Simon Milberry | RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage

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Equinox Holistic Alternative School Outdoor Kindergarten Fundraiser

Two years ago I initiated a fundraiser for Equinox Holistic Alternative School, whereby I committed to contributing $1000 from every sale I complete with a member of that community. The same applies to new clients referred from members of the community. Last school year that generated...

St George St: 1 bedroom condo **SOLD**

This great one-bedroom condo flat is located in The Annex, an area famous for its tree-lined streets and grand old mansions. Many were built in the unique 'Annex style' (a mix of Richardson Romanesque and Queen Anne Style), a fact not lost on the developers of Lennox...

Rosevear Ave: Three bedroom starter – SOLD!!

This three bedroom home is perfect for a first-time buyer. Located just off the Danforth between Main St and Victoria Park Ave, it has been steadily improved over the last few years. The home now features a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new hardwood on...

Awesome condo listing: (Off the market)

Last summer I had 510-1 Cole St on the market. That was a bit of a slow time for condos, so the owner leased it for the winter. It is now back on the market! After selling two condos last month (not bad for February!) -...

February 2013 Market Review

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released the numbers for February, 2013. Once again, a decline in the number of sales (volume, down about 15% from 6,809 February 2012 to 5,759 this February) coincided with an increase in the value of sales (price, up about 2%)....

Junior 1-bedroom at 33 Lombard St SOLD!

The Spire condo at the corner of Church and Adelaide is a fantastic place. Rich with amenities, it retains an air of modesty (dare I say class) that is sometimes lacking in downtown Toronto condominiums. In a town thick with condo towers, The Spire managed...

HST Applies to Commission Paid to Realtors

Professional real estate services are a 'service' like any other: the commission you pay to the service provider is subject to HST. This may seem obvious to some people, but I have been surprised a couple of times over the years to find that some...

January 2013 Market Review

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released the numbers for January, 2013. As is so often the case in Toronto, a decline in the number of sales (volume, down about 1%) coincided with an increase in the value of sales (price, up 4.3%). Of course,...

Home Energy Assessments: Still a Good Idea!

The federal ecoENERGY program ended last spring, leaving many people disappointed at having missed the opportunity to get financial rebates for recommended improvements.  However, you can still have an energy efficiency consultation, and benefit financially through significant energy savings and lower operating costs for your...