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A Closer Look at the GTA's Cooling Market

Signs that the market is still moving quickly, but not as out-of-control as it was months ago.

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Toronto Market Report: Average GTA House Price Stays At $1.3M Since Feb

The Toronto area market is still competitive and favouring sellers - but things are cooling down.

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Does Toronto Have a Supply or Demand Problem?

There are always some that will perennially argue that a lack of supply is the only problem behind high home prices in Toronto - but it's not that simple.

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What Trigger Could Make Toronto Area Home Prices Fall?

When thinking about what might trigger a decline in home prices, there are generally two broad categories — a fundamental trigger and a behavioural trigger.

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What it will take for Toronto and Vancouver prices to fall?

Realosophy Realty's John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty's Steve Saretsky join Jessy Bains from Yahoo Finance to discuss what is preventing home prices from decreasing in...
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Should You Buy a Home in Toronto's Overheated Market Today?

Is it financially safe and worth making so many other sacrifices - like a long commute or living on a busy street - to get into the Toronto area housing market right now?

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Where Can You Buy a House in the Toronto Area for 700K?

In the GTA's overheated market, even first-time buyers with good incomes are finding it nearly impossible to afford a home without long commutes to the city.

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Toronto Market Report: May Sales Up YOY But Down from March Peak

House sales of 7,825 in May are up 157% over last year - but this is due to the anomalies of the COVID-19 lockdown last year - and sales volumes have been trending down since...

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Is it Possible That Canadian Real Estate Prices Have Hit Their Peak?

Realosophy Realty's John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty's Steve Saretsky join Jessy Bains from Yahoo Finance to discuss at whether the real estate market can get any hotter or...
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Another year without a pullback in the housing market - What does it mean?

Will a pullback in the market lead to lower average home prices in the coming months or will prices stay high throughout 2021? What would it take to bring down the average cost...

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Why Would a Real Estate Brokerage Warn About a Housing Bubble?

Why only reporting upbeat and positive information is the domain of old school real estate brokerages.

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Is Investor Demand for Condos Already Up Again?

As agents suggest that demand from investors for Toronto condos has likely exceeded pre-pandemic levels, we dig into the numbers to see.

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Toronto Market Report: 73% of Homes Sell Over Asking - But Signs of Cooling in April

The most important trend of note now is the start of a gradual cooling down in the market for houses across the Greater Toronto Area.

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Toronto Market Report: Highest Number of Sales Pushes Average Home Price to $1.1M in March

With 79% of houses and 63% of condos selling over the asking price in a pandemic no less, average home buyers are stressed - and confused.

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Does Toronto Have a Home Supply Problem?

This month we explore low inventory levels and demand shock in Toronto's housing market. 

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Are the Bank of Canada and CMHC Fuelling a Housing Bubble?

This month we explore the booming housing market in Toronto and across Canada and how new macro-prudential policies can be introduced to help cool the market. 

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The Incredible Turnaround of Toronto's Condo Market

This month we do a data dive on the City of Toronto’s volatile condo market over the past year. 

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Toronto Market Report: 79% of Houses Sell Over Asking in February

'Excessive exuberance' on display in the Toronto area real estate market right now.

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How Do You (Finally) Win a Bid for a Home in a Crazy Market?

With some homes getting up to 30 offers in the Toronto area right now, how can you get ahead as a buyer? 

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Toronto’s Suburban Housing Bubble

This month we look at Toronto's emerging housing bubble in the suburbs, how it's different from 2017 and how it will end this time around. 

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Fewer Houses for Sale Fuelling Toronto Price Increases

Realosophy's John Pasalis talks to Yahoo Finance on the record highs in real estate and why work from home, low inventory, bidding wars, and the Bank of Canada raises housing...

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Best Performing Neighbourhoods in Toronto and the GTA - Condos

In this post we look at the condominium neighbourhoods within the Toronto and GTA area that have performed well in terms of home price appreciation during 2020. 

