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Posted on November 8, 2011

Using a visualization of RealNet’s new home sales data in the GTA we can quickly compare year over year changes in both the number of sales, and the split between high rise and low rise sales, for a given municipality. We can also explore the relative differences among all municipalities. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 20, 2011

High rise sales had their best September we’ve ever recorded and low rise sales had their 3rd lowest September of the last 12.

High rise product types saw 2,652 sales and low rise product types recorded 1,120 sales.

Here’s a historical comparison of High Rise, Low Rise, and Total …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 18, 2011

As I apparently didn’t post anything about our August new home sales research, now is probably a good time given that we’ll have September numbers available tomorrow at our private client webinar. There are more details on how to attend on …   Continue Reading.

Posted on October 11, 2011

Here’s an update on the breakdown of high rise remaining inventory by Construction Status as of August 31, 2012. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on August 24, 2011

Total New Home sales: 2,681 up +36% over last July

High Rise New Home sales: 1,490 up +20% over last July

Low Rise New Home sales: 1,191 up +64% over last July

So again, high rise sales outperformed low rise, representing 56% of all new home sales in July 2011. This brings the mark …   Continue Reading.

Posted on August 22, 2011

2,681 new home sales in July 2011.

Check back tomorrow for the details. Click the “Sign Me Up” button for auto-notification of new posts. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on July 21, 2011

Continuing on with our look at the H1 2011 high rise sales in the GTA let’s compare the number of new units launched during the best H1 (2011) with the first half of the previous 11 years. If you were perhaps expecting much more new supply in H1 2011 than any other year then read on.

H …   Continue Reading.

Posted on July 20, 2011

Just like the good old days when the GTA was churning out 40,000+ new home sales year after year. Except it’s different this time.

The first half of 2011 saw 23,988 new home sales. That’s the 2nd best first half of the last 12 years. The difference in 2011 is that the sales strength …   Continue Reading.

Posted on July 19, 2011

June 2011 High Rise Sales: 3,027

That’s the 2nd best June ever for high rise sales behind June 2007. It’s the 4th best month ever for high rise sales behind June 2007, October 2010, and April 2011.

June 2011 Low Rise Sales: 1,654

The 4th lowest …   Continue Reading.

Posted on June 28, 2011

Following January, February, and April of 2011, May makes it 4 out of 5 months in 2011 where we’ve said “that was the highest number of high rise sales we’ve ever recorded for this month”.

May 2011 saw 2,433 new high rise sales (condo apt, loft, stacked towns), which is the best …   Continue Reading.

Posted on May 25, 2011

High rise sales (condo apt, condo loft, stacked town): 3,249 sales in April 2011.

It was the highest number of sales ever recorded for the month of April for high rise projects. Third best month ever.

It’s a different story for low rise sales as it was the third lowest number of sal …   Continue Reading.

Posted on April 25, 2011

The way I try and learn about a given submarket, or municipality, or neighbourhood, or any corner of the GTA, is to compare it to other areas. The way to Location, Location, Location is through Compare, Compare, Compare.

I like to get clients to compare different areas of the GTA on a re …   Continue Reading.

Posted on April 21, 2011

It was the 2nd best March we’ve ever recorded for high rise (apartment, loft, stacked townhouse) condo sales. 1,980 units were sold in March 2011.

RealNet clients please refer to the March 2011 Monthly Market Reports for all the details on the current month. If you need something speci …   Continue Reading.

Posted on April 14, 2011

Real Condo Investor

The web site provides three unique capabilities to Real Condo Investors and their Real …   Continue Reading.

Posted on March 24, 2011

I use sales profiles to visualize the sales performance of a group of projects over time.

A sales profile for a condo project is just the cumulative percentage of sold units in the building, illustrated as a line on a graph, over time. The line begins in the month the condo proj …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 19, 2011

We’ve been busy crunching the data from 2010 and will be releasing year end results tomorrow at our yearly RealInsider Briefing for RealNet clients.

Check back here over the next several days and weeks for highlights and analysis of the 2010 GTA New Home market. …   Continue Reading.

Posted on January 19, 2011

Here’s the year end numbers for the GTA new home market. These were released yesterday along with the full RealNet Monthly Market Reports for High Rise and Low Rise new homes, the 2010 Strategic Review Report, and the portal – all available now for RealNet clients.
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Posted on December 13, 2010

As you may be aware, I put a lot of effort into, and quite enjoy, finding different ways to present housing data. Data visualization can be a means to finding relationships that are difficult to find with just a table of numbers. It can also be a faster way to absorb market information into …   Continue Reading.

Posted on November 23, 2010

October New Homes data for the GTA and the GCA has been available in the RealInfo NH service since late last week and we’re currently preparing and delivering all the monthly reports for clients and data contributors.

Once you have reviewed the Monthly Market Reports and digested the n …   Continue Reading.

Posted on November 15, 2010

RealNet released September and Q3 2010 numbers for GTA new home sales on October 19, 2010 during a live webcast hosted by RealNet president George Carras and including a panel disccusion with Barry Lyon (NBLC), Jason Mercer (TREB), and Stephen Dupuis (BILD).

Some interesting things about …   Continue Reading.

Posted on November 15, 2010

Since January 2000, up to October 31, 2010, RealNet has researched and recorded 428,954 new home sales in the Greater Toronto Area.

Total new home sales are comprised of 161,999 High Rise sales – orange dots including apartment, loft, and stacked townhouse product types; and 266,955 Lo …   Continue Reading.

Posted on September 27, 2010

Welcome to the new blog. I’m Steven Hurst and I crunch numbers for RealNet Canada and show clients how to use market data in their real estate decision making to reduce risk and improve results.

I’ll be writing this blog as a way to discuss approaches to using data in real estate dec …   Continue Reading.