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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Move Smartly Report January 2021

 

Real Estate NewsToronto Condos & Homes

January 22, 2021


“Heat and Hangovers” in Toronto Real Estate 2021 Forecast by Toronto Storeys


Mid-way through January, 2021 has passed its prime “Happy New Year, the world is fresh again” territory. As resolution-based behaviour begins to fade, so too does the rose-coloured tint some may have held over their ideas about the year ahead.

Friday, January 22, 2021

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 22ND, 2021


 

Toronto’s vacancy rate on apartments hit 5.7% in the fourth quarter of 2020, the highest level the city has recorded in 50 years, after nearly a decade of being under 2%. As the pandemic pushed tenants outside the core of the city, the vacancy rate in the 905 areas surrounding Toronto remained at a much tighter 2%. These results are just an example to just how drastically the pandemic altered the rental market.

As vacancy rates rose last year, rents declined. A study from Rentals.ca last week showed the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto fell 20% year-over-year in December to $1,832 and a 17.5% drop for a two bedroom to $2,416. Condo leasing activity soared 25% last year to a record 38,366 units. The average rent for condos, unlike apartments, dropped 14% to $2,076 across the Toronto region, the lowest since mid 2017. Rentals.ca predicts rents could continue to decline for the next three or four months because of weaker demand and more supply.

The freehold market on the other hand is starting off with a bang! The biggest source of concern are listings. The buyers are out there circling, and the weather has been kind to us, but the multiple offers are starting up again. Stories of a townhouse in Mississauga having 71 offers to a house in Oshawa having 47 offers. With low borrowing costs and high demand, the supply issue again is of concern. Are potential sellers reluctant to list their properties for sale in this uncertain market? The buyers are out there waiting. We remain cautiously optimistic!


Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full-service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto, Muskoka, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Hope and Cambridge, Ontario since 1928. We have three centrally located offices in Toronto and over 250 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized internationally thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately reflect the true temperature of the real estate market.

Friday, January 15, 2021

UPDATE FOR THE WEEK ENDING JANUARY 15TH, 2021


 

Despite the pandemic, Canadians continue to remain optimistic when it comes to the future and their finances. Many Canadians remain confident in their ability to save and continue to aspire to make their dream of owning a home a reality. This from a poll this week that RBC released titled Home Buying Sentiment Poll. Despite the negative implications COVID-19 has had on nearly every business sector, it appears the pandemic hasn’t had a lasting effect on the real estate industry as Canadians still believe in the strength of the housing market — despite growing concerns of the overall economy.

The poll, which provides updates related to the Canadian housing market, found that while the vast majority of respondents were concerned about the financial impacts of COVID-19 (78%), less than half of respondents polled said they were concerned about the impact the second wave of the pandemic will have on the real estate market (43%). When asked, 80% of respondents said that home ownership is a good investment right now, with 52% believing that home prices will continue to go up. Another 60% said that homes in their respective locales are overvalued, and 56% said that affordability will only worsen in the near future.

High home values continue to drive many Canadians further outside of major city centres, both in search of affordability and more space. When asked, Canadians said they were most interested in purchasing property in the suburbs or a commuter city (38%), followed by rural areas (26%). Only 14% of respondents said they would look to purchase a home in a major metropolitan area.

This survey follows the release of the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index (BNCCI), which revealed Canadians are currently showing the highest level of real estate market optimism in the past nine months, further suggesting confidence in the Canadian housing market continues to grow even as the country grapples with the current resurgence of COVID-19. Many Canadians remain confident in their ability to save and continue to aspire to make their dream of owning a home a reality.

Bosley Real Estate Ltd. is a full-service boutique brokerage operating in Toronto, Muskoka, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Hope and Cambridge, Ontario since 1928. We have three centrally located offices in Toronto and over 250 sales representatives selling and leasing homes and condominiums in all the vibrant communities we work in. Our brand is well recognized internationally thanks to our unique affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Our sales teams meet weekly to discuss market conditions, trending topics, and anecdotes that more accurately reflect the true temperature of the real estate market.