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Best Performing Neighbourhoods in Toronto and the GTA - Houses

Given the year we’ve had and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s interesting to note which neighbourhoods within the Toronto and GTA area have performed well in terms of...

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2021: The Year Ahead — What's Next for Toronto Real Estate?

In this month's Move Smartly report, we look at key trends to keep an eye on in the Toronto real estate market during 2021.

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2020: Year in Review — COVID-19 Impacts on Toronto Real Estate

In this month's Move Smartly report, we look back at 2020 and how COVID-19 impacted the Toronto real estate market. 

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Why are Home Prices Expected to Keep on Rising?

Realosophy's John Pasalis talks to Yahoo Finance about why Toronto's real estate market broke records during what's usually a quiet holiday season.

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Investors Return to Downtown Toronto Condos As All Sales Surge in Dec

Realosophy's John Pasalis talks to BNN's Greg Bonnell about record month in which sales surged 64.5 per cent year-over-year amidst double-digit gains in all property types. 

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Seven Things You Need to Know About Toronto Real Estate Right Now

Our interviews with top experts on the market amidst Covid-19 identified these key factors making an impact now - and what to watch for next.

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Toronto Area Home Sales Hit a Record Low in April

The Greater Toronto Area saw a record low 2,942 home sales in April 2020.

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Corona Crisis Week 7: Signs of Stability in Toronto’s Real Estate Market

An increase in months of inventory suggests buyers as slowly re-entering the market - but not all regions across the Toronto area are picking up at the same speed.

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In-Depth Profiles for All Toronto and GTA Neighbourhoods

Research over 500+ Toronto Area neighbourhoods to see which fit your lifestyle needs - and offer the best return on your financial investment.

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Map of Toronto and GTA by Neighbourhood with Real-Time Real Estate Trends

Find out how local real markets are doing in over 500 Toronto area neighbourhoods - based on real time house price data.

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Why Investing in Pre-Construction Condos Could Cost You Money

This week, I talked to BNN Bloomberg about the questions you should be asking yourself before investing in a pre-construction condo.

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Why Relaxing the Mortgage Stress Test Won't Impact Toronto (Too) Much

John Pasalis, President of Realosophy Realty, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss needed changes to Canada's mortgage stress tests - and why it is unlikely to make a big impact on...

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Number of Toronto Condos for Sale Hits a 25-Year Low

Condos in the Greater Toronto Area are fetching prices 15% higher than last year - but this time, it's not because of higher demand.

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Why We Should Be Worried About Toronto Condo Prices Rising

Realosophy's John Pasalis talks to BNN's Greg Bonnell about why sharply rising prices - particularly in Toronto's condo sector - might be a cause for concern.

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What to Expect for Toronto's Real Estate Market in 2020

Realosophy's John Pasalis chats with the team at BNN Bloomberg to review Toronto real estate in 2019 - and discuss what's ahead for 2020.

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Toronto Area Home Prices Climb as New Listings Plummet

The Toronto Area real estate market is heating up and getting competitive this winter as sales and prices rise and the number of new listings falls. 

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What’s Driving Toronto & Area Housing Market Surge (This Time)

Why momentum is swinging back to the regions - and types of homes - that were hit hardest in last few years.

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Condo Sales Up 16% in Toronto Area at Start of Fall Market

All Toronto area regions saw sales grow by double digits - except for Halton.

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Toronto Suburbs Drive Home Sales up 13% in August

August home sales in the Greater Toronto (GTA) area were up 13% over the same month last year based on Realosophy Realty's analysis of sales through the Toronto Real Estate...

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Why Are Detached House Prices Falling When Sales Are Up 29%?

Toronto area detached home sales in continued to surge in last month - so why are prices falling?

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Analyzing Canada's Housing Market: East Strengthens, West Weakens

Why are house prices sliding in the West of Canada, while the East returns to growth, with the Toronto Area's York Region leading the way?

