(Source: TREB)

Greater Toronto REALTORS® announced 2,565 transactions in the first half of March compared to 3,183 during the same period last year. The annual rate of MLS® sales decline was the smallest in five months.

Mid-month March MLS® sales increased compared to the 2,044 sales experienced in the first half of February.

“As we move into the spring market, it appears that we are seeing stronger demand for ownership housing in the Greater Toronto Area,” said TREB President Maureen O’Neill. “Buyers are reacting to the market’s strong foundation of affordability.”

The average price for MLS® sales was $365,499 compared to $385,405 last year.

Read the full TREB press release “2,565 RESALE HOUSING TRANSACTIONS SHOWS RATE OF DECLINE SHRINKING” (March 19, 2009).

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