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GTA REALTORS(R) Release Q2 Condo Report

(July 18, 2012)

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS reported 6,435 condominium apartment transactions during the second quarter of 2012 - down by 2.6 per cent compared to 6,609 transactions reported in the second quarter of 2011. New listings for condominium apartments were up substantially on a year-over-year basis, climbing by 19 per cent in comparison to 2011.

"The condominium apartment market has been the best-supplied market segment in the GTA this year. Many condominium projects have completed over the past year and this has resulted in a substantial increase in listings and ultimately more choice for buyers," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Ann Hannah. "The greater degree of choice in the condo market translated into a moderate rate of price growth compared to what was experienced in the low-rise market segment."

The average price for second quarter condominium apartment sales was $342,212, representing a 3.2 per cent increase over the same period in 2011.

"Sellers seemed to be well-aware of condo market conditions in the second quarter. On average, units were priced in line with buyer expectations, with apartments selling for 98 per cent of the asking price in less than a month's time," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Condominium Apartment Market Summary Second Quarter 2012 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2012 2011 ---------------------------------------------------- Sales Average Price Sales Average Price Total TREB 6,435 $342,212 6,609 $331,678 Halton Region 120 $333,032 115 $303,926 Peel Region 994 $264,509 981 $244,038 City of Toronto 4,529 $364,303 4,673 $355,645 York Region 625 $340,875 690 $323,774 Durham Region 158 $217,417 135 $214,125 Other Areas 9 $213,411 15 $230,879 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Greater Toronto REALTORS are passionate about their work. They are governed by a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Over 34,000 TREB Members serve consumers in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada's largest real estate board.

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