Durham Region Market Stats Update as of October 2017

By: Jacob Asparian

Durham Region Market Stats Update as of October 2017

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It’s that time again - your monthly market update as of October 2017! It looks like we’re continuing to see an increase of average selling price year over year. According to Durham Region Association of Realtors President Roger Bouma, “The average selling price in Durham reached $575,602 last month, a slight decrease from the $578,666 average selling price in September, but a 2 p...Read More

Do You Really Need A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home? | SoldByJacob Vlog #33

By: Jacob Asparian

Do You Really Need A Real Estate Agent To Sell Your Home? | SoldByJacob Vlog #33

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Do You Really Need An Open House?

By: Jacob Asparian

Do You Really Need An Open House?

Tags: real estate, durham region real estate, Oshawa realtor, Oshawa real estate agent, Durham region, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams, Ajax, pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, clarington, open house, home buying, home selling, ask a realtor

Open houses are just one part of a multi-faceted plan that good realtors use, which also includes things like video, internet, and print advertising. Although an open house sign can generate a lot of traffic in and out of the home, sometimes it can attract some nosey neighbours and less serious buyers. However, it’s important not to let the idea of Fred and Ethel snooping around your home ge...Read More

New Mortgage Changes: What Does This Mean For You? | SoldByJacob Vlog #32

By: Jacob Asparian

New Mortgage Changes: What Does This Mean For You? | SoldByJacob Vlog #32

Tags: durham region, durham region real estate, mortgage, mortgage rates, mortgage rates Canada, home buying, first time home buyers, ask a realtor, Oshawa realtor, Oshawa real estate agent, pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, clarington

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Durham Region Market Stats Update as of September 2017

By: Jacob Asparian

Durham Region Market Stats Update as of September 2017

Tags: durham region real estate, durham region, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams energy real estate, ask a realtor, real estate stats, Oshawa real estate agent, Oshawa realtor, Oshawa, pickering, Ajax, Whitby, clarington, home buying, home selling

  Here it is again - your monthly market update as of September 2017! Again, we are seeing the market slowly balance out as more inventory is available than earlier this year. We are however, still in a seller’s market. In September, there were 23% more new listings from the same time last year, however, the overall number of sales is down by 23%.       The average selli...Read More

Real Estate Deal Breakers That Shouldn't Be | SoldByJacob Vlog #31

By: Jacob Asparian

Real Estate Deal Breakers That Shouldn't Be | SoldByJacob Vlog #31

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What Does “As-Is” Condition Really Mean?

By: Jacob Asparian

What Does “As-Is” Condition Really Mean?

Tags: real estate, durham region, home buying, realtor, real estate agent, Durham Region real estate, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, design, as-is, property, housing, SoldByJacob, Keller Williams

You’ve probably seen it before, a seemingly good-looking home with lots of charm and potential that just happens to be listed “as is.” Simply put, with an as-is home, you’re buying the home in its current condition.   Your immediate reaction may be to assume that something is wrong with the house and you may become turned off by the idea of having to completely overhau...Read More

Top 5 Smartphone Apps You Need If You're A New Homeowner

By: Jacob Asparian

Top 5 Smartphone Apps You Need If You're A New Homeowner

Tags: real estate, durham region, home buying, realtor, real estate agent, Durham Region real estate, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, design, new home, decorating, gardening, smartphone apps, property, housing, SoldByJacob, Keller Williams

Top 5 Smartphone Apps You Need if You’re a New Homeowner   Moving into a new place can be stressful and even revamping your existing space can be tough without the right tools. We’ve rounded up the top 5 smartphone apps that can save you time and effort if you’re a new homeowner or if you’re about to do some serious feng shui.   ColorSnap Visualizer for iPhone &nb...Read More

4 Things You Must Do Before Selling Your Home | SoldByJacob Vlog #30

By: Jacob Asparian

4 Things You Must Do Before Selling Your Home | SoldByJacob Vlog #30

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3 Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal on a Budget

By: Jacob Asparian

3 Easy Ways to Create Curb Appeal on a Budget

Tags: curb appeal, home selling, home for sale, diy, budget, real estate, durham region, durham region real estate, Oshawa real estate agent, Oshawa realtor, ask a realtor, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams, Ajax, pickering, Oshawa, Whitby, clarington

3 Ways to Create Curb Appeal on a Budget   Fall may be just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start thinking about ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. Whether you’re on a budget or not, there are many small and inexpensive home improvements that you can make to add some eye-catching charm to your house. Not only does this make your home easie...Read More