On February 6, 2019, TREB President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,009 home sales through TREB’s MLS® in January 2019 – up by 0.6 per cent compared to January 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 3.4 per cent compared to December 2018.
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On January 4, 2019, the Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018. This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017. Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period to 155,823.
On December 5, 2018, the Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the continuation of moderate price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite Benchmark was up by 2.7 per cent year-over-year. The average selling price was up by 3.5 per cent year-over-year to $788,345.
On November 5, 2018, Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced year-over-year increases in home sales and average sale prices reported through TREB’s MLS® System in October 2018.
On October 3, 2018, Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,455 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in September 2018 – up 1.9 per cent compared to September 2017. The average selling price for September 2018 sales was up by 2.9 per cent over the same period to $796,786.
On September 6, 2018, Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced sales and price increases on a year-over-year basis in August. Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,839 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2018 – an 8.5 per cent increase compared to August 2017. Both the average selling price, at $765,270, and the MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark for August 2018 were up compared to the same month in 2017, by 4.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.
On August 23, 2018, the Supreme Court has refused for an appeal from Toronto Real Estate Board in blocking the public publishing of sold property price. What it means is that in about 60 days from now, the Order of the Tribunal will take effect unless modified that sold price data will become public knowledge.
On August 3, 2018, Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced strong growth in the number of home sales and the average selling price reported by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® in July 2018. “Home sales result in substantial spin-off benefits to the economy, so the positive results over the last two months are encouraging. However, no one will argue that housing supply remains an issue.
On July 17, 2018 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that the average selling price for condominium apartments sold through TREB’s MLS® System in the second quarter of 2018 was up by 5.4 per cent year-over-year to $561,338. The highest average selling price was in the City of Toronto, at $603,480 – up 6.5 per cent compared to Q2 2017.
On July 4, 2018 the Government of Ontario announced that residential rent increases between January 1 and December 31, 2019 will be capped at a maximum of 1.8%.
As in previous years, any increase exceeding that amount must receive approval from the Landlord and Tenant Board. The annual provincial guideline applies to most rental units that fall under Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, but does not include: vacant units, social housing, or nursing homes.