The Greater Toronto Area’s new home market was busy in October, according to the latest figures released by the Building Industry and Land Development Association and its reliable source for new home market intelligence, Altus Group.
According to the Building Industry and Land Development Association’s monthly new home market report, there were 3,061 new home sales across the GTA in September 2019, which is 73% higher than the same month a year ago.
August was a slow month for the Greater Toronto Area’s new home market, but that’s normal for this time of year. On a year-over-year basis, activity increased for the new single-family home segment, but sales were still low considering historical levels.
There’s been a lot of focus recently on the lack of supply and strong demand driving up home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, but there are other factors to consider: government fees, taxes, and charges.
The Building Industry and Land Development Association's monthly new home report announced there were 566 new single-family home sales in July 2019, which is a 136% year-over-year increase, according to Altus Group.
The mortgage stress test has been a hot topic since it was first introduced in 2018. Some in the real estate industry believe the policy has done its job and it’s time to revise it, and some believe it should remain the way it is.
Last week, councillors Mike Layton, Joe Cressy, and Kristyn Wong-Tam held a joint press conference and announced their “red light, green light” system for evaluating residential development proposals in their respective wards.