Over the past years, Brampton has grown as a center for economic growth and evolved as the best place for immigrants across Canada. With a culturally tolerant and accepting community, real estate has thrived in the city and will continue to grow in 2024, offering newcomers more diverse housing options. the city has a range of flats, rentals, studios, condos, and more in a neighborhood that best suits anyone’s needs. Brampton is the ninth-largest municipality in Canada and has come a long way from simply being a small town today. With the soaring inflation and increased interest rates at an all-time high, Brampton maintained its market position in 2023 with much less market activity than in 2022. There has been a dip in sales across the Brampton housing market in 2023 by over 50% compared to 2022.
According to statistics released by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB), both sales and average prices climbed each month in Brampton between January and May after bottoming out in December with an average sale price for all dwelling types combined of $981,920 across just 268 transactions.
Through the first five months of 2023, Brampton’s combined average real estate price had climbed 13.1 percent to $1,111,067 for May, with monthly sales increasing 176.9 percent to 742 transactions over that time.
The demand for ownership housing is stronger than last year, despite higher borrowing costs. With this said, home sales were hampered last month by uncertainty surrounding the Bank of Canada’s outlook on inflation and interest rates, pushing many would-be buyers to wait on the sidelines until purchasing makes more financial sense.
For those who are in a position to make a home purchase now, there are noticeably more homes to choose from compared to last year. Inventory levels saw another nice boost in November, with 10,545 new listings coming on the market, bringing the number of active listings up to 16,759 — a 40.7% increase from November 2022.
Renting in Brampton
Because of the preferred city by many immigrants for its growing suburbs, Brampton real estate is a comparatively more expensive market to rent. Brampton cracked the top 10 of the most expensive cities to rent coming in at No. 9, and had the single largest increase in rental rates compared to the same time last year.
Other, more expensive Ontario cities in the top 10 include Etobicoke with an average one-bedroom monthly rental coming in at $2,238, North York at $2,249, and Mississauga at No. 4 on the list at $2,364 for a one-bedroom and $2,832 for a two-bedroom rental.
Across Canada the average asking rents for purpose-built and condominium apartments rose above $2,000 for the first time in July, reaching $2,008 last month.