Last month a house in Toronto’s west end made headlines when it sold for $200,000 above it’s $639,900 list price. That’s 131% of the asking price. Earlier this week, I shared some astonishing sales from the weekend. Two houses sold for 138% and 129% of asking price. Both homes were in the $1,000,000 plus price range.
Yesterday, this house at 3 Ross St, in Toronto was listed for $829,000. It sold for $1,308,880. That’s 158% of asking price or $479,880. This semi-detached house is located in the College and Spadina area of Toronto. It sits on a 20′ x 116′ lot.
We can debate whether these are sales tactics (you know, list way below market price to attract buyers and create a buying frenzy) or if this means the market has gone crazy. To me, this just reaffirms my belief that this is a seller’s market. There is a pent-up demand for housing. And when the supply is low, higher prices usually follow.
Interesting, yesterday, a report from Tourism Toronto showed in 2103, 9.22million hotel rooms were booked. Up 2.8% from 2012. I’m not sure there is a direct correlation between the visitors and house prices but Toronto has certainly become a world-class city. Maybe our prices reflect that, too?
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