Proudly Sponsoring: The 9th Annual Danforth Thrill Of The Grill - June 16th

By: Beacon Real Estate Team

Proudly Sponsoring: The 9th Annual Danforth Thrill Of The Grill - June 16th

Tags: Thrill of the Grill, Toronto, Danforth, Beacon Real Estate Team

    This year we are proud to announce that Beacon Team and iPro Realty are an official sponsor of the 9th Annual Danforth Thrill of the Grill! Thrill of the Grill is a popular community event organized by the Danforth Business Improvement Area to showcase it’s merchants and excellent eateries, while raising funds for kidney cancer research. The Food Network’s Chef...Read More

Information Session: Right Sizing for Your Life Stage (May 30th)

By: Beacon Real Estate Team

Information Session: Right Sizing for Your Life Stage (May 30th)

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, RBC, Royal Bank, Downsizing, Nancy Grenier

  INFORMATION SESSION @ THE BLACK DOG PUB (87 Island Rd) Are you, a close family member or a friend looking to move from your long-time home and no sure where to start? Join us for this exclusive learning opportunity on May 30th, 2018 at the Black Dog Pub as we discuss the elements of downsizing and right sizing and what it could mean for you! Please RSVP by contacting Beverley Ellis...Read More

Priced Out Of The Market? Rent vs. Buy? Can You Do Both?!

By: Philip Kocev

Priced Out Of The Market? Rent vs. Buy? Can You Do Both?!

Tags: Toronto Real Estate, Housing, Lifestyle, Philip Kocev, Beacon Real Estate Team, Renting, Buying

Recently we wrote A Paradigm Shift: Re-Thinking What It Means To Live In Toronto, where we touched on the subject of being “ok” with renting and looking at alternative ways to build equity, which we thought we would build on…   Many Torontonians and Canadians in expensive markets might feel like they will never be able to own a home. Take a look at any newspaper over the la...Read More

Proudly Sponsoring: The 2018 Inside Out Festival (May 24th to June3rd)

By: Beacon Real Estate Team

Proudly Sponsoring: The 2018 Inside Out Festival (May 24th to June3rd)

Tags: Inside Out Film Festival, Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Beacon Real Estate Team, Toronto Real Estate, Sponsorship

  For those who aren’t familiar or haven't had a chance to attend and experience this amazing festival, the Toronto LGBT Film Festival is organized by Inside Out, a not-for-profit registered charity 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 tra...Read More

A Paradigm Shift: Re-Thinking What It Means To Live In Toronto

By: Philip Kocev

A Paradigm Shift: Re-Thinking What It Means To Live In Toronto

Tags: Toronto, Toronto Real Estate, Housing, Lifestyle, Philip Kocev, Beacon Real estate team

It’s no secret that Toronto has experienced enormous growth over the last several decades. With an ever-changing skyline often comes the need to adapt the way we see housing and while a paradigm shift is certainly beginning to happen, more is needed. What is required of homeowners, tenants and our local governments in order to make our city a more livable one as it continues to grow and deve...Read More

By: Beacon Real Estate Team

Information Session: Real Estate Investing 101 - Income Properties

Tags: Real Estate Investing, Income Properties, Toronto Real Estate, Philip Kocev, RBC, Royal Bank

INFORMATION SESSION @ RBC ROYAL BANK YONGE & BLOOR BRANCH: Income producing properties offer a great way to enhance and diversify your investment portfolio or make home ownership a reality by leveraging a generally stable and tangible asset! If you’ve contemplated and/or answered YES to some of the questions below, then you should join us for this session:   Do yo...Read More

Unpacking Toronto’s January Real Estate Stats

By: Beacon Real Estate Team

Unpacking Toronto’s January Real Estate Stats

Tags: January Real Estate, Toronto, Market Update, Beacon Real Estate Team

  The Toronto real estate news showing January sales down 22% and prices down 4.1% year over year sure makes for great news! However - to really understand what is happening you have to look deeper at the stats and compare trends beyond just the year over year monthly numbers.  Let’s start with some highlights from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Market Watch: January...Read More

Bring Transparency to the Real Estate Multiple Offer Process

By: Philip Kocev

Bring Transparency to the Real Estate Multiple Offer Process

Tags: Offers, Multiple Offers, OREA, RECO, REBA Reform, Beacon Real Estate Team, Philip Kocev

Several months ago I shared my opinion on how the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and our various Governments should be forward thinkers when it came to refining multiple representation (double-ending) and the handling of offer presentations by Ontario Realtors. In my original post Wrong Take on Multiple Representation, I shared my support for introducing transparency to multiple offer...Read More

How Fair Is The Rental Fairness Act... And For Whom?

By: Philip Kocev

How Fair Is The Rental Fairness Act... And For Whom?

Tags: Real Estate, Toronto, Philip Kocev, Beacon Team, Rental Fairness Act, Rental, Ontario Landlord Tenant Board, Tips

It’s been nearly a year since the Rental Fairness Act was first introduced in Ontario and I’ve yet to be convinced it’s going to do what the Ontario government suggested it will. Created to target landlords from raising rents at alarming rates and protect tenants from rate hikes and other provisions of the Landlord Tenant Act, like the ability to evict for the landlord’s pe...Read More

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

By: Philip Kocev

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

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