The Power to Move You Market Review - June 2022

By: Theresa Baird

The Power to Move You Market Review - June 2022

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, July 6, 2022 3 Higher borrowing costs continued to impact home sales in June 2022. Sales totalled 6,474 3 down by 41 per cent compared to last year9s strong result. The number of transactions was also down compared to May 2022, but this is often the case due to the seasonal nature of the market.

The average selling price, at $1,146,254, remained 5.3 per cent above the June 2021 level, but continued to trend lower on a monthly basis. The MLS® Home Price Index Composite benchmark was up by 17.9 per cent year-over-year, but also experienced a month-over-month dip compared to May. Annual price growth was driven more so by less expensive market segments, including townhouses and condominium apartments.

"Home sales have been impacted by both the affordability challenge presented by mortgage rate hikes and the psychological effect wherein home buyers who can afford higher borrowing costs have put their decision on hold to see where home prices end up. Expect current market conditions to remain in place during the slower summer months. Once home prices stabilize, some buyers will re-enter the market despite higher borrowing costs," said TRREB President Kevin Crigger.