In April, for the first time in its 82-year history, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported over 8,000 existing home sales in a single month, TREB President David Pearce reported today. The 8,181 figure exceeded March’s 7,602 sales, the previous all time record, by 8%, and was up 33% from the 6,163 sales recorded in April of last year.

“Although Spring is the busiest season for the housing market and April’s result came as no surprise, we are of course delighted that the market is demonstrating sustained strength. Historically low Interest rates, strong employment and immigration numbers are all contributing to this trend, which we expect will continue into 2003.” Prices continued to rise in April, with the average going to 277,664 from March’s $274,874, a 1% increase, and up 11% from April of 2001.

Breaking down the total, 3,120 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $254,343; 1,300 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $399,449; 1,618 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $299,449; and 2,143 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $221,367.

Click to view Residential Market Update – April 2002