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As the summer solstice approaches (typically June 20th or 21st ), the Toronto real estate market is poised for a unique set of circumstances. With the longest day of the year, the market is expected to experience a surge in activity which brings a unique energy to the Toronto real estate market. By understanding the seasonal trends and nuances of your local market, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions as a buyer or seller. Stay informed and stay ahead of the game.

Know Your Real Estate Market

According to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, May 2024 home sales experienced a significant drop in activity, particularly compared to the brief market boost last spring. Homebuyers remain cautious in their purchasing decisions, largely due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding mortgage rates. However, the Bank of Canada has announced its first interest rate cut in four years, reducing the policy rate by 25 basis points to 4.75%. This rate cut by the Bank of Canada is expected to spur housing demand.

What does this mean for you?

Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers: The recent rate cut by the Bank of Canada could make mortgages more affordable, encouraging buyers who have been hesitant due to high borrowing costs to get back in the market. This could lead to increased competition, especially with the summer solstice boosting market activity.

Enhanced Property Appeal: For sellers, now is an ideal time to market properties that feature attractive outdoor living spaces. The longer daylight hours make these features more appealing, potentially increasing the property’s value and
speed of speed.

Strategic Investments: For investors, the combination of lower interest rates and heightened summer demand creates a promising environment for property investments. Acting swiftly could allow you to capitalize on rising property values before the market adjusts to the new interest rates.

Timely Renovations:  Homeowners considering selling should take advantage of the summer months to complete renovations and upgrades. These improvements can significantly enhance curb appeal and interior aesthetics, making homes more attractive to potential buyers and increasing resale value.

Tips for Buyers and Sellers

Be prepared: As the summer solstice approaches, make sure you’re prepared to act quickly when finding your dream home or listing your property.
Research neighbourhoods: Understand the local market dynamics and neighbourhood trends to make informed decisions.
Work with a reputable agent: Partner with a knowledgeable agent who knows the Toronto real estate market and can guide you through the buying or selling process.

Ready to Make Your Move?

Contact us today to learn more about summer real estate and how we can help you buy or sell your home during this exciting time in the real estate market!