Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc.,
Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 

Phone: 416-745-2300

Cell: 647-404-8150 
Toll Free: 1-888-507-0817

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Toronto Market Up 16.2% in a Year

May 7, 2016 - Updated: May 7, 2016

Toronto Market Up 16.2% in a Year


For those who are following the market, here is a list of the average prices for single family homes in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) in 2015 and for the first four months of 2016, as reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board.




January                $552,925

February              $596,320

March                  $613,818

April                    $636,094

May                     $649,648

June                     $639,309

July                      $608,875

August                 $603,534

September            $627,818

October                $630,254

November            $632,800

December             $608,753


January                 $630,527

February               $686,058

March                   $687,936

April                     $739,082


Previously we had calculated the increase just this year, that is, 1 January 2016 to 30 April 2016. The increase in value so far this year has been $130,329.00, that’s a 21.4% increase, just in the first four months of 2016.


But, does that make sense? Is that a true indicator of the market?


Let’s do another calculation, this time from last April. This will give us the “trailing 12 months”.


If we undertake that calculation, we have a $102,988.00 increase from $636,094.00 to $739,082.00, which is a 16.2% increase for the trailing 12 months.


The only way that we can have a lower return is if we are losing money somewhere. In this case, the market trended downward late in the year.  From April 2015 to November 2015 the numbers held fairly steady and then the market dropped.


Does this mean anything? Maybe not!


This is clear and predictable. It happens every year. So, if someone says that the market has gone up from last year, just exactly what do they mean? And, what’s more important, do they have a vested interest in telling you 21.4% rather than 16.2%?


Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker

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Brian Madigan LL.B. Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. , Toronto Ontario,

Phone: 416-745-2300

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