October 2022 Market Update

Thursday Nov 10th, 2022



Hope you enjoying the fall season, the leaves have begun to change and the days have gotten much shorter.  The residential real estate market continues to adjust, however, prices seem to have hit a consistent threshold where the average sale price of all home types in October is almost equal to September's average price( $1,089,428 and $1,086,762 respectively).  The active number of listings has seen the greatest change, up 68% compared to the same month last year.  At the end of October there were over 13,000 homes available for sale, there were only 7,750 at this same time last year.  


Another figure we watch is the number of monthly sales, down just over 49%.  Last October there were exactly 9,783 homes sold, this October there were 4,961.  With rising interest rates, fewer homes are being sold and inventory levels have begun to rise, putting downward pressure on prices, down almost 6% compared to October last year.  No one likes to see the value of their home depreciate, however, the positive outlook in situations like this is that the months of available homes for sale continue to remain low with only 2.63 month of available inventory.  If another home, of any type, was not to come up for sale the GTA would be sold out of residential real estate in under three months.  A city the size of ours needs a lot of inventory to really see a major shift in prices as we simply do not have the inventory of available homes to currently do that. 

Condominium sales continue to remain constant, appreciating 2% compared to October of last year.  Even with the volume of trades down almost 60% for this home type, condominiums continue to be an affordable way to own real estate in this great city.  


Developers of new homes continue to launch projects from one end of the city to the other.  With demand slowing, developers are finding creative ways to market and promote their projects presenting opportunities that you will not see in a busy more competitive market.  Every project is different but we are witnessing stretched out deposit structures, money back at closing, rental guarantees and more.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to find out more as these promotions will end quickly when the uncertainty in the market begins to settle down.  


As always, I am here to assist you with all your real estate needs, so please never hesitate to reach out to me with any of your questions.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.  

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