Based on the number of sold properties entered into the MLS system, both detached and semi-detached home sales are up year-over-year in the GTA and in the City of Toronto.
In the City of Toronto, detached house sales saw a 13 per cent jump to 60 from 53 properties, while semi-detached sales increased 19 per cent from the same period last year to 25 from 21 properties.
The GTA saw a similar gain, with sales rising 13 per cent for semi-detached houses to 61 from 54 last year, and 26 per cent for detached houses to 321 from 255.
For condo apartments, the GTA area experienced a small two per cent dip in sales compared to last year, while the City of Toronto saw a decrease of eight per cent.
In the GTA, there were 194 condo apartment sales, and 132 in the City of Toronto during the week of Aug. 8 to 14.