Demand Grows for Toronto Condo Rentals

by Chris on July 29, 2013

The number of condo apartments rented in Toronto second quarter grew by 23 per cent, according to a rental market report released by the Greater Toronto Area REALTORS®.

Apartment listings in the city also rose by 15 per cent.

tenant screening“Condominium apartments rented out by investors have become an increasingly important part of the overall rental stock in the GTA, given that very few purpose-built rental properties have been completed over the last decade,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher.

“The fact that annual growth in rental transactions outstripped growth in the number of units listed for rent suggests that conditions in the GTA tightened over the past year and that the vacancy rate has remained very low. Strong competition between renters for available units has prompted continued upward pressure in average rents,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Average rents for one-bedroom and two-bedroom condominium apartments increased well-above the rate of inflation on a year-over-year basis in the second quarter, reaching $1,611 per month and $2,174 per month respectively.

“Strong demand for condo rentals has come from households who want to live in up-to-date units but who are not ready to buy. These renter households include would-be first-time buyers who are waiting to save a down payment and/or benefit from increased incomes and new comers to Canada who often choose to rent before entering into the home ownership market,” continued Ms. Usher.

“The fact that annual growth in rental transactions outstripped growth in the number of units listed for rent suggests that conditions in the GTA tightened over the past year and that the vacancy rate has remained very low. Strong competition between renters for available units has prompted continued upward pressure in average rents,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

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Condominium rentals in Toronto February 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Demand will not stop rising. Prices and demand both will increase during this quarter too.

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