In May, the average sale price for all dwelling types in Brampton dropped again, falling by more than $200,000 since its record high in January.
For all home types combined in Brampton, the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) recorded an average monthly transaction price of $1,146,449 in May. From $1,241,658 in April, this was down $95,209, or 7.7%.
In Brampton, the composite average for all housing types decreased for the fourth month in a row. The average hit a new high of $1,367,444 in January but has since fallen by $220,995 — or 16.2 percent — over the last four months.
When compared to earlier this year’s highs, average prices were down dramatically across the board, with detached houses sliding 18.3% from an average of $1,652,088 in January to $1,355,220 last month.
Semi-detached homes set a new high in February with a monthly sale price average of $1,262,256, but have since dropped 18.5 percent to $1,028,194 in May.
The condo market in Brampton has done a little better. The average price of townhouse-style condos dropped by 11.5% from a high of $910,184 in February to $805,414 in May.
Apartment condominiums peaked in February at $693,955 and sold for an average of $616,010, an 11.2 percent decrease.
In TRREB’s monthly report, chief market analyst Jason Mercer noted that after a solid start to the year, the current rate-tightening cycle has shifted market dynamics, with many potential house purchasers deferring purchases. This has resulted in better market balance, giving buyers more negotiating leverage.
Total sales for all home types fell substantially in May compared to the same month in 2021, falling from 1,174 to 670 — a 42.9 percent drop year over year.
TRREB president Kevin Crigger remarked that rate rises by the Bank of Canada, notably the 50-basis-point boost on June 1, are having a short-term impact on property purchasers. Potential purchasers are now waiting for a price bottom, which is a psychological factor. This will almost certainly continue into the summer.