Whether you are buying or selling a house, it is important to know the current real estate market trends and the market performance to make the right decision. So here is the real estate market update for the month of April 2022.
GTA REALTORS® reported 8,008 homes sold through TRREB’s MLS® System in April 2022 – a 41.2% decrease compared to April 2021 and a 27% decrease compared to March 2022. On a year-over-year basis, the decline in sales was greater in the ‘905’ area code regions surrounding Toronto, particularly for detached houses.
“Based on the trends observed in the April housing market, it certainly appears that the Bank of Canada is achieving its goal of slowing consumer spending as it fights high inflation. Negotiated mortgage rates rose sharply over the past four weeks, prompting some buyers to delay their purchases. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see the balance the Bank of Canada strikes between combatting inflation versus stunting economic growth and related government revenues as we continue to recover from and pay for pandemic-related programs,” said TRREB President Kevin Crigger.
“Despite slower sales, market conditions remained tight enough to support higher selling prices compared to last year. However, in line with TRREB’s forecast, there is evidence of buyers responding to increased choice in the marketplace, with the average and benchmark prices dipping month-over-month. It is anticipated that there will be enough competition between buyers to support continued price growth relative to 2021, but the annual pace of growth will moderate in the coming months,” said TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer.
The overall average selling price in April 2022 increased by 15% with an average of $1,254,436 which was $1,090,414 in April 2021.
Area wise :
Apart from the overall real estate market trend, it is important to know the area-wise trend as well to invest in the right place.
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