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Jeff Belisowski - 2708 - 50 Town Ctr FOR SALE

Coming Soon!! 2708-50 Town Centre Court, Toronto, Ontario

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in August 15, 2020

COMING SOON!! 2708-50 Town Centre Crt, Toronto 🛏️ Beds: 1 + DEN | 🛀 Baths: 1 | 🚘 Parking: 1 MLS® Number: E4871973   |  $508,888 Beautifully designed 1 bedroom plus den, 1 bathroom unit with one parking spot, and a locker! Location & unbelievable views for miles. This 27th floor sun-filled modern corner suite boasts over 600 Sf. Open concept modern kitchen with granite counter, dining and living room & a spacious 1 bedroom + den, which is ideal for working from home. Located next to Scarborough Town Centre, TTC, Subway, U Of T, Highway 401, Woodlot & Parks 🎥 AMENITIES Include: Gym / Exercise Room, Concierge, Party Room...

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RLP - Jeff Belisowski - September Blog - Real Estate Market Statistics

September 2019 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon, New Tecumseth, and Toronto West

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in October 9, 2019

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has published the September 2019 Housing Market Statistics. Here are some highlights from Caledon, Toronto West, and Simcoe. Peel: Caledon Market Market Statistics September 2019 vs.September 2018 The number of active listings in Caledon decreased by 11.31% in September 2019 over the same month in 2018. The number of listings that came on the Toronto Board in September 2019 vs. September 2018 decreased by 12 homes or 5.66%. The number of homes sold decreased by 6 homes or 7.32%. The average days on the market decreased from 30 days to 25 days. Average sale prices were up by 11.66%. Year...

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RLP - Jeff Belisowski - Real Estate Update - October 2019

Real Estate Update – October 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in October 8, 2019

Imagine you’re at a dinner party and someone brings up the topic of plumbing. They’ve had some difficulties with hot water pipes during a renovation and they’re telling the story of what happened. Then, another person in the room says, “I have a friend who’s a plumber. I always call him with my plumbing questions.” Wouldn’t that make you think it would be nice to have a friend who’s a plumber that you could call? (In fact, you might just have that kind of a friend!) Well, for valued clients like you, I try to be the kind of friend...

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Tips to Make House Hunting Less Stressful

Tips to Make House Hunting Less Stressful

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 9, 2019

Shopping for a new home can be intimidating. With so many things to do and think about, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some good tips for making the home hunting process a lot easier and much less stressful. 1. Get your mortgage arranged in advance. You don’t want to find the ideal home on the market, only to face problems arranging a suitable mortgage. You might end up losing the opportunity. So, make mortgage arrangements in advance by getting “pre-approved”. With that pre-approval, you can shop for a new home...

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Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

Do You Know the Basics of Home Security?

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in October 9, 2018

Most people feel confident that they know the basics of home security. For example, they know to: keep all doors locked; have a light on in the house while away; and, never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat. Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So, how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few lesser-known home security basics: Actually, never hide a key outside. Thieves know all the hiding places. Instead, make sure all family members have a key. Two-thirds...

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Real Estate Blog - Blog - What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t

What Home Inspectors See that You Can’t

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 27, 2018

When you make an offer on a home, it’s a smart idea to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom. This inspection will ensure that the property doesn’t have any unexpected “issues”. After all, you don’t want to buy a home only to discover that the roof needs to be replaced, immediately, for thousands of dollars.   Nevertheless, you might question whether you really need to invest the few hundred dollars it costs for a professional home inspection. “The home we want to buy looks like it’s in very good shape,” you might be thinking....

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Blog - 4 Affordable Ways to Prepare Your Home For Sale

4 Affordable Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 13, 2018

If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodeling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple – and relatively inexpensive – things you can do to make your property look significantly better. Let’s take a look at some of the options available: 1. Paint it. There’s no doubt about it. A fresh coat of paint will significantly improve the appearance of just about any area of your home. In fact, compared to other home improvements, the painting will give you the highest return on investment when...

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August 2018 Market Statistics for Peel: Caledon, Ontario

August 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 13, 2018

The August 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 $916,836, that is a decrease of 6.04%. – There were 65 properties sold in the month of August with a year to date total of 588 which is a decrease of 8.84% year to date. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 30 days. – The total active number of residential listings was 293 which...

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Blog - July 2018 Market Trends for Caledon

July 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in August 13, 2018

The July 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 $925,175, that is a decrease of 5.95%. – There were 69 properties sold in the month of July with a year to date total of 523 which is a decrease of 12.4% year to date. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 29 days. – The total active number of residential listings was 281 which...

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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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Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds

Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 13, 2018

Judgements Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds You’ve probably heard the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true. In fact, a buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it’s so important to make a good first impression. How do you do that? One of the best techniques is to pretend you’re a buyer. Drive up to your home. Open the door. Step into the foyer. Take a quick look around. Then...

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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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5 Things Home Buyers Want to See

5 Unexpected Things Home Buyers Want to See

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 20, 2018

 Today’s Buyers are Looking for These Things… If you’re planning on putting your home on the market, you probably know the basics of what buyers want to see. Clean and uncluttered rooms. Comfortable living room. Functional and spacious kitchen. Bright, modern bathrooms. However, there are some things that today’s buyers are looking for that you might not have considered. Here’s the rundown: Smart storage space. Today’s buyers love to see organized closets, attractive shelving, storage nooks, built-in bookshelves, linen closets, and other storage options that are as functional as they are attractive. Energy-efficient fixtures. Buyers are impressed by lighting that...

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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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