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Randi Emmott's Real Estate Market Statistics

This section of the website is devoted to providing statistics on the Toronto real estate market. Careful evaluation of this type of information can sometimes provide valuable insight into the market, the factors that drive the market, and possible future trends. Be very careful before making a buying or purchasing decision based on these type of statistics alone. Predicting the future by extrapolating from the past can be very risky without professional advice.
Table of Contents
Resale Sales Volume
This first set of charts depict various aspects of the volume of sales of resale homes in the greater Toronto market.
Average Selling Prices
These sets of charts depict variation in average selling price for single family dwellings historically and by month comparing 2016 to 2015
Inventory of Homes For Sale
These charts depict trends in the numbers of available homes for sale.
Home Sales By Type/Price
These charts break down recent sales according to type of property and price.

Sales Volume Statistics

2016 Monthly Sales versus 2015

Chart of 2016 vs 2015 sales by month

The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 12,085 homes sold in April 2016. This record setting April sales volume represents a 17 percent increase over the sales volume reported for March and a 7.4 increase over the sales volume reported for April 2015.

Annual Sales Volume 1980-2015

Graph of Annual Sales 1980-2015

This chart graphically depicts the number of single family homes sold in the years 1980 through to 2015. The volume of sales in the Toronto area experienced peaks in 1986 and 1988 followed by slow years during the early 1990's. Sales volume picked up from 1996 onwards. Sales of resale homes in 2015 were the highest recorded.
[Note: the Toronto Real Estate Board's geographic boundaries were changed during the period depicted in the graph, so direct comparisons between 1996 and 1986 for example, are not valid]

Sales Year-To-Date

Graph of 1991-2016 Sales Year to Date

This chart depicts the number of resale homes sold to the end of April for each of the years 1991 through to 2016. Record setting sales volume in February, March and April have propelled year to date sales volume to a record level.

Average Selling Prices

Average Selling Price 1980-2015

Graph of Average Selling Price 1980-2015

This chart presents average price trends for houses in the Toronto area during the last 35 years. House prices clearly peaked in 1989 and then dropped until 1996. House prices have been steadily increasing since then. Prices levelled off during 2008, but resumed their upward climb in 2009.

Average Monthly Selling Price 2016 vs 2015

Image of Average Price 2016 vs 2015

The average selling price of homes that sold during April was $739,082 - which represents an 7.4 percent increase over the average selling price reported for March 2016. The April monthly average selling price was also 16.2 percent higher than the selling price reported for April 2015. Average selling price reported on a monthly basis can be misleading as it is comprised of a combination of the real value of property plus the mix of higher priced to lower priced homes that have sold during the month. The mix of homes sold during January is depicted below in the Sales by Price Breakdown chart.

The average selling price year-to-date to the end of April 2016 was $697,679 - approximately 12 percent higher than the average selling price for the year 2015.


Image of number of properties for sale

This chart depicts the number of active listings (properties for sale) on the Toronto Real Estate Board. There were 12,554 properties listed for sale in April 2016 which represents a 3.4 percent increase over the number of properties listed for sale in March but was 27 percent lower than the number of properties listed for sale a year ago in April 2015.

Home Sales by Type/Price

Home Sales by Type of Property:

Graph of Single Family Sales by Type

This chart breaks down single family residential sales during April 2016 into the various different categories of property such as single family detached, semi-detached, townhouse etc.

Home Sales by Price Range

Image of Sales by Price Range

This chart breaks down sales of single family homes during April 2016 into price ranges so that the most popular (highest selling) price ranges can be quickly determined. Highest sales volume during April were homes in the $400,000 - $500,000 price range with homes in the $500,000 - $600,000 coming in a close second. The mix between sales of higher priced homes versus lower priced homes directly affects the average selling price reported for the month.

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