The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market experienced robust sales growth in May 2023, driven by high demand. However, the limited supply of homes for sale led to increased competition and soaring prices, highlighting the need for addressing the ongoing supply shortage. Let’s dive deeper into TRREB’s May 2023 Market Update in this post.
Toronto, the dynamic and rapidly growing city, continues to attract newcomers seeking opportunities and a vibrant urban lifestyle. With an estimated 700,000 new residents expected by 2051, it is crucial to address the housing needs of both current and future Torontonians. To cater to the diverse household sizes and compositions across the city, Toronto must offer a range of housing options. Unfortunately, while the housing market has seen substantial growth in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings concentrated in densely populated areas, the supply of low-rise housing, particularly multiplexes, has lagged behind demand. However, a recent development suggests positive changes on the horizon.
April 2023 housing starts in Canada: 240,403 units, slight decline in overall trend, growth in Vancouver (36%), Toronto (54%), Montréal (43%), multi-unit starts offsetting declines in single-detached starts. Total SAAR at 261,559 units, urban starts up 26%, multi-unit starts up 33%, rural starts estimated at 19,974 units.
Q1 2023 GTA saw a 4% increase in condo rentals, but tight market conditions resulted in a significant YoY rent increase – 15.1% for one-bedroom and 9.2% for two-bedroom units.
The Greater Toronto Area’s housing market continued to tighten in April 2023, with fewer listings leading to more competition between buyers and supporting an improvement in selling prices.
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TRREB reports tighter market conditions and increased competition among buyers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), leading to higher average sale prices in March 2023.
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The Bank of Canada’s decision not to raise interest rates diverges from the US Federal Reserve’s continuous hikes. This may impact the rental market and ease rent prices, but supply shortages will still prevail. Rising interest rates in the US, compared to shorter-term mortgages in Canada, may impact the Canadian economy and inflation, leading to a weaker Canadian dollar.
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