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Toronto Home Prices Drop 16% in Historic Five-Month Slump

  • Benchmark price falls again in August; sales rise over July
  • Markets are betting on 75 basis point rate increase next week
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Toronto home prices fell for a fifth straight month, the longest skid since 2017, as the property market adjusts to sharply higher interest rates from the Bank of Canada.

The benchmark price for a home in Canada’s largest city dropped 2.8% in August compared with the month before to reach C$1.12 million (about $854,000), according to data released Friday by the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.