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Condo Sales in Toronto Up by 28% from Same Period July Last Year

Its official! Toronto has hit the big time. We are now playing in the big leagues against giants like London, Miami and New York. As a matter of fact the Toronto market is the fastest growing in North America right now and 60% of new home sales in 2011 were from condiminimums according to the building industry and land development association (BILDA).

Figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association show that there has been an increase of 28% on the number of condos purchased in July in Toronto from last year. This is an exciting time to be involved in the real esate market in Toronto and with 40,000 additional condominimum units still under construction it's clear the excitement is not anywhere near bubbling point yet!

For potential buyers the news gets even better - prices of condos are down 2% from June in July and the Canadian Real Estate Group has increased its sales forecast for the remainder of the year in this bustling Canadian city.

The most surprising news is that 60% of these condo-buyers bought their properties straight off plans - before construction even began as investment properites.

Bottom Line? Toronto is the place to be, interest rates are low enough to be attractive to any type of buyer no matter your budget. The condo market in Toronto is crowded so dip that toe in the water and have a look!

Source of Figures: Wall Street Journal August 24, 2011

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Prices Up 0.3 Percent For New Canadian Homes

It has recently been revealed by Statistics Canada that following the 0.4 rise of home prices in May, this past June has seen an additional increase of 0.3 percent. Canadians acknowledged an advance in 8 metropolitan regions. Statistics Canada stated, Prices were unchanged in 10 of the 21 regions, and they fell in three St. Johns, Montreal and Calgary, which had the biggest decline at 0.3 per cent.

Toronto and Oshawa in particular were key contributors to the noticeable increase in Junes key index. Good market conditions from great demand and greater costs for materials, brought about the notable changes that are visible today. The Canadian Real Estate Association claims the increase to be a result of a balanced supply and demand. Canadian Real Estate Association president Gary Morse has stated, "Canadian housing demand remains resilient, thanks to low interest rates, job growth, and home buyer confidence in the economy."

This past June indicates the eighteenth consecutive rise in the cost of Toronto housing. Canadian real estate is currently on solid footing and stronger in contrast to the United States.

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Analysis: Condo Crash Avoided Due to Demographics

The booming condominium market in Canada may well avoid the type of crash that has hobbled the industry in the past. Industry executives and analysts say demographics, immigration and limited land in the biggest markets all provide long-term support for the growing number of condominiums.

Analysts attribute part of the condo boom in Vancouver and Toronto to physical and regulatory land restraints, which have changed the mix of housing from the traditional single-family home to more stacked, and high-density communities.

In addition to first-time homebuyers, condos have also become popular for retiring baby boomers that prefer the simplicity of maintaining their condo to the upkeep of a single-family dwelling. Condos are also the only option for many Vancouver and Toronto homebuyers because even the fixer-upper homes cost around $500,000 are out of reach for many.

Data on Monday showed Canadian housing starts for June surged well past market expectations. The multiple-unit dwellings category -- mainly condominiums -- accounted for the majority of starts in urban areas and the supply is growing. BMO Capital Markets recently noted inventory of completed but unoccupied multi-dwelling units at 12,672 units in May, around historical highs, compared to 4,757 for single-family homes.

Banks and condo developers, particularly in Toronto, also appear to have learned some hard lessons from the 1980s, when many built with insufficient regard for demand and got slammed as interest rates climbed. Now, very few shovels these days will ever break ground until the developer has sold at least 70 percent of the project and has secured bank financing. Financing for individuals are also Since the Bank of Canada has been able to cut borrowing costs to a record low, bank loans continue to flow which allows home prices and sales to jump.

"It's a very well disciplined supply-side of the equation," said George Carras, president of RealNet Canada, which tracks commercial and new home projects.

Carras noted building high-density housing is a natural progression for a growing city with limited room to expand outward.


Summarized From: Analysis: Condo boom may avoid crash on demographics
Written By: Ka Yan Ng
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Record High in Toronto Condo Sales

This past May, condo sales in Toronto set all time record in the high-rise market. With an almost 50% increase in sales from last year, 2,433 condo sales took place. The outstanding number of sales can be seen as a result of the record low sales of low-rise homes in the Greater Toronto Area.