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Toronto Area Condo Sales Dip 3% in June

Toronto area condo prices are now out of reach for many buyers, pushing sales down - so what's keeping prices up?

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Toronto Area Detached Home Sales Up 19% in June

Strong demand continues with sales up 19% over the same month last year, but why aren't we seeing the bidding wars of previous years?

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A Turning Point for Toronto’s Condo Real Estate Market?

Condos have helped to prop up a drooping real estate market in the Toronto area - but has demand for them started to cool?

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Why is Toronto's Real Estate Market Doing Better Than Vancouver's?

Toronto is doing better at the things that matter most and was less affected by negative factors.

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Toronto Real Estate in 2019:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly details that might impact Toronto’s housing market in the year ahead.

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Did Toronto’s Housing Market Have a Soft Landing?

A soft landing in the housing market is a moderate and relatively balanced decline in house prices rather than a big 40-50% crash that some housing markets experience when...

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Toronto Home Owners Are Turning to High Interest Private Debt

Special Report: Toronto’s twenty-year housing boom has resulted in a negative side effect that homeowners are starting to feel – very high debt levels.

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How Debt is Cooling Toronto’s Housing Market

Will the Toronto real estate market return to previously seen highs - or has a major new road block appeared?

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The Movement Towards Buying Cottages Instead of Homes

Can buying in outlying areas normally thought of as 'cottage country' be a viable way to get onto the housing ladder?

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Why I Fought for Sold Data - and Why The Fight is Not Over

When will innovative Toronto-area brokerages like Realosophy finally be able to share home sold prices with consumers online? 

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Over One in Four Toronto Area Homes for Sale are Empty

Why are so many homes sitting empty and why has the number increased over last year?

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Why are Fewer Toronto Area Houses for Sale Than Five Years Ago?

When we look at the number of properties that have been listed for sale in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) (including Toronto) since 2012, we see a very interesting trend.  

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How Canada's Mortgage Stress Tests Have Spiked Toronto Condo Prices

The Canadian federal government introduced new mortgage rules in the fall of 2016 to combat rapidly increasing home prices - but have they driven up condo prices instead?

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Why are Detached House Prices Stable When Sales are Falling?

One of the questions I get often from buyers is how house prices can remain stable while sales are declining and inventory is increasing? 

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Drop in Toronto Condo Listings Keeps Prices Up

With Toronto Area condo sales down 26% in April 2018, many buyers are wondering why the condo market is still incredibly competitive and prices are still up.

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What You Can Learn From Toronto's 2017 Real Estate Bubble

Today we're releasing a new report featuring my analysis of last year's real estate bubble - why it happened and how it affected home buyers and sellers in Toronto and the...

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GTA House Prices Falling Furthest Where Investors Once Dominated

This time last year we published a report Freeholds on Fire: How Investor Demand for Houses is Driving Up Prices in the Greater Toronto Area which looked at how investors in...

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Why Toronto’s Real Estate Market Isn’t Crashing (Anymore)

The headlines and the recent numbers about the Greater Toronto Area’s real estate market have not been great this spring. Average home prices are down 14% in March and sales...

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Why Some Toronto Neighbourhoods Are Likely to See Prices Fall Even Further

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News, Home Buying

In my last blog post (The GTA Neighbourhoods Home Buyers Should Avoid), I walked through a metric we use at Realosophy to...

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The GTA Neighbourhoods Home Buyers Should Avoid

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News, Home Buying

I recently stopped by TVO’s The Agenda to discuss the latest market stats with the Toronto Star’s Tess Kalinowski, and...

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R Listing: Why Condo Towns are the Next Big Thing

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Here's my closer look at a recent Realosophy listing brought to market by our busy sales team - along with key insights and the...

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How much is your home by neighbourhood across Toronto & the GTA?

The semiannual Globe and Mail Home Value Survey powered by Realosophy is out today! Go to the interactive map to see how your neighbourhood has performed.

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