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Have you ever noticed that, when it comes to real estate, there’s news, and then there’s news you can actually use?
For example, most major newspapers, both print and online, publish updates on the real estate market — but only nationally and regionally. They don’t tell you what’s going on in your specific neighbourhood because, by necessity, they can only cover a broad area.
But news that’s broad and general has limited value to you.
The real estate information that’s most useful, especially if you’re thinking of selling, is local. It’s specific to your neighbourhood – maybe even to your street.
That’s where I can help.
When you have questions about the local real estate scene, give me a call. I can provide you with the latest information, data, and insights for your particular area. That’s news you can actually use to make better decisions about selling or buying.
Jeff Belisowski, 647-992-6262
When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators:
If you need help finding this information, call today.
As you probably are with any financial investment, you should always be mindful of the value of your investment in property.
Aside from knowing its fair market price, you should also be aware of market demographics and how they influence your home’s value.
Available statistics can help identify those demographics, their desirable home features, and current trends. Staying in touch with this information will help you understand how your home is valued and the types of projects worth potential investment. For example, millennials are emerging as the largest demographic of buyers, and they often identify “smart technology”, such as newer security systems and smart appliances and fixtures, as important features. Eco-friendly and energy-saving features will also increase buyer interest in today’s market, especially as electric car chargers become more common, and as climate extremes increase demand for more efficient HVAC systems. Of course, today’s buyers are still seeking long-time desirables such as upgraded kitchens and bathrooms.
So, whether you’re looking to attract a certain type of buyer, deciding whether to invest in a specific home improvement, or simply reviewing the value of your investments, let’s discuss today’s trends and how they might impact your home’s value.
When it comes to updating their living space, some homeowners enjoy doing the research and then planning, designing, and decorating on their own. Many believe they will save a substantial amount of money.
While that may be true, they may also be doing themselves a disservice by overlooking the benefits of hiring an interior designer (who can create and maximize functional living space) and/or an interior decorator (who can furnish and adorn a home or room for aesthetic appeal). While homeowners may seek inspiration from magazines and websites, designers and decorators know how to adapt those concepts to the available space. They can also ensure that their suggestions and recommendations are practical and attainable and take advantage of the latest products and systems available. In addition, they can offer the added benefit of applying rebates and discounts from manufacturers, importers, and trade showrooms – which the average consumer simply can’t get. Those discounts may even help offset the cost of the professional fees. But perhaps the greatest benefit of hiring professionals is the peace of mind that comes from knowing they can save you a great deal of time, especially if you have too many ideas or none at all.
Your friend in real estate,
Jeff Belisowski, Sales Representative
iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage
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