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Real Estate Update – February 2021

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in February 4, 2021

Did you know that there are many homeowners who are considering selling their homes over the next few months? In fact, you might even be considering making a move yourself.Why do I bring this up? Well, it’s conceivable that, while chatting with a neighbour or friend, you might be asked, “Do you know a good real estate agent?” If that happens, I hope you’ll feel confident in recommending me. I build my business through referrals. So, I work hard to earn those recommendations by providing excellent client service and doing everything else I can to be referral worthy.In fact, that’s...

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Real Estate Update – January 2021

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in January 3, 2021

I hope 2021 has been off to a great start for you! If you have any big plans for the year, you might be interested in this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”I would add, “Plan early.” We know that the sooner you get started, the more likely you are to ultimately succeed. Say, for example, you’re thinking of selling your home this year. Even if you don’t expect to list until the summer or fall, there are numerous advantages to starting to plan now. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know how...

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Real Estate Newsletter - December 2020

Real Estate Update – December 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in December 7, 2020

Welcome to December! If you’re like many people, you’ll be taking some time this month to reflect on those you’ve come to appreciate in 2020: friends, family, neighbours, even professional acquaintances. The list of people I’ll be thinking about this year includes my clients and real estate contacts — and that, of course, means you too. Let me take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to stay in touch with you. I’m in what is essentially a “people business”, so it’s the clients I get to help, and the people I hope to work with soon,...

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November 2020 Real estate Update from Jeff Belisowski

Real Estate Update – November 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in November 7, 2020

Happy autumn. Let’s hope the coming season treats us all well! Speaking of seasons, you may have noticed that the real estate market seems to have seasons. Traditionally, it’s slower in some months and busier in others. In fact, that might lead you to try to “time” the market and sell when it’s hot. But, be careful. Like the weather, the real estate market can be unpredictable. Yes, it may be active next spring – but, then again, it could be slow. There’s no way to know for sure. In fact, the best criteria for deciding whether or not to...

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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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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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June 2018 Market Stats for Peel: Caledon

June 2018 Housing Market Statistics for Caledon

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in July 10, 2018

The June 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 $928,359, that is a decrease of 6.06%. – There were 454 sales in the month of June which is a 15.3% down over the year-to-date number of sales. – The average days on the market (year to date) is 28 days. – The total active number of residential listings slightly decreased  by 2.27%) in June 2018 to 302 listings. –...

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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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Peel - Caledon March 2018

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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