The Toronto Real Estate Board reported 4,009 homes sold in January 2019. This January sales volume represents a 6.5 percent increase over the sales volume reported for December 2018 as well as a slight increase over the sales volume reported for January 2018.
This chart graphically depicts the number of single family homes sold in the years 1980 through to 2018. 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 2016 were the highest recorded. Total sales volume in 2018 declined by approximately 31.5 percent from the high of 2016, and were 16.1 lower than 2017.
[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]
This chart depicts the number of resale homes sold to the end of January for each of the years 1991 through to 2019. While 2019 sales volume year-to-date was slightly higher than 2018 it was 22 percent lower than 2016.
This chart depicts the number of active listings (properties for sale) on the Toronto Real Estate Board. There were 11,962 properties listed for sale in January 2019 which represents a 4.6 percent increase over the number of properties listed for sale in December 2018 and a 0.6 percent increase over the number of properties listed for sale in January 2018. The number of new listings coming onto the market in January was 10.5 percent higher than a year ago.
This chart breaks down single family residential sales during January 2019 into the various different categories of property such as single family detached, semi-detached, townhouse etc.
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This chart breaks down sales of single family homes during January 2019 into price ranges so that the most popular (highest selling) price ranges can be quickly determined. Sales volumes during January were highest in the $600,000 - $700,000 price range with sales in the $400,00 - $500,000 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.