GTA Real Estate Trends: November 2023 Unpacked

GTA Real Estate Trends: November 2023 Unpacked

As the chilly winds of November swept through the Greater Toronto Area, so did the winds of change in the real estate landscape. Economic uncertainties and the persistent weight of borrowing costs continued to influence the market, bringing about shifts in sales, listings, and pricing dynamics. Let’s delve into the intricacies of November 2023, comparing and contrasting the trends with the previous month and the same period last year.

Market Performance Recap

In November 2023, GTA REALTORS® reported a total of 4,236 home sales through TRREB’s MLS® System. This marked a 6% decline compared to the same month in 2022. Contrasting with October 2023, sales experienced a slight uptick, reflecting a nuanced ebb and flow in market activity. Meanwhile, new listings, a key indicator of market vitality, saw a 16.5% surge, reaching 10,545 listings in November.

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Sales Trends by Property Type: A Comparative Analysis

The distribution of sales across property types provides a nuanced picture of the market dynamics:

  • Detached Homes: Sales in this category fell by -7.7%, dropping from 2,056 in November 2022 to 1,881 in November 2023.
  • Semi-Detached Homes: A positive trend was observed, with sales growing by 6.6%, from 386 in November 2022 to 404 in November 2023.
  • Townhomes: The townhome segment experienced a -8.7% decline, with 696 units sold in November 2023, down from 774 in the same month the previous year.
  • Condo Units: Condo sales saw a -5.9% decrease, with 1,212 units sold in November 2023 compared to 1,289 in November 2022.

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Price Trends: A Closer Look at November 2023

The Average Selling Price in the GTA, encompassing all property types, stood at $1,082,179, exhibiting a marginal 0.3% increase compared to the previous year. This, however, reflects a cooling trend from October 2023, where the average price was $1,125,928.

Property Type Breakdown:

  • Detached Homes: The average selling price for detached homes witnessed an 0.8% increase, reaching $1,403,500 in November 2023.
  • Semi-Detached Homes: This segment experienced a 2% year-over-year price growth, with an average selling price of $1,060,829.
  • Townhomes: Conversely, townhomes saw a decline of -1.7%, settling at an average selling price of $885,818.
  • Condo Units: The condo market displayed resilience with a 0.4% increase, reaching an average selling price of $710,501.

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New Listings Surge: November 2023 Highlights

A notable aspect of November 2023 was the robust increase in new listings, surging by 16.5% year-over-year. This influx, totaling 10,545 new listings, provides potential buyers with increased options and contributes to a more dynamic market.

Time on Market Dynamics: A Shift from the Previous Year

The Average Time on Market (PDOM) saw an increase, now standing at 39 days compared to 33 days in November 2022. This represents an 18.2% increase in the estimated time it takes to sell a home.

Looking Ahead: The GTA Real Estate Landscape

As the year draws to a close, the GTA real estate market grapples with a delicate balance of factors. Affordability challenges persist, but the anticipation of lower borrowing costs in the coming months may bring relief. The market, characterized by its resilience and adaptability, continues to evolve, presenting both challenges and opportunities for buyers and sellers alike.

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*Disclaimer: This analysis is based on data from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) and is intended for informational purposes only. Team McDadi recommends consulting a qualified real estate professional for personalized guidance. Sam McDadi, BSc., M.B.A., Sales Representative. *Based on dollar volume closed transactions 2011-2022. Total career sales with a team of 60+ agents, TRREB stats 1988-2022. © 2023 Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc Brokerage. All rights reserved. E. & O.E.