THE MERTON MINUTE

THE MERTON MINUTE

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

TREB's Market Watch for January 2018



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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Condos fuel the strongest year in a decade for Canadian builders


The boom has surprised policy makers and analysts, most of whom began the year predicting the industry would be a drag on the economy.



Starts on multiple-unit projects such as condos hit a record in figures dating to 1955. Postmedia Network

Last year was a blockbuster for Canada’s real estate developers after work began on the most homes in a decade amid soaring demand nationwide.

Construction started on 219,675 units, according to 2017 data Tuesday from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. That’s up from 197,916 in 2016 and the most since 2007. Starts on multiple-unit projects such as condos hit a record in figures dating to 1955.

The boom has surprised policy makers and analysts, most of whom began the year predicting the industry would be a drag on the economy. It reflects fundamental drivers such as a buoyant economy and rising population.


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TREB's Market Watch for December 2017



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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Tiny condo, no storage space? Valet service will store your stuff

A look at new tech startup Second Closet, an online storage solution recently launched by a 22-year-old entrepreneur.

Friday, December 8, 2017

MARKET UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 1ST, 2017

As the calendar flips for the last time this year and we are three weeks shy of Christmas, it feels like we are all gearing up for the holiday festivities. The offices are a little slower, listings are dropping off and the buyers are taking a break. The November stats were released from The Toronto Real Estate Board and for the City of Toronto the average price was up 2 percent to $802,220 from November 2016. We saw a sizable number of new listings (14,349) for the entire GTA, up by 37 percent compared to November 2016. This boost to home ownership could be because of the upcoming changes to mortgage guidelines, which come into effect in January. On a year-to-year basis, the average selling price was up by 13.4 percent compared to same period last year. All the negative headlines are for the entire GTA, but conditions continue to be stronger for the City of Toronto.

The freehold sector in the central and east neighbourhoods saw a drop in new listings last week by 14 percent, while the west end remained on par as the week before. As December approached we also saw a drop in sales by 25 percent for all freehold but the bidding wars were still happening with 27 per cent selling over the asking price.

The condo market in the City of Toronto is still sizzling with the average price now at $555,965. Last week we saw a decline of 12 per cent in new listings for all neighbourhoods and a small decline in sales by 6 percent but the bidding wars were still strong with 32 per cent selling over the asking price. The condo market continues to lead the way in terms of price growth in the GTA.

Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Hope, Ontario since 1928. We have four centrally located offices and over 250 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized internationally thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately reflect the true temperature of the real estate market.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Market Watch- November 2017



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