Tom McEvoy

Affiliated Real Estate Agent
264 Front Street
Belleville, ONK8N 2Z2
Office: 613-967-2100
Office Fax: 613-967-4688
Cell: 613-242-1045
Toll Free: 1-877-752-5558
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Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy Affiliated Real Estate Agent

CENTURY 21 Lanthorn Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
264 Front Street
Belleville, ONK8N 2Z2
Office: 613-967-2100
Cell: 613-242-1045
Toll Free: 1-877-752-5558
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One of the safest investments you can make: Self Storage

For decades, self storage facilities have been an underestimated investment, until recently when their long term statistics began to speak for themselves. The amount of self storage facilities has certainly increased over the years, as occupancy in existing facilities began to rise and the market loosened it's financial grip. Also, banks are now increasing their flexibility with lending to investors ...

When do I need a building permit?

I get asked this question on occasion and my answer is, it would be easier to tell you when you don't need a building permit.  When do you need a building permit? If you construct a new building, renovate, repair or add to a building, demolish or remove all or a portion of a building, change a building's use, install, change or remove interior, exterior or load-bearing walls, make new openings ...

For the Snowbirds- A note on preparing your house for your trips abroad

As the winter finally settles onto more begrudgingly seasonable temperatures, and the last of the Christmas tree skeletons is cast onto the curb for several weeks, for some the response is to pull out the toques, gloves, and those awesome snow pants. Other people have a very different response, which is to pack up their cabana clothes and get the next ticket south. Whatever the reason for ...

A look at some of downtown Belleville's new businesses

I went for a wander today to take a closer look at some one downtown's brand new businesses. I stopped in at Belleville Fit Body Bootcamp at 286 Front Street, and Gourmet Diem at 249 Front Street. Fit Body's owner, Cathy, has done a fantastic job of renovating the space. The gym has high ceilings, tons of natural sunlight, (as the entire side of the building is one big window), and some ...

Don't forget your windows!

My current theme lately seems to be "Bob Villa" type messages on how to take care of your house or building in the winter time. As it gets colder you may find it helpful to make sure your doors and windows are sealed properly. Even if they were sealed at one point in time, it is still good to check and see it the seal has cracked over the years. You can ad some major savings to your heat/energy bill ...

Preventing House Fires

As we begin implementing heaters, decorations, and fireplaces in our house this season, don't forget to exercise caution to prevent a catastrophe from happening. This is the time of year we start seeing incidences of house fires go up. Here are some tips to help prevent this from happening to you: Fireplaces: Clean your chimneys once a year. Over time, chimneys build up with creosote which can catch ...

New Business Coming to Downtown Belleville!

Out walking back from lunch today I saw a sign being put up over a recently vacated store front. What is this place going to be called? Gourmet Diem. I hope they get to open before the holidays. It looks very promising. Here is the blurb I found about them on the Belleville and District Chamber of Commerce Website: Gourmet Diem is a Cafe, cookware, and specialty food store. We sell coffee, tea, ...

Preparing your Real Estate Assets for Winter

I believe I have seen some snow flakes today. Mother nature is warning us that she is going to be making some changes around here. The switch in seasons has reminded me of times when the winter has done damage to real estate in the circle of people I know. If I had a nickel for every time a pipe froze and burst in a property of someone I know, I would probably have about fifteen cents. In my opinion, ...

Construction has begun!

A few weeks back the bridge that connects Bridge Street East to Bridge Street West was closed until the fall of this year. Construction to better the downtown core has begun! It is wonderful to be able to see infrastructure improvements happening in the downtown core at long last. Water mains, existing sewers, storm sewers, and underground service and utilites wil all be upgraded where needed. ...

Why The Build Belleville Project is Great, Regardless of Where it Ends Up

There has been, quite literally, a great divide in the citizens of Belleville and their concerns over the Build Belleville project. Some side with the "leave it alone" attitude which is worrisome because we are a growing city with a fragile and dated infrastructure that needs repairs and upgrades to support growth and avoid a continued infrastructure deficit in the futute. Some think the project has ...