GTA Realtors® Report March 2024 Home Sales: A Recap


March 2024 witnessed fluctuations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) housing market, with various factors influencing sales and listings. A report recently released by the GTA REALTORS® sheds some light on the dynamics of the housing market during this period. Let’s delve into the key highlights of the report and understand the implications for buyers, sellers, and the overall market landscape.

March 2024 Home Sales Overview

According to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB), March 2024 home sales, as reported through the MLS® System, experienced a decline compared to the same period last year. This dip, amounting to 4.5%, was attributed in part to the timing of the statutory holiday Good Friday, which fell in March this year as opposed to April last year. Despite this decline, the market remained competitive, with buyers vying for available properties.

Market Dynamics

One notable trend was the increase in new listings, marking a 15% rise over March 2023. This influx of listings contributed to a better-supplied market compared to the previous year. However, on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, both sales and new listings experienced marginal decreases, highlighting the nuanced fluctuations within the market.

First Quarter Performance

The first quarter of 2024 ended on a positive note, with sales up by 11.2% year-over-year. New listings followed suit, exhibiting a higher annual growth rate of 18.3%. This trend suggests a gradual improvement in market conditions, with buyers and sellers adjusting to evolving dynamics.

Insights from Industry Leaders

Jennifer Pearce, President of TRREB, emphasized the evolving market sentiment, with homeowners anticipating a spring uptick in market conditions. Pearce expressed optimism, foreseeing potential sales growth and tighter market conditions in the near future, particularly with the expectation of lower borrowing costs.

Jason Mercer, TRREB's Chief Market Analyst, highlighted the incremental growth in the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Composite benchmark and the average selling price. Mercer anticipated further price acceleration in the coming months, driven by the alignment of sales growth with listings and the emergence of sellers’ market conditions.

Addressing Supply Concerns

John DiMichele, CEO of TRREB, underscored the importance of addressing supply concerns amidst increasing demand for both ownership and rental housing. DiMichele called for innovative solutions to boost housing supply, including the removal of roadblocks to non-traditional arrangements and the encouragement of gentle density initiatives.


The March 2024 statistics released by GTA REALTORS® offer valuable insights into the evolving dynamics of the housing market. Despite temporary fluctuations, the market shows resilience, with stakeholders adapting to changing conditions. As we navigate through the year, the focus remains on fostering a balanced housing ecosystem that caters to the diverse needs of buyers and promotes affordability across the GTA.

Read the full report here.

Original source: Market Watch.

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