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Oakville Mississauga and GTA Real Estate Market Watch: Mid-August Update 2009

August 18, 2009

GTA REALTORS® Report August Mid-Month Resale Market Figures
TORONTO, August 18, 2009 – In the first two weeks of August, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 3,832 Real Estate sales – up 27 % compared to the first two weeks of August 2008. The average price for these transactions was up 3 % year-over-year to $383,796.
“The results for the first half of August indicate that many households in the GTA remain confident in their ability to purchase and pay for a home over the long term,” said TREB President Tom Lebour.
Year-to-date sales, at 54,303 are up slightly compared to 54,138 in 2008. Average price, at $385,603 is down by less than one half of one per cent.
“Strong resale housing demand will contribute to broader economic recovery as each transaction results in substantial spin-off benefits to other sectors of the economy,” explained Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.
Greater Toronto REALTORS® are passionate about their work. We adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and share a state-of-the-art Multiple Listing Service. Serving over 28,000 Members in the Greater Toronto Area, the Toronto Real Estate Board is Canada’s largest real estate board.
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