GTA Real Estate Market Watch - February 2020

By: Jay Rana

GTA Real Estate Market Watch - February 2020

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GTA Real Estate Market Watch – February 2020.
Published March 4th, 2020

 Here's what happened in the GTA Real Estate Market last month February 2020
Price comparison to February 2019 (last year)

Nearly a 20% appreciation in Condos year over year!! Wow. It beat the predicted appreciation of 6-10% that analysts were saying via financial reporting at the start of February. Aside from Semi’s, all other property types had double-digit year-over-year increases.
As I had mentioned at the beginning of Feb, multiple offers were already starting and throughout February, they continued – much more sooner than the typical spring market, causing every property type to appreciate vs Jan 2020:
  Lower supply coupled with increased demand, changes in lending (easing up) helped buyers not just get qualified, but gain confident entry points to beat the upcoming white-hot spring market. With some of the further upcoming changes to lending as well as additional attempts to stimulate the economy – I don’t see this slowing down through March.

Even with fears of the Covid-19 spreading and impacting the Chinese economy (thus overall trade & the world economy), unless there is a literal global shut-down of industry and massive upticks in unemployment as a result - I’m still predicting an above normal INSANE Spring Market.

Buyers – YOU CAN STILL PAY IN THE FAIR MARKET RANGE FOR PROPERTIES, EVEN IN A MULTIPLE-OFFER MARKET. Your agent should be competent enough to guide you how to accomplish this. 

Sellers, if you were thinking of selling: CONSIDER LISTING ASAP!!
Beat the competition and get a firm deal within the next month or two – especially if you were also planning on buying (move-up or downsizing)


Please note that these are overall GTA stats & trends, which do apply to the regions of York, Durham, Peel & Toronto - however, if you'd like specific information regarding a particular region or city, please let me know and I can provide more precise statistics and information.


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