Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,187 residential sales through TREB's MLS® System in March 2019. This result was inline with 7,188 sales reported in March 2018. For the first quarter of 2019, sales were down by one per cent compared to Q1 2018.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,646 condominium apartment rental transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in the first quarter of 2019. This result was up by 7.7 per cent compared to Q1 2018. Rental transactions were up for bachelor, one-bedroom and twobedroom apartments.

With Toronto City Council set to debate a motion to move forward with a proposal for yet another increase to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), at their meeting today, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is cautioning that the strategy is risky and could have unintended consequences on already challenged home buyers.

With City Council in the midst of dealing with a huge shortfall in Land Transfer Tax revenue in 2018, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is raising concerns about a new proposal calling for the City to rely on this unpredictable revenue stream even more.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) applauds Minister Morneau and the federal government for making home buyers and housing issues a priority of the federal budget, announced today, but continues to be concerned about unnecessary mortgage restrictions, which were not addressed.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB's MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a year-overyear basis. Sales were also down compared to January 2019 following preliminary seasonal adjustment.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is hosting a Market Year in Review and Outlook 2019 Economic Summit in York Region, today, and will consist of multiple presentations dealing with the housing market, ideas on increasing housing supply and affordability and the broader economy.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced TREB's Economic Summit for Durham Region, in conjunction with TREB's fourth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook report.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) will be making a presentation to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee, today, as part of the City's consultations on its 2019 budget.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced the release of TREB's fourth annual Market Year in Review and Outlook report, in conjunction with a morning event consisting of multiple presentations and panels concerned with the housing market and broader economy.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,191 condominium apartment sales through TREB's MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that, based on rental listings and transactions reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® through TREB's MLS® System, rental market conditions remained very tight in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB's MLS® System in 2018. This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017. Total new listings entered into TREB's MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period to 155,823.

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) applauds Mayor Tory for making housing affordability one of his top and first priorities of the new term of Toronto City Council.

The Toronto Real Estate Board is concerned about the City of Toronto's continued reliance on the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) revenue to balance its budget. TREB's concern is validated by the recent City Finance Department update, being reviewed by City Council on December 13, 2018, showing revenue from the LTT $100 million lower than expected. This will be an ongoing challenge and concern for the City's finances and steps should be taken now to reduce that dependency, notwithstanding that the current overall City budget is expected to see a year-end surplus

Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that TREB Commercial Network Members reported 1,782,401 square feet of total leased space across the industrial, commercial/retail and office market segments. This result represented a 23.9 per cent decline compared to November 2017.