Market Report: Strong year-over-year growth in sales represents catchup from a slow start to the year.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019. The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up 11.3 per cent compared to March 2019. New listings were also up year-over-year by eight per cent. However, the annual growth rate for new listings was much lower than that reported for sales. This suggests that market conditions continued to tighten which points toward an acceleration in price growth. “The strong year-over-year growth in sales is obviously a good news story and likely represents some catchup from a slow start to the year.

Via TREB. View the full report here.

All statistics via Toronto MLS Market Watch.

 

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