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History In The Making?

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Total inventory toronto real estate market

The Toronto real estate market has undergone such a massive turnaround over the past 3 months I wouldn’t doubt that we will look back on this as an historic event. I’m not saying things will forever be blue skies and sunshine for Toronto real estate investors and home owners, but its clear that in the past 12 months we have witnessed 2 seismic shifts. The first happened in October 2008 when the market began to free fall, and then the second occurred around May 1st when buyers came out of the woodwork in droves and ate up every available listing in sight, sending prices sky rocketing.

I’ve been talking a lot lately about supply and demand on this blog. The figures are staggering over the past few months. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the analysts and economists to explain what has happened in this city over this relatively short period of time.

Rather than try to add more words to the discussion, I found a great visual display over at that illustrates what I’ve been talking about. Take a look through the charts found on this great site and see how the last 12 months compares to activity over the past 5 years. Look at the “V” shape for the total months of inventory. Very revealing.

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