While snow fell in almost record amounts, Toronto Real Estate Board Members recorded a respectable 6,015 sales during the month of February, TREB President Maureen O’Neill announced today.

“While sales were down over 2007 (11 per cent), they are in line with historical levels for the month, and they should increase substantially as the GTA eases into Spring.” Prices rose in February, with the average climbing to $382,048, up four per cent from the $367,687 recorded in February of last year. Days-on-Market stood at 30 days, and the list-to-sale price ratio was 99 per cent. Activity within the City of Toronto generally matched that of the broader GTA. Sales moderated 14 per cent in the city to 2,310 from last year’s figure of 2,697. Prices rose two per cent to $424,235.

Breaking down the total, 2,358 sales were reported in TREB’s 28 West districts and averaged $357,884; 1,017 sales were reported in the 14 Central districts and averaged $522,480; 1,185 sales were reported in the 23 North districts and averaged $409,155; and 1,455 sales were reported in TREB’s 21 East districts and averaged $300,975.

Click to view Residential Market Update – February 2008