CENTURY 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage*
- 301-1825 Markham Road
Scarborough, ON M1B 4Z9
GTA REALTORS® Release February 2019 Stats
Greater Toronto, March 5, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,025 homes sold through TREB’s MLS® System in February 2019. This sales total was down by 2.4 per cent on a yearover-year basis. Sales were also down compared to January 2019 following preliminary seasonal adjustment.
“The OSFI mandated mortgage stress test has left some buyers on the sidelines who have struggled to qualify for the type of home they want to buy. The stress test should be reviewed and consideration should be given to bringing back 30 year amortizations for federally insured mortgages. There is a federal budget and election on the horizon. It will be interesting to see what policy measures are announced to help with home ownership affordability,” said Mr. Bhaura.
Despite sales being down year-over-year, new listings actually declined by a greater annual rate. This suggests that market conditions became tighter compared to last year. Tighter market conditions continued to support year-over-year average price growth.
Both the MLS® Home Price Index Composite Benchmark and the average selling price were up modestly on a year-over-year basis in February 2019. The MLS® HPI Composite Benchmark was up by 2.4 per cent year-over-year. The average selling price for all home types combined was up by 1.6 per cent over the same period. Price growth was driven by the condominium apartment segment and higher density low-rise home types. On a preliminary seasonally adjusted basis the average selling price was down compared to January 2019.
“Home sales reported through TREB’s MLS® System have a substantial impact on the Canadian economy. A study conducted by Altus for TREB found that, on average, each home sale reported through TREB resulted in $68,000 in spin-off expenditures accruing to the economy. With sales substantially lower than the 2016 record peak over the last two years, we have experienced a hit to the economy in the billions of dollars, in the GTA alone. This hit has also translated into lower government revenues and, if sustained, could impact the employment picture as well,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis and Service Channels.
Market Watch - February 2019
TREB HOUSING MARKET CHARTS - FEBRUARY 2019
February 2019 Monthly Info Graphs
Welcome to my Website
If you are buying or selling, I am a Real Estate Expert with the knowledge, expertise and advise. I provide the highest quality of service. Along with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand, the most recognized name in Real Estate today, I guarantee a stress free transaction and a wonderful client experience.
I am a full time and full service Real Estate Professional that you can contact if you have any questions about buying or selling, the value of your property, financing or even investment properties.
Real Estate transactions can be overwhelming. I take the time to understand your needs and work towards them until the transaction is complete. While I am an expert in the market, I also ensure that my clients understand the process from start to finish. I take the time to explain your various options to ensure that you have all of the information needed to make informed decisions that are best for you.
Let me assist you in finding your dream home and in selling your property fast and for the highest possible price.
My goal is to make the purchase and sale of your home a great experience while keeping it easy to understand and stress free. I will always exceed your expectations and provide exceptional service.
Why Century 21?
Buy Your New Home With Me! I am an Accredited Buyer's Representative and I'm here to help You
I have earned and pride myself on the following Designations:
ABR - Accredited Buyers Representative
SRS - Seller Representative Specialist
RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert
- CREA: Canadian Real Estate Association
- RECO Real Estate Council of Ontario
- OREA: ontario Real Estate Association
- TREB: Toronto Real Estate Board
- REBAC Member
- NAR: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS
- REBI Real Estate Business Institure
- ABR: Accredited Buyer Representative
- SRS: Seller Representative Specialist
- RENE: Real Estate Negotiation Expert
My Promise to You
Buying and Selling a home is one of the largest transactions you can make in your lifetime. Let a professional Real Estate Agent do what they specialize in. You want to ensure that you have the right Real Estate Agent working for you. I invite in depth conversations and pay close attention to detail regarding your needs and your goals. I then adopt them as my own. I am there for my clients before, during and after the deal has closed. I will ensure that your transactions are hassle free and stress free.
Feel free to contact me at any time if you are considering buying or selling, if you want to know the value of your property, for information regarding a mortgage pre-approval, or for anything at all.
I am here for you with professionalism, dependability and integrity............The Gold Standard.
"THE REALTOR FOR YOU, AND YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY"
What People are Saying About Me
"Veronica was referred to me by a neighbour that had sold her property with Veronica. She highly recommended Veronica to me.
Veronica was great and had my home sold above my asking price before it even hit the market. I needed a fast sale and Veronica delivered. Veronica demonstrated knowledge not only about the housing market in my area but also showed that she was aware of who prospective buyers were.
Veronica is a great agent and is very personable with excellent customer service. Because of her approach, I will contact her for purchase and sale in the future. Areas for Improvement = None. Veronica was excellent!"
