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NEWS RELEASE GTA REALTORS® Release Mid-Month Resale Housing Figures Toronto, September 16, 2011 – Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,149 transactions during the first 14 days of September, representing an increase of more than 25 per cent in comparison to the first two weeks of September 2010. New listings over the same period, at 6,890, were up by 14 per cent compared to last year. “Purchasing and paying for a home over the long term represents the single largest financial commitment most households will make over a lifetime. To make this commitment, households must be confident in their economic prospects,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver. “The fact that sales continued to grow through the first half of September suggests that GTA households remain confident that the economy will remain buoyant.” The average selling price in the first half of September was $454,194 – an increase of 11 per cent compared to the same period in September 2010. “Strong price growth in the GTA continues to be mitigated by a solid affordability picture. Mortgage rates will remain at or near current levels until the second half of 2012 if not into 2013,” said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. “In response to strong price growth, more households chose to list their homes for sale in comparison to last August. Growth in listings is expected to continue. Increased choice will result in more sustainable rates of price growth,” continued Mercer. Summary of TorontoMLS® Sales and Average Price

Sales 1,232 1,917 3,149

City of Toronto ("416") Rest of GTA ("905") GTA

September 1 - 14 2011 2010 Average Price Sales Average Price $464,825 943 $430,406 $447,362 1,567 $396,329 $454,194 2,510 $409,132

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

TorontoMLS® Sales & Average Price By Home Type

Detached Yr./Yr. % Change Semi-Detached Yr./Yr. % Change Townhouse Yr./Yr. % Change Condo Apartment Yr./Yr. % Change

416

Sales 905

September 1 - 14, 2011 Average Price Total 416 905

395 34% 117 18% 122 26% 583 31%

1,104 27% 210 11% 342 26% 220 10%

1,499 29% 327 14% 464 26% 803 25%

681,223 10% 481,477 6% 385,191 -4% 336,745 9%

532,815 12% 372,362 10% 327,441 10% 290,136 17%

Total 571,922 12% 411,403 9% 342,626 6% 323,975 12%

Source: Toronto Real Estate Board

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Mid September 2011 Market Stats