The amount of condo sales in June 2011 was up 21 per cent compared to June of 2010. Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver states The pace of sales was a bit sluggish at the beginning of the year but rebounded in May and June. Because of the positive affordability picture homebuyers remained confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a new home over the long term.

The provincial policy to increase intensification has led to the publics interest in high-rise condominium residences. The swift increase in the condo market has created a beneficial segment for investors to become immersed. Average vacancy rates continue to decline even though the number of residences available in Toronto rapidly accelerates. Toronto condominiums are now in more demand than ever as the market continues to prosper.

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Condo Living on the Rise

Every year, the Greater Toronto Area sees an influx of about 80,000 to 100,000 new residents. This number is comparable to the population of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Canada as a whole is an attractive and promising nation for immigrants and those looking to relocate within the country because of its strong political, economic and social position worldwide. With the influx of population, local housing must react and accommodate in accordance.

In need of approximately 900,000 to over 1 million new units, provincial policies have called for intensification and concentration of living spaces in the city. Toronto must grow upwards, rather than outwards to sustain the rapid growth. With great demand, the development of high-rise condominiums is crucial for the city of Toronto. The threat of undersupply and high prices as a result subsists because of the low rate of development in the past year.

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CondoShow.com the TV Show

The CondoShow.com TV Show is now running an additional two days a week!

Now, every Friday and Saturday night at 12:00am on Shop TV (Channel 21) the CondoShow.com TV Show will be going up against Jay Leno and David Letterman to battle for late night TV.

As the first TV show ever about amazing condominium listings both locally and internationally, CondoShow.com is a truly informative and insightful look into the exciting world of real estate.

CondoShow.com integrates exclusive buying and selling strategies that provide buyers with up to 50%* savings on commissions and sellers with selling strategies such as state of the art virtual tours, virtual staging, and world-class websites.

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Tridel's One Old Mill Over 200 Units Sold!!!

Another event from the archive. Visit the One Old Mill Sales Centre at 2500 Bloor Street West for more info. Gitta Fisahn and Maris DiCecca are the sales reps for One Old Mill.

Physio Plus Would like to Welcome Tridel to the Neighborhood

Many of the local businesses are very excited about Tridel coming to the neighborhood. Physio Plus wanted to welcome Tridel.

Old Mill is one of Toronto's last real villages, a quiet and refined neighbourhood steeped in old-world charm with its quaint Tudor homes, centuries-old trees and picturesque proximity to the lush Humber Valley.

Yet Tridel's One Old Mill is set within many of Toronto's new world luxuries, just steps from the subway and conveniently connected with the fashionable boutique shops, cafs and open markets of the Kingsway and Bloor West Village. Discover this intimate and elegant hideaway, right here, in the heart of Old Mill.

Ocular Canada Would like to Welcome Tridel to the Neighborhood

Many of the local businesses are very excited about Tridel coming to the neighborhood. Ocular Canada wanted to welcome Tridel.

Old Mill is one of Toronto's last real villages, a quiet and refined neighbourhood steeped in old-world charm with its quaint Tudor homes, centuries-old trees and picturesque proximity to the lush Humber Valley.

Yet Tridel's One Old Mill is set within many of Toronto's new world luxuries, just steps from the subway and conveniently connected with the fashionable boutique shops, cafs and open markets of the Kingsway and Bloor West Village. Discover this intimate and elegant hideaway, right here, in the heart of Old Mill.

The Coffee Tree Would like to Welcome Tridel to the Neighborhood

Many of the local businesses are very excited about Tridel coming to the neighborhood. The Coffee Tree wanted to welcome Tridel.

Old Mill is one of Toronto's last real villages, a quiet and refined neighbourhood steeped in old-world charm with its quaint Tudor homes, centuries-old trees and picturesque proximity to the lush Humber Valley.

Yet Tridel's One Old Mill is set within many of Toronto's new world luxuries, just steps from the subway and conveniently connected with the fashionable boutique shops, cafs and open markets of the Kingsway and Bloor West Village. Discover this intimate and elegant hideaway, right here, in the heart of Old Mill.

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