High prices, low interest rates, and steady immigration have ensured the Toronto Condominium market remains strong as the amount of available units dwindles. According to Urbanation’s Q2 survey, unsold inventory is down 13% in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year, and although 17,709 units were available for purchase at the end of June, only 1,425 were complete and move-in ready. The remainder are in various stages of construction and pre-construction making them more appealing options to buyers interested in an investment to rent out rather than those looking for new primary homes.
This decrease in move-in ready inventory has prompted a surge in sales of available units in completed developments, such as the 20 remaining units in Greybrook and Plazacorp’s King West Life Condominium development, which sold out in the summer of 2015.
Demand is expected to remain high as potential development sites within the city become harder to secure and obtain approvals for, which in turn decreases the amount of new residential projects launching each year. Stay tuned to Deal Blog for new project announcements within the GTA and beyond.