Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 2,767 sales through the TorontoMLS system during the first 14 days of February. This result was up by 1.3 per cent in comparison to 2,731 transactions reported during the same period in 2013. New listings were down by 6.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis. "Price growth well above the rate of inflation will be the norm for the remainder of the year.
Over the same period, mortgage rates are expected to remain low, thereby keeping home ownership affordable in the GTA," said Jason Mercer, TREB's Senior Manager of Market Analysis. The average selling price during the first two weeks of February 2014 was $547,107 - up 7.8 per cent compared to the average of $507,474 for the first 14 days of February 2013.