9,012 sales were reported for May 2023 – a 24.7% increase compared to May 2022. Conversely, new listings were down by 18.7% over the same period. On a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis, sales were up by 5.2% compared to April 2023.
“The demand for ownership housing has picked up markedly in recent months. Many homebuyers have recalibrated their housing needs in the face of higher borrowing costs and are moving back into the market. In addition, strong rent growth and record population growth on the back of immigration has also supported increased home sales. The supply of listings hasn’t kept up with sales, so we have seen upward pressure on selling prices during the spring,” said TRREB Chief Market Analyst Jason Mercer.
The average selling price, at $1,196,101, represented a small 1.2% decline relative to May 2022. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, the average selling price was up by 3.5 per cent compared to April 2023.