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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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iPro Realty - Jeff Belisowski - Your Real Estate Update 2020

REAL ESTATE UPDATE – April 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for all of us, at least temporarily. Chances are you’re dealing with many new challenges, both personally and professionally. We all are. Now, it’s up to each of us to do our part so we can get through this as quickly as possible. Remember, we’re all in this together. Stay positive and know that things will get better. In the meantime, you might have immediate concerns about the real estate market. For example, you might be wondering if you should put off moving. Or, you might need to move but are worried...

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Royal LePage, Jeff Belisowski - February 2020 Real Estate Update

REAL ESTATE UPDATE – February 2020

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in February 5, 2020

What I enjoy most about working with my clients is being by their side – as their real estate professional – while their families grow and change over the years. That’s why I don’t say “thank you and goodbye” when a transaction is complete. I stay in touch with my clients in the months and years in between transactions. I want to be available to them if they need me… for advice… a question… a contractor recommendation… or anything else real estate related. Of course, I also want to be able to provide the best service when they’re ready to...

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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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Jeff Belisowski, Royal Le Page - Real Estate Update – September 2019

Real Estate Update – September 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in September 11, 2019

September is typically a busy month for homeowners. Kids go back to school. Work increases at many businesses as the fourth quarter looms. Major home renovation projects are in the midst of wrapping up, and smaller projects may be about to start! If there’s anything we can do to help with questions, contractor referrals, advice, or information related to real estate, give us a call. In fact, that’s the reason we stay in touch with clients on a regular basis and share my monthly Real Estate Update. We want to continually remind you that my services don’t end once we’ve...

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June 2019 - Real Estate Market Update from Jeff Belisowski

Real Estate Update – June 2019

by Jeff Belisowski with 0 Comments in June 12, 2019

There’s a famous television show from the 50’s and 60’s called Dragnet. It centres on the adventures of a no-nonsense cop who famously tells witnesses to give him, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” He did that because facts were hard to get, yet very important to his job. These days, we live in a sea of information. “Google” just about any topic and you’ll get thousands of search results. There’s no shortage of information. But, it can still be difficult to get to the facts. Take real estate, for example. There’s a lot of news available about what’s...

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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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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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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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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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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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