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ipro - Jeff Belisowski - Real Estate Blog - August 2020

YOUR REAL ESTATE UPDATE: AUGUST 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in August 5, 2020

Have you seen one of those TV shows where someone brings in an item, usually an antique, and an expert appraises its value? It’s fun to watch the reaction when the expert reveals what the item is worth. While those shows are entertaining, they also teach us an important lesson. If you have an asset or investment, you should always know and keep track of its current market value. Your home is an investment, maybe your most important one. So, it’s a smart idea to periodically calculate what it would likely sell for on today’s market. I recommend you determine...

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iPro - Jeff Belisowski - June 2020 Real Estate Newsletter

Your Real Estate Update: June 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in June 16, 2020

If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably found these past few weeks challenging to say the least. Although the experts say we are making progress, we’re still trying to find our footing on an uncertain road. We’re figuring out how to live and work in new ways. In fact, when it comes to real estate, you may be wondering, “How does the selling/buying process work in times like these?” or, if you want to sell, “Is now a good time or should I wait?” If you’re looking for answers, please reach out to me. Yes, there have been changes in...

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Jeff Belisowski - Newsletter Monthly Real Estate Update - May 2020

Your Real Estate Update: May 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in May 11, 2020

During this trying time, it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are anxious and exhausted. Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way. If so, keep in mind that the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually wind down and, hopefully, things will be back to normal soon. We’re all in this together – and we’ll get through it. As you probably already know, a key to getting through challenges like this one is to remember to reach out for help when you need it. That’s why I’ve been making myself fully available to those who have real estate questions or need advice and...

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New Blog: REAL ESTATE UPDATE – November 2019

Real Estate Update – November 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in November 25, 2019

REAL ESTATE UPDATE – NOVEMBER 2019 It seems like the year has flown by. I hope it has been a good one for you. As the end of 2019 approaches, you may be making plans for the coming year and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home. You may, for example, be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. You may even be considering making a move in 2020, or at least exploring the possibility. No matter what you’re planning, it’s not too soon to take some initial steps. In fact, if you’re considering...

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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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Your April Real Estate Update from Jeff Belisowski

Your April 2019 Real Estate Update

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 18, 2019

You’ve probably heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”. That expression says a lot about how some things in life work. Sometimes we have to endure some rain before we can enjoy the sunshine and flowers. Take my world for example. Every week I see people out on their own trying to find a new home. Some of them experience a lot of frustration and disappointment as they try to make sense of the market, search for the right properties to see, and then try to negotiate the best deal. As a professional real estate sales associate, I understand...

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January 2019 - Real Estate News

My Real Estate Newsletter – January 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 24, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you and your family. I’m not sure what your plans are for the coming months. Chances are, you will need to speak to an expert in a specific field at some point during the year. For example, you might ask a gardening expert some questions later this spring, get some recommendations from a trusted investment advisor, or ask your doctor an important health question. It makes sense to take advantage of expertise when you need it. That’s why I’m here. When you need to talk to someone about real...

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Selecting the Right Mover

Selecting the Right Mover

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in December 3, 2018

Selecting the Right Mover The last thing you want on moving day is a problem with the moving company. Ideally, you want them to show up on time, handle your possessions with care, and act professionally. Here are some tips that will help you choose the best mover for your needs. Get a recommendation from someone you trust. That could be a friend, family member or colleague. As your real estate agent, I can also recommend some reputable movers. Get everything in writing. Make sure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying. Ask about circumstances where extra charges may be...

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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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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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New Market Statistics for the Caledon Real Estate Market

September 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in October 5, 2018

The September 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 $918,230, that is a decrease of 4.81%. – There were 82 properties sold in the month of September with a year to date total of 669 which is a decrease of 4.43% year to date. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 30 days. – The total active number of residential listings was 327 which...

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Retrofitting Houses and Condos for Seniors

Retrofitting Houses and Condos for Seniors

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 30, 2018

Many seniors are reaching the stage in their lives when they are choosing to downsize their homes for lifestyle or financial reasons. Other seniors are faced with a more difficult decision. Health and/or mobility concerns may require them to either retrofit their existing home to meet their changing needs, or to seek a more accommodating home. The decision can be difficult because many simply don’t want to move. In such cases, especially if mobility challenges are arising, wheelchair accessibility may be necessary, not just at the home’s entrance, but under counters, in bathrooms, and through doorways as well. Ramps, elevators...

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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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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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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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