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Rebound hammers affordability

Housing affordability deteriorated sharply in Toronto in the third quarter of 2009 as home prices spiked above pre-recession levels. "The big improvement in stock markets likely helped drive prices higher, especially since Toronto has many people who work in the financial services area," Hélène Bégin, senior economist at Desjardins Bank, said in an interview yesterday.

Low interest rates, pent-up demand and a lack of listings saw average Toronto prices for existing homes hit $402,762 in the July-September period, the largest such increase of any Canadian city.

See article by Tony Wong in the Toronto Star »

October 29, 2009 in Toronto Real Estate Trends | Permalink


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