Sean Kerr, Toronto
Vivienne Radford, Toronto, November 2017
"Veronica is extremely knowledgeable about her field of expertise which makes us as clients, feel confident in our decisions. She takes her job extremely seriously and her passionate personality makes her very trustworthy and reliable. We were always able to count on Veronica to answer all of our questions or to explain any doubts we had. We feel Veronica went above and beyond our expectations and delivered the highest quality of service that we have ever experienced. We will definitely recommend Veronica and Century 21 to friends and family"
Claudia Mancera & Augusto Morales, Toronto, May 2017
"Veronica, I just wanted to thank you for the incredible work you did on the recent purchase of our new and lovely home. Your dedication and hard work is really exemplary. It's not just your professionalism, confidence, responsiveness and positive attitude. What's was most impressive to us, was your determination to get us what we wanted. It was really nice to have you in our corner. It would be my pleasure to work with you again on our next sale and purchase and I would be most happy to recommend you to my friends and family."
Gail Fenton, Toronto, Ontario November 2017
"Veronica is a thorough and diligent Real Estate Agent with a great working knowledge of the GTA Market and an efficient and "GET THE JOB DONE" work ethic. We would not hesitate to recommend Veronica to any other clients requiring purchase or sale Realty Services"
Nick Bidwell & Susan Rideout: Toronto, Ontario July 2017
"I've known Veronica on a personal level for over 30 years and I knew she'd get the job done! Dealing with Veronica was an excellent experience overall. Veronica knows her stuff and is extremely professional!"
Sharon Edgley & Betty Carr
"Veronica is the best agent we have ever worked with. She is trustworthy, honest, reliable, punctual, dependable, motivated, understanding, a people person and flexible. When we thought all hope was lost for selling our house. God sent Veronica to our rescue. She sold our house in one day. We wer very happy. We will recommend Veronica to anyone that we know. Veronica, you are a true gem."
Andrea & Tony, Whitby, Ontario
"I chose to work with you because of your very friendly demeanor and you are extremely knowledgeable. You spent the time to go through everything in a through manner.
We were never afraid to bother you with questions or concerns because we knew you would help us out in a timely manner and without judgement.
It was very clear that you understand the buying & selling process and we knew that you were fighting for us every step of the way.
You're also a very nice and funny person which Rocks!"
Elena & Sean Cameron, Brampton, Ontario
" I interviewed multiple Agents, of which you were the only one that made me feel confident to do business with. The experience was remarkable. You totally rock! Thank you for referring your plumber to me. Thank you for putting my mind at ease throughout this whole experience. Thank you for being you! :-) "
Michael Kirkey, Toronto, Ontario
"My experience with Veronica was extremely good. Her knowledge of the market place is very up to date. She took time to understand my needs and requirements. I had a chance to work with other Realtors as well but I found Veronica to be the most professional and passionate. I would highly recommend Veronica to my friends and peers and I look forward to working with her in future."
Salman Arif, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica took the time to orient us and she was very efficient, flexible, and friendly from the moment we first met. Thank you again for guiding us through this process. I wouldn't want to imagine going through this without you".
Atsushi Suruga, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica got a great price for our property and handled all the details, allowing us to focus on our other everyday tasks. I would highly reccomend Veronica to anyone looking to buy or sell."
Elena & Ed, Richmond Hill, Ontario
"Thorough, Assertive & Knowledgable"
Jenny Gan & Stephen Lacey, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica was very friendly from start to finish. She was extremely knowledgable about our community and the Real Estate Market". We loved her positive manner and her persistent nature! Especially loved her high energy and sweet personaltiy! Thanks!
Susan Smith & Brenda Grisdale, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica knows her stuff and is very informative and professional. She understood what it was we were looking for and we appreciated that she didn't try to sell us something that woas over our budget. She even took the time to come by and see what we had done with the place after we moved in. I definitely recommend her. She's Amazing"
Renauta Rambaran and James Burke, Toronto, Ontario
"Very pleasant to work with. Very detail oriented which impresses me as that is very necessary in my field of work. I felt comfortable leaving things in very capable hands. Thanks for everything Veronica."
John Ramirez, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica made an oustanding first impression upon us. Her professionalism, knowledge and friendliness had a strong impact and assured us that we were making a good decision. Even though our search extended over two months, Veronica demonstrated much patience and determination. We were satisfied with all aspects of our housing search with Veronica."
