What is Knob and Tube Wiring? Is it Safe?

Knob and Tube Wiring

If you are looking to buy a home, that was built prior to 1950, the home may have a Knob and Tube Wiring System. Though the technology is older, it is still capable of carrying electricity throughout the house.  What is Knob and Tube Wiring? It is a system that uses Porcelain Insulators called Knobs, for running wires through unobstructed spaces.  … Read More

Why Choose Harvey Kalles Agents – Let their Numbers do the Talking!

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Brokerage Ltd.

A few Reasons to Choose Harvey Kalles as Your Brokerage: Iconic Toronto Brand Name Established in 1957 Synonymous with Integrity & Success Sterling Reputation Huge Market Share & Performance Earned the Highest National & International Recognition Affiliated with Leading International Real Estate Companies, which gives Your Listing access to the World’s Finest Marketing & Broker Networks Prestigious Quarterly ‘Collections’ Magazine … Read More

The Real Estate Industry’s Reputation

Ethical Real Estate Agents

All you have is your Reputation in this Real Estate Business.   You can not survive for any length of time unless you are Professional, Ethical and Above Board in all of your Dealings with Buyers, Sellers and other Agents.   Here’s an interesting take on The Real Estate Industry’s Reputation: In a Canadian market with more than 100,000 Realtors, … Read More

How to Prepare My Home For Sale

Preparing Your Home For Sale

    As a Seller, you only have one shot at impressing Potential Buyers when they are out looking for their Home.  Your Home should look like a page out of ‘Style At Home’ Magazine.  These Buyers usually see a lot of Houses, Condos and if you want yours Your Home to stand out miles above the rest of the Properties listed … Read More

What did a House sell for years ago? Historical Toronto MLS House Prices

Buyer Agents in Toronto Real Estate

TREB’s GTA Average Sales Prices from 1970 to 2015 Times sure have changed and so have House Prices!  It’s hard to even imagine the Average Sales Price of a Home in 1970 was $29,429K! Today, with the Housing Market on fire, Average Detached Homes in GTA for 2015 topped off at $622,116K.  There have been changes with the City Amalgamation of … Read More

Toronto Luxury Home Real Estate Market to ‘Defy Gravity’ this Spring!

Luxury House Market Toronto Real Estate

Low Inventory and High Demand from Domestic and International Buyers, is Driving up the High-End Luxury Real Estate Housing Market     A report says sales of homes worth $1 million or more heated up in Toronto and Vancouver last year as the low loonie fuelled demand from foreign buyers and this phenomenon is continuing this year.  (Sean Kilpatrick / CP)   Toronto and Vancouver will … Read More

What is happening with the Housing Market Greater Toronto Area? CREA Predicts 2016

CREA Predictions for 2016

More “strong price gains” expected for Greater Toronto Area housing market this year Housing markets in Ontario and British Columbia have been hot out of the gates in 2016, which has the Canadian Real Estate Association updating its predictions for residential real estate this year. The trade association is now saying 2016 will be yet another year of “strong price gains,” … Read More

How Much is My Home Worth? Want a Free Home Evaluation?

New Mortgage Rules 2018

FREE HOME EVALUATION! A Home is often the most precious investment most people have. Like any other investment, it should be monitored regularly. For the past several years the Real Estate Housing Market has been very robust. In fact in Toronto from Feb.2015 to Feb.2016 the Housing Market increased over 21%! Now might be the perfect time to evaluate how … Read More

REAL ESTATE MARKET HOUSE SALE PRICES – TORONTO – MARCH 2016

New Mortgage Rules 2018

MARCH – Third Month into 2016 Same Problem – LOW INVENTORY Although February’s Weather was Cold, the Housing Market is HOT! February 2015 – February 2016 Up 21.1% Average Toronto Price of Homes: Detached                   $1,211,459 Semi-Detached        $  848,835 Condos                     … Read More

How do Real Estate Referral Fees and Compensations work?

Real Estate Referral Fees

Referral fees This bulletin deals with the topic of receiving and/or paying referral fees to third parties who may not be directly involved in a real estate transaction. Depending on the specific situation, this may not be permitted under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002) and in other situations written disclosure may be required. It’s important … Read More

4 Reasons to List your Home with Harvey Kalles Real Estate Toronto

Veronica Key Sells Homes

2015 Statistics     Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage (HKRE) vs. TREB Average   1.  Days on Market                                                                HKRE     26                                                                           TREB      24                  2.  Average Price HKRE     $1,276,000 TREB      $   606,000 HKRE average price is 111% higher than TREB   3.  Sale Price as % of Asking Price HKRE     101.31% TREB       99.89% HKRE sells their listings … Read More

Where to Find a Home in Toronto Under $500K?

33 Candle Liteway Sold

A Home under $500K in Toronto?  Where? The Market is on FIRE!  Especially Properties Listed under $500K! Properties Listed UNDER $500K in Toronto creates a better affordability for First-Time Buyers.   One such Property recently Sold.  A Beautifully Maintained End-Unit Condo Townhome with Attached Garage had 4 Offers and went $114% OVER the List Price. Where can you can get a Fully … Read More

Real Estate Market in Ontario – OREA – January 2016

Insights - Real Estate in Ontario - OREA

OREA – Insights into Real Estate in Ontario Ontario Home Sales remain Very Strong in January 2016 Highlights: •  Residential sales up 4.9% in January 2016 compared to a year earlier. • New listings in Ontario numbered 21,405 units in January 2016, a decline of 10.6% compared to last year. • The provincial average price of homes in January 2016 … Read More

FEBRUARY 2016 REAL ESTATE HOUSE PRICES – GTA – TORONTO

New Mortgage Rules 2018

FEBRUARY – Second Month into 2016 Same Problem – LOW INVENTORY  Average GTA Property Selling Price $631,092.00 Average Toronto Price of Homes: Detached                   $1,061,789.00 Semi-Detached        $  713,972.00 Condos                       $  416,104.00       Click here to Start your … Read More