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The power of supply and demand was the driver of the GTA real estate market in the first month of the new decade, steering sales stats into positive double digits.
The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board MLS reported 4,581 sales for January 2020, which represents a greater than 15% increase over the same period last year and the 10th consecutive month of gains in sales numbers. The average selling price for January 2020 was $839,363 – more than 12% higher than a year ago. While both sales and price growth were above pre stress test levels, January’s active listings were down 35% from last year and were at the lowest level since January 2017, suggesting that the regulation’s impact was temporary and that until supply scarcity is solved, prices will continue to climb.