Rob Fox and Hayley Chown, Toronto, Ontario
"AWESOME! - Veronica is absolutely amazing!!! She knows all the nuances of the Real Estate Industry. She is fabulous and extremely friendly, helpful and has exceptional customer service skills. She works hard for her clients. She sold our home in One day. ONE day. YES - ONE DAY!!!
Debbie Nicholls, Toronto, Ontario
"I will say this, I am impressed with your moxy and enthusiasm and we will certainly deal with you. I have complete faith that you are competent in your field and feel comfortable enough to say that we'd be delighted to work with you".
Rachelle Maynard, Toronto, Ontario
"I wanted to thank you for all that you've done to make this process a smooth and complete one. You were the utmost professional through all our dealings, and you were dedicated as ever to getting this deal done. We appreciate that, and you will be recommended by us should any of our colleagues need an agent. "
Nick Pocrnic, Oakville, Ontario
"Compared to other Real Estate Agents I've dealt with, you're amazing! You were able to answer all of our questions and if you couldn't right away, you found out for us. We'll definately contact you again in a few years when we need to upgrade"
Tammy Zappitelli, Toronto, Ontario
"Made my buying experience stress free and easy!"
Heather Brown, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica's Approach - both friendly and confident - and was exactly what we were looking for. In the end she got us the price we needed and the perfect home. Thank You!"
Thomas and Josie, Toronto, Ontario
"You are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Iwould and have already recommended you to friends. You were awesome! To sum up, great service, great service, great service! All the above combined to make it a very positive experiencewith you. We think very highly of you. Your friendliness, availability, high-energy, positive go-getter attitude, and professionalism are all truely admirable."
Ben & Rachel, Toronto, Ontario
"Great Experience - Definite Asset to the Company!"
Paul Strevez - Bradford, Ontario
"I enjoyed working with you - your advise, intuition and extensive knowledge of your rules & regulations helped me make a great purchase! Thank you for all your help & friendship."
Wilma Costamartins - Stouffville, Ontario
This was a wonderful experience throughout this journey. You were always willing to listen and offer solutions. We are climbing the mountain and thanks to you and the sale of our home the "peak" is looking much closer. "
Cindy Chesney & Lyle Roda - Whitby, Ontario
"Veronica has been extremely helpful while I was looking and buying a place. As an immigrant, I am not familiar with the market and its rules in Canada. Veronica very thoroughly explained everything to me and managed to bargain down the price for me. I was very happy with her service and outcome of the deal. I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family. "
Dan Ye - Toronto, Ontario
"Very Professional. Always available and took the initiative to make things easier for me. Provide frequents updates about the market and feedback."
Cosmond Wright, Toronto, Ontario
"Veronica is an Excellent Agent! She takes the time to explain everything in detail and handles everything for you. It was a pleasure having her as our agent. I recommend her to anyone! She is a darling to work with."
Barbara and Brinsley Perera, Toronto, Ontario
"We are really happy with your kindness and your dedication to us. With your regual phonecalls and the way you kept us up to date on everything, we always felt comfortable and informed"
Buta and Gurmeet Singh, Toronto, Ontario
"You took care of us with the purchase of our first home, so wee knew we would be in good hands with the purchase of our forever home. It's always a great experience working with you. We were so happy with the purchase of our first house we knew we wanted to work with you again. It's a comforting feeling to know that every detail will be taken care of in a prompt and timely manner. It is a stress free experience having you as our agent."
Tammy Zappitelli and Greg Harriott, Stouffville, Ontario
"Veronica Seneviratne of Century 21 Leading Edge Realty is the REAL DEAL....she managed to sell our home in 1 day!! Paperwork signed end of story in less than 1 week. Exceptional understanding of the real estate market!416 587-0457. You won't regret it."
Debbie Nicholls-Skerritt, Toronto, Ontario
"I've got the baddest real estate agent in the industry. If you guys ever need to sell/buy a home, call this lady quick! She sold our home in a day & a half, you're AWESOME!! Thank you"
Gavin Skerritt, Toronto, Ontario
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My professional background consists of 10 years managing 3rd party collection agencies, handling receivables for many large organizations, financial institutions, and government agencies. This has given me an extremely competitive edge. I am accustomed to achieving and surpassing extreme goals. My drive and determination is what will ensure that I will get you the best price for your property and get you the best price on your next real estate investment.
Prior to my Real Estate Career I had also been self employed for 10 years in sales. Hard work, perseverance and consistency is where my results came from. I apply these same attributes to the work I now do for all of my clients. This ensures that your goals are met with all of your real estate needs.
Being in Real Estate now since 2010, I am here to provide you with the utmost in professional service, the results you deserve and meet them all in timelines that work with your goals and needs.
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