The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released sales statistics for resale residential real estate for December, 2013. Sales continue their year-over-year strength with a 13.8 percent increase over the same period last year, and an average MLS selling price of $520,398 - up 8.9% versus December, 2012.
Oshawa had a particularly strong December, with a composite gain of 8.09%, compared to the TREB average of 6.31%.
Inventory levels have tightened with 2.5 months of inventory on hand across the board. This means that a current sales levels, all of the property would be bought up in the GTA in 2.5 months (if no new listings were added). Many areas within the GTA have similar figures, but Durham Region has some marked differences. Overall, there is only 1.8 months inventory in the region. In Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax, there are just 1.4 months inventory. For many home types and price ranges, properties continue to be snapped up at a rapid pace.
The average listing in Whitby spends just 26 days on the market, and 26 days in Oshawa. The TREB average is 33 days, and 35 days in York Region. In north Durham (Scugog/Uxbridge), the inventory figure is over 4 months, with a higher days on market average, as well (41-32 days).
Highlights from this month include a single-family detached price gain of 8.2% in Oshawa, as well as a composite gain of only 4.24% in Whitby. If you are interested in seeing values for an area not shown, or are interested in average prices, please comment below or send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org As always, give me a call anytime if you would to discuss further without any obligation.