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Did we just hit the peak of the Toronto RE bubble?

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fdl wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:31 am
So anecdotally, anyone seeing a spike in listings ? I'm seeing lots more listings this week than last in the areas I am monitoring.
No spike in listings in my area for detached homes.
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fdl wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:31 am
So anecdotally, anyone seeing a spike in listings ? I'm seeing lots more listings this week than last in the areas I am monitoring.
I wouldn't call it a spike but there is an uptick in condo listings in my area since the beginning of September.
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CollegeGraduate wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:26 am
How are these people? Are they bias towards either side? Based on their past reviews.
Was directed to Better Dwelling from article below (real estate blogs to follow),

http://www.psrbrokerage.com/2017/03/goo ... blogs-now/

Claim to be Canada's largest independent real estate blog... IMO, their pieces do seem to be data driven...

Agents that I have spoken with this past week indicate that their clients are still hesitant/ gun shy re jumping into the market.
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fdl wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:31 am
So anecdotally, anyone seeing a spike in listings ? I'm seeing lots more listings this week than last in the areas I am monitoring.
Slight bump in the areas I look at as well. High asking prices - seems like people expect to get March prices. Would be interesting to see sold prices but realmarketwatch still down this morning.
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fdl wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:31 am
So anecdotally, anyone seeing a spike in listings ? I'm seeing lots more listings this week than last in the areas I am monitoring.
Definitely seeing more listings in my area (Richmond Hill / Markham). Some houses I was watching back in the summer that were terminated were put back on the market.

Also got flyers in the mail from real estate agents stating why "September is the time to sell", so I guess it is true that most RE agents are advising their clients to wait until September to list / relist.
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Condo listings in the areas I monitor seem to be about the same this week as last. But the amount of new listings are outpacing sales. So if this keeps up it should put downward pressure on prices.
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DaMan12 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 12:37 pm
Condo listings in the areas I monitor seem to be about the same this week as last. But the amount of new listings are outpacing sales. So if this keeps up it should put downward pressure on prices.
Now people can't afford to carry condos anymore?
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CollegeGraduate wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 12:39 pm
Now people can't afford to carry condos anymore?
Huh? All I was trying to say was that there appears to be more people trying to sell than there is trying to buy in the areas I look at (Not C01).
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I don't think it is a surprise to see listings up as many speculated some owners would try to hold on until September. I can't image the amount of listings will be nearly as high as the first dump though.
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fdl wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 10:31 am
So anecdotally, anyone seeing a spike in listings ? I'm seeing lots more listings this week than last in the areas I am monitoring.
Seems pretty much the same in the 3 areas I check. That said it's sales and listings that seem to be puttering a long. I wonder if the market will just be dull for awhile.
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CollegeGraduate wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 12:39 pm
Now people can't afford to carry condos anymore?
Very possible. I know of a bunch of families who have a house and then borrowed against it to purchase 2-3 other condos to rent out to people. They have like 5-10% equity across all their properties at the moment. Guess whats gonna happen if rates keep on going up. Thhere's a ton of people who cant afford condos but own them. Barely.

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Buggy166 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:24 pm
Very possible. I know of a bunch of families who have a house and then borrowed against it to purchase 2-3 other condos to rent out to people. They have like 5-10% equity across all their properties at the moment. Guess whats gonna happen if rates keep on going up. Thhere's a ton of people who cant afford condos but own them. Barely.

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A bunch of families huh
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Buggy166 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:24 pm
Very possible. I know of a bunch of families who have a house and then borrowed against it to purchase 2-3 other condos to rent out to people. They have like 5-10% equity across all their properties at the moment. Guess whats gonna happen if rates keep on going up. Thhere's a ton of people who cant afford condos but own them. Barely.

Remember, you're richer than you think. ;)
Considering condos are up 20% YoY it seems almost impossible this is true unless all these families bought all those condos 5 months ago.
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With data out to date, appears unlikely that a Fall bounce-back/ reversal/ march-up in prices will materialize. Mid-month Sept TREB numbers should shed greater light on this...
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rjg4235 wrote:
Sep 12th, 2017 1:50 pm
Considering condos are up 20% YoY it seems almost impossible this is true unless all these families bought all those condos 5 months ago.
most bought them in the last 3 years, with the last purchased this last spring i believe. Im not in Toronto so i havent asked them whats up lately, but the jist of it is they're rented out and thats about it.

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