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Will Toronto Area Home Prices Fall in 2020?

Our Monthly Market Report looks at how well major forecasts for Toronto area home prices are holding up six months after the start of the Covid-19 crisis.

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How is Toronto Real Estate Hot With Unemployment at 14%?

In spite of three months of economic free fall due to COVID-19, the Toronto real estate market seems to be returning to its pre-pandemic vigour.

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Are Home Prices Going to Fall 18% As CMHC Predicts?

Canada's top mortgage body just shared some pretty bleak expectations - should we take heed?

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Corona Crisis Week 10: Are Toronto Condo Prices Really Down 10%?

Why the widely reported drop in condo prices in last week's news was misleading.

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Corona Crisis Week 9: Toronto Area Real Estate Market Heating Up

The market is now more competitive than it was four weeks ago.

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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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Average Condo Rents Fall in Toronto

 The average rent for a condo across the Toronto area is down, while units for rent climb.

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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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Corona Crisis Week 6: Is Toronto’s Real Estate Market Stabilizing?

Home sales numbers continue to be down across Toronto and the GTA, but an equal drop in new homes for sale appears to be keeping prices stable.

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Corona Crisis Week 5: Toronto Area Home Sales Down Sharply

The Greater Toronto Area saw a sharp decline in both sales and new listings as home buyers and sellers adjust to the reality of the Coronavirus crisis.

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Corona Crisis Week 4: Best and Worst Performing Real Estate Markets in the GTA

Some markets in the Greater Toronto Area are showing signs of the type of slowdown that requires buyers and sellers to act carefully.

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Corona Crisis Week 3: Toronto's Real Estate Market Hits the Brakes

Toronto real estate market sales have dropped sharply in the third week of Ontario's state of emergency due to Coronavirus pandemic.

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Toronto Home Prices in 2008 Financial Crisis vs. Corona Crisis (So Far)

While the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is unprecedented, its impact on the real estate market can be seen in terms of demand and supply effects which tend to be more familiar. 

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COVID-19's Impact on Toronto Real Estate? Here's a Look Back at SARS

While our present situation is very different, we can take some lessons from the past.
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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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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 Home Buyers Should be Worried About Falling Prices (And What To Do About It)

While many buyers simply hope for the best, others focus on finding a bargain - but all should instead focus on steering clear of the problem areas that bring an overall market...

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Why You Can’t Afford a Condo in Toronto

One data trend emerges starkly amongst a litany of theories.

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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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Are Condo Units Really Sitting Empty in Toronto?

An investigation into the claim that thousands of Toronto investor-owned condos are sitting empty.

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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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How to Avoid Hidden House Problems

Use the latest in data technology to avoid being surprised by these common but ‘invisible’ house problems.

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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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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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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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Are Declines in House Prices Predictable?

Housing markets are notoriously difficult to predict - but data can help home buyers and sellers answer some critical questions.

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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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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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The Mistake That Cost Sellers Millions When Toronto's Housing Bubble Burst

This time last year, nearly 1,000 Toronto home buyers and sellers suffered major financial losses - could they have done something differently or was it just bad timing?

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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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Here’s how much a subway running under your home will cost you

Toronto’s subway story just got exciting-scary.

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Will a New Coffee Shop Increase my Home Value?

Nicole Harrington in Real Insight

For about a year now we have been seeing articles touting the ability of Starbucks, and other consumer facing retailers, to dramatically...

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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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Is Toronto’s Real Estate Market on Shaky Ground?

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

Many of our readers have been a bit concerned about the rise in inventory (homes available for sale) in Toronto’s real estate market. ...

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Home Sales Rise 3.1% in the US?

John in Real Estate Trends

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Did Garth Turner Impact Toronto's Real Estate Market?

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

When economists see a significant and sustained deviation from recent trends in data, they try to find the factor(s) that may have...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Rebound in the First Half of April 2008

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Resale home sales in the Greater Toronto Area  are down 5% in the first half of April compared to the same period last year.  This is an increase...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales down 11% in February

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Real estate sales rebounded slightly in the second half of February according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.   Resale sales were down 14%...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Break Two Records in November

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Toronto's October Real Estate Market up 15% Over Last Year

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Real Insight: Making Sense of Real Estate Statistics

John in HomeBuying, Money, Toronto Real Estate News, Real Insight

Ed note.  Real Insight is a periodic feature decoding some of the many mysteries surrounding HomeBuying.

Some...

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Toronto's September Real Estate Market up 4% over Last Year

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Real Estate Sales In Toronto - August 2007 is 5th Consecutive Record-Setting Month

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Here are the latest housing stats, in the words of the Toronto Real Estate Board:

August 2007 became the fifth record-setting month in a row,...

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