Wrong Take On Mulitple Representation - A Response To OREA & The Ontario Provincial Government

By: Philip Koev - Broker Manager & ICI Associate Director

Wrong Take On Mulitple Representation - A Response To OREA & The Ontario Provincial Government

Tags: Real Estate News, Toronto Homes, House Prices, Multiple Representation, Beacon Real Estate Team, Philip Kocev

Philip Kocev's response to the Ontario Real Estate Board (OREA) and Ontario Provincial Government regarding their recommendations to manage "double ending" in the real estate transaction posted in Real Estate Magazine Online (from Aug 29, 2017) As an ethical, active real estate broker in Toronto who is very familiar with the concerns buyers have with multiple representation (ma...Read More

Proudly Sponsoring:  The 2017 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (May 24 - June 4)

By: Beacon Real Esate Team

Proudly Sponsoring:  The 2017 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (May 24 - June 4)

Tags: Inside Out Film Festival, toronto LGBT film festival, Sponsorship, Beacon Team, Beacon Real Estate Team, toronto Real Estate

  For those who haven't had a chance to attend and experience this amazing festival -  Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that was started in 1991 that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film and video made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities. ...Read More

Window Cleaning: 101

By: Kevin Hartley

Window Cleaning: 101

Tags: Tips, Spring, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Market, Beacon Real Estate Team, Home Maintenance, Cupboard & Cabin, Sellers, Listing, Toronto Homes, Home Ownership

  Whistle while you work, and washing windows won't seem like such a chore. Better still, use the right tools, and these tips help make the task not only quick and easy but remarkably productive. Tools and Materials Mix a cleaning solution of 2c. white vinegar and 2c. hot water and 1 tsp. of dish soap. Soft-bristled brush, large sponges Extendable squeegee Lint-free cloths (not wa...Read More

Abundant Basil All Season!

By: Kevin Hartley

Abundant Basil All Season!

Tags: Tips, Spring, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Market, Beacon Real Estate Team, Home Maintenance, Sellers, Listing, Toronto Homes, Home Ownership, Design

  You can enjoy abundant Basil all season long with these easy tips. Plant Basil in Full Sun. Water regularly and fertilize every 2 to 3 weeks. Low growing, colourful nasturtiums add a pop of colour and make a great container mate, as do grape and cherry tomatoes. Grow away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants. Always rinse before using.   F...Read More

Choosing Exterior Paint Colours

By: Kevin Hartley

Choosing Exterior Paint Colours

Tags: Tips, Spring, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Market, Beacon Real Estate Team, Home Maintenance, Sellers, Listing, Toronto Homes, Home Ownership, Design, East york Chronicle

  Painting the outside of your home seems like a simple enough task, at first; until you arrive at the hardware store to find there isn't just one can labeled “house paint,” but rather a myriad of paint and colour options. Read on as I offer you a no-nonsense guide to selecting an exterior colour scheme.   Thankfully, we live in an older neighbourhood with no homeowners ...Read More

Summer Grilling Tips

By: Kevin Hartley

Summer Grilling Tips

Tags: Tips, Spring, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Market, Beacon Real Estate Team, Home Maintenance, Sellers, Listing, Home Ownership, Toronto Homes

  Everyone loves an outdoor BBQ with delicious food hot off the grill…proper maintenance and food safety ensure no one regrets your next soirée. A grill that is clean and in good condition will, ultimately, last longer and make your food taste better all summer long.   Test for Leaks:  Rub a 50/50 mix of dishwashing liquid diluted with water along the gas hose, and it...Read More

Save Money On Your Spring Gardens

By: Kevin Hartley

Save Money On Your Spring Gardens

Tags: Tips, Spring, Toronto Real Estate, Spring Market, Beacon Real Estate Team, Home Maintenance, Sellers, Listing

  Spring is sprung, and it's time to start planting this year's gardens. Growing your vegetables and flowers can save you big bucks, but other gardening costs can leech away the financial benefits. I’ve got these tips to help you save on everything your green thumb requires. Rise & Shine! When it comes to shopping, the best selection at local garden centers will be found b...Read More

Spotless Decks & Patios

By: Kevin Hartley

Spotless Decks & Patios

Tags: Toronto, Homes, Spring, Repairs, Beacon Team, Home Maintenance, Tips

        The exterior condition of your home can add or detract from its value just as the interior does. You can enhance your "curb appeal," with spotless decks, patios, and walkways. Like indoor flooring, decks, patios, and stone or concrete walkways will benefit from regular cleaning. Don't sweat it; no weekly vacuuming required. A once yearly scrubbing will...Read More

Sell Your Home For More As A Certified Resale Home!

By: Philip Kocev

Sell Your Home For More As A Certified Resale Home!

Tags: Resale, Selling, Sellers, Beacon Team, Real Estate, Toronto, Home Warranty, certified resale home, first canadian title, beacon real estate team

  The Certified Resale Home program, which is backed by First Canadian Title, gives both Buyers and Sellers peace of mind by providing an 18-month warranty on the top four major home inspection blind spots (Roof, Heating, Cooling and Foundation with options for Swimming Pools & Septic Tanks) for their resale home paired with a seamless client-focused claim&n...Read More

Market Update: CONDOS, OMG!!

By: Kevin Hartley

Market Update: CONDOS, OMG!!

Tags: Toronto, Condos, Beacon Team, iPro Realty, Kevin Hartley

The real news and the core of this update is about condos! So, I’ll quickly say that the freehold market is still crazy. The pattern of seeing that which comes onto the market selling quickly and in multiple offers still holds true. And, as the media reports, the lack of inventory is driving prices sky high over the same time last year. By how much? Well, media reports averages anywhere from...Read More

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