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Blog - YOUR REAL ESTATE UPDATE - MAY 2019

May 2019 – Your Real Estate Update

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in May 10, 2019

May is finally here and things are starting to brighten up! If you’re like most people, this is the time of year when you start making plans for the summer. Perhaps you’re considering a vacation to somewhere exotic or adventurous. Maybe you’re just hoping to stay close to home to spend some extra quality time with family and friends. Whatever your plans are for the next few months, we wish you and your family a wonderful time. Speaking of a wonderful time, this is also a great time of year for real estate. As you may have already noticed, things...

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Characteristics of a Desirable Street

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in November 19, 2018

Sometimes you know a desirable street when you see one. For example, it’s obvious that a home on a cul-de-sac is enticing mainly because there isn’t any through traffic. What are the other characteristics of a desirable street that may not be as obvious? Here are just a few: Sidewalks. A sidewalk in front of your home is not only handy, but it also adds to the property’s curb appeal. In addition, if you have kids, a sidewalk makes it easier – and safer – for them to play and visit neighbourhood friends. Mature trees. Trees lining the street add depth and...

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Your Real Estate Update - August 2018

Your Real Estate Update for August 2018

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in August 30, 2018

August can be a busy month. It’s the time of year when many homeowners are putting the finishing touches on repairs, renovations, or remodeling projects. Of course, if you’re one of those homeowners, you’ll want to wrap those projects up before the fall. We may be able to help. We won’t be able to install your new light fixtures, or refinish your deck, but I do know many reputable designers, contractors, renovators and other professionals who can. So, if you’re looking for a recommendation, give me a call. I may be able to send you some names. In the meantime, enjoy the...

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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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3 Reasons Why a House Isn’t Selling

3 Reasons Why a House Isn’t Selling

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 10, 2018

Have you ever driven by a For Sale sign and wondered, “That house has been on the market for a long time, I wonder why it isn’t selling”? You might have asked that question because you were worried the same thing would happen when you put your own house on the market! Often a home doesn’t sell for one of three reasons: 1. The price is too high. Sometimes a homeowner will set the listing price exceptionally high in the hopes of getting lucky. What happens instead, however, is potential buyers stay away. In today’s real estate market, a house...

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WILL YOUR FURNITURE FIT?

Will Your Furniture Fit? 

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in May 9, 2018

When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room? First, it’s often larger furniture that creates the most concern. Make sure you have those measurements on hand when viewing a property. That way, you can use a measuring tape to get a clear idea of how that particular piece of furniture will fit in the room. Second, there are many online tools you can...

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March 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon, Ontario

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 6, 2018

The March 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon, Ontario have been published. The statistics are compiled from data posted on the Toronto Real Estate Board. Here are a few highlights from the analysis: – The average sale price (year to date) is $940, 829, that has increased by 1.15%. – There were 75 sales in the month of March with the average sale price being $926,614. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 32 days. – The total active number of residential listings went up (by 88.10%) in March 2018 to 237 listings. – The total...

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How to Be a Savvy Home Viewer!

How to Be a Savvy Home Viewer

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 5, 2018

 It’s Wise to be Savvy! If you’re planning on finding your next dream home, then you’re probably going to view several homes on the market that meet your criteria. You will want to make the right purchasing decision for you and your family. So, it’s wise to be savvy when viewing properties for sale. Here are some ideas on how to do that: Bring a notepad. Take notes, not only of the home’s characteristics, but also of how you feel. For example, can you imagine yourself happily cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Do you see yourself entertaining family...

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5 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

5 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 5, 2018

 Get the SOLD Sign on Your Front Lawn Sooner!   There are several reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly. For example, a job change may require a speedy relocation to another city, or you may have purchased another property and don’t want to be stuck too long with two mortgages. Here are some tips that can help get the sold sign on your front lawn sooner: Be realistic with price. If you set the listing price higher than the current market value of your home, then you’re not going to get many, if any, viewers. You...

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How To Buy A Home With a Lower Down Payment

Discover How to Buy a Home with Little Money Down

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in December 11, 2017

How To Buy A Home With Little Money Down Get FREE Instant Access by completing this form. A new home ownership program allows qualified buyers to buy a home with a very low down payment. You may have owned a home before and are presently renting, or maybe you are a first time homebuyer and need a way to break into the housing market, but held back because you thought you required $10,000, $20,000 or even more for a down payment. Well, regardless of your present situation, if you want to get into or re-enter the housing market with a lower...

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How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes During and After a Divorce

How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes During and After a Divorce

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in December 7, 2017

Divorce: What You Need to Know About Your House, Your Home Loan and Taxes How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes During and After a Divorce Get FREE Instant Access by completing the form on this page. Divorce is rarely easy and often means a lot of difficult decisions. One of the most important decisions is what to do about the house. In the midst of the heavy emotional and financial turmoil, what you need most is some non-emotional, straightforward, specific information and answers. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier. Neutral,...

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6 LITTLE KNOWN FACTS TO HELP YOU BUY YOUR FIRST HOME

6 Little Known Facts To Help You Buy Your First Home

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in November 27, 2017

“If you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. It’s a dream we all have – to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours. How could it when you’re not even permitted to bang in a nail or two without a hassle. You feel like you’re stuck in the renter’s rut with no way of rising up out of it and owning your own home....

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