. Households remain upbeat about home ownership because monthly mortgage payments remain affordable relative to accepted lending standards. This is coupled with the fact that housing has proven to be a quality long-term investment," stated Mr. Etherington.

The average selling price continued to grow on a year-over-year basis in calendar year 2014, with an 8.4 per cent increase over calendar year 2013 to $566,726. This included a seven per cent increase in the December 2014 average selling price to $556,602. Throughout 2014, annual increases in the average selling price and the MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark were consistently reported on a monthly basis for most market segments, from detached homes through to condominium apartments.

"The strong price growth we experienced in 2014 can be explained with two words: listings shortage. The constrained supply of listings was especially evident for low-rise home types like singles, semis and town houses. The number of households looking to purchase these home types increased, while the number of homes from which they could choose decreased. This situation resulted in more competition between buyers and more aggressive offers," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Director of Market Analysis.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.bonniebyford.com/mw1412.pdf