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June 2019 - Real Estate Market Update from Jeff Belisowski

Real Estate Update – June 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in June 12, 2019

There’s a famous television show from the 50’s and 60’s called Dragnet. It centres on the adventures of a no-nonsense cop who famously tells witnesses to give him, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” He did that because facts were hard to get, yet very important to his job. These days, we live in a sea of information. “Google” just about any topic and you’ll get thousands of search results. There’s no shortage of information. But, it can still be difficult to get to the facts. Take real estate, for example. There’s a lot of news available about what’s...

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Avoiding Waste When Watering Your Lawn

Avoiding Waste When Watering Your Lawn

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 30, 2018

HOME OWNER  TIPS & ADVICE The following tips will help you avoid waste when watering your lawn: Use a low-angle, pulsating sprinkler. Water sprayed high into the air produces a mist that loses much of its moisture through evaporation. Water the lawn, not the sidewalk or driveway. Lawns need about an inch of water per week. To determine how much watering time that requires, place an empty tuna tin within your sprinkler’s range, and note how long it takes to fill. When watering, account for recent rain. Use an automatic sprinkler system that allows you to adjust the area, frequency...

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Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value

Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 23, 2018

Consumer Protection vs. Consumer Value It has become standard for retailers to offer low cost supplementary “insurance protection plans” on appliances and electronics. These plans may seem like a good idea, but before you buy one, be sure the plan actually offers real added value. Often, these plans overlap with other protection programs you already have. For example, reputable retailers usually sell products with solid manufacturer warranties, because they don’t want the bad reputation or the hassles that come from unhappy customers. In fact, in today’s competitive world, many retailers already have a “satisfaction guaranteed” policy built into everything they...

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Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 18, 2018

Recognizing Potential Major Expenses in a New Home When you see a new home you like on the market, it’s easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious recreation room that has plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all your excitement you don’t overlook any expensive maintenance issues that could be just around the corner. Nothing lasts forever. The major components of every home – from the furnace to the roof shingles – need to be replaced eventually. But, knowing when those maintenance...

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It's the Little Things That Boost Curb Appeal

It’s the Little Things That Boost Curb Appeal

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in March 5, 2018

“Curb appeal”. You’ve probably heard that term used before. It refers to how valuable and enticing your house looks from the outside, typically from the perspective of a potential buyer “standing on the curb”. Many people focus on preparing the inside of their house for sale, and neglect preparing the outside.This is a mistake. Studies confirm that curb appeal has a huge influence over how quickly your house will sell, and for how much.  How do you improve curb appeal? You don’t need to do a major landscaping renovation! In fact, small improvements often make the biggest difference… improvements you...

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Home Decor - Adding Vintage Pieces

Bringing History Home

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 11, 2018

Character Building Adding a vintage piece to your home is a great way to add character and preserve your very own piece of history. Bringing History Home When an old building, a house, hotel, church or Install a row of crystal doorknobs in the bathroom commercial space, gets demolished or renovated, there are companies that go in before the wrecking ball to save interesting or useful elements. They search for Install antique stained glass or leaded glass items such as windows, doors, hardware, stair parts, windows into non-load-bearing internal walls to lighting, fencing, lumber, ceiling tiles, replace mantels, allow the...

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