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GTA REALTORS(R) Report Mid-Month Resale Housing Market Figures

(May 16, 2012)

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Greater Toronto REALTORS?? reported 5,142 transactions through the TorontoMLS System during the first 14 days of May 2012. This result was up by more than 14.5 per cent in comparison to the first 14 days of May 2011. The number of new listings continued to grow at a slower pace than sales - up 13 per cent year-over-year to 8,749.

"Annual growth in sales was experienced across the GTA for all major home types in the first half of May. Sales growth was strongest for the condominium apartment segment. While the condo market has generally been the best supplied market over the past year, we have continued to see enough demand to exert moderate upward pressure on average selling prices in this market segment," said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver.

The average selling price for transactions in the first 14 days of May was $517,242 - up by six per cent compared to the same period in 2011.

"A shortage of listings in the low-rise segment of the market has resulted in a lot of competition between buyers and above average annual rates of price growth. Tight market conditions are expected to remain in place for the balance of 2012," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis.


Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 1 - 14 2012 2011 ---------------------------------------------- Average Average Sales Price Sales Price City of Toronto ("416") 1,959 $ 572,159 1,763 $ 547,659 Rest of GTA ("905") 3,183 $ 483,443 2,725 $ 448,126 GTA 5,142 $ 517,242 4,488 $ 487,225 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- TorontoMLS Sales & Average Price By Home Type ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 1 - 14, 2012 Sales Average Price 416 905 Total 416 905 Total ------------------------------------------------------- Detached 691 1,832 2,523 835,522 576,845 647,692 Yr./Yr. % Change 6% 17% 14% 5% 8% 6% Semi-Detached 225 343 568 595,962 401,779 478,700 Yr./Yr. % Change 2% 13% 8% 8% 12% 9% Townhouse 238 590 828 465,499 359,475 389,951 Yr./Yr. % Change 17% 17% 17% 15% 5% 8% Condo Apartment 784 326 1,110 370,224 291,673 347,154 Yr./Yr. % Change 18% 18% 18% 4% 9% 5% ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

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. TREB is Canada's largest real estate board.

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