Join our team - we don't bite!

By: Jacob Asparian

Join our team - we don't bite!

Tags: durham region real estate

  Asparian & Co are seeking a full-time marketing assistant to continue to support our successful marketing strategies.  With an immediate start date, this position would suit recent graduates of UOIT or any college offering marketing programs.   The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: Creativity Social media skills Marketing strategy skills Communication skills ...Read More

Busting 3 Home Buyer Myths

By: Jacob Asparian

Busting 3 Home Buyer Myths

Tags: durham region real estate

When it comes to homeownership, everyone’s got their own opinions and advice to give. If you’re buying for the first time, the whole process can seem very daunting and stressful, so it’s natural to turn to others for guidance. However, not everyone is an expert, so it’s important to do your homework and be educated on the entire process. Like everything else, there is often...Read More

Should You Bother Renovating Before Selling Your Home?

By: Jacob Asparian

Should You Bother Renovating Before Selling Your Home?

Tags: real estate tips, durham region real estate, soldbyjacob

If you’re thinking about selling, you may be asking yourself whether it’s worth it to spend time, energy, and money on renovations throughout the home in order to increase your asking price. While there are absolutely some specific areas of the home that can benefit from updating and tweaking (especially if you own an older home), it’s important not to go overboard with renovatio...Read More

Don't Make These 3 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

By: Jacob Asparian

Don't Make These 3 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

Tags: durham region real estate, oshawa real estate agent, soldbyjacob

  Not being realistic about what you can afford   Have you been pre-approved? Seeking mortgage pre-approval is the first step in your home buying journey. Before you even begin your search, you should know how much you can realistically spend on your first home. Know where your mortgage payment fits on your list of monthly expenses and make sure that you’re in a good place fina...Read More

SOLD in 3 days? Ask us how!

By: Jacob Asparian

SOLD in 3 days? Ask us how!

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As you might already know, selling a home is about more than just sticking a sign on the lawn and hoping that buyers will bite. A lot of careful planning and preparation on our part goes into ensuring we sell your home for top dollar in the shortest amount of time, with the fewest hassles. Even before your home hits the market, we prep, plan, and plan some more. While we work hard to make sure you...Read More

3 Biggest Turn-Offs For Buyers

By: Jacob Asparian

3 Biggest Turn-Offs For Buyers

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  We like to think that there’s a perfect home out there for everyone. Unfortunately, when it comes to selling your home to that right person, you could potentially be turning them away, maybe even before they step through the door. There are many things that could possibly turn off a homebuyer, and as people become pickier and their expectations are raised, the list of things that sel...Read More

Your Real Estate Glossary

By: Jacob Asparian

Your Real Estate Glossary

Tags: real estate, durham region, durham region real estate, real estate terms, Oshawa real estate agent, Oshawa real estate, real estate blog, buying, selling, home, house, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams, Keller Williams Energy, conditional offer, deposit, chattels, fixtures, mortgage, land transfer, sign back, title search, irrevocable date

Important Terms for the First (or even second) Time Home Buyer   If you’re a first-time home buyer or you’re looking to make a move for the first time in 20 years, this glossary of terms is for you. It’s important to be knowledgeable and stay up-to-date with not only the real estate market, but all of the jargon that comes along with it. Have a look at our list so that when...Read More

Small budget? No problem! Easy and affordable tips for prepping your home for sale

By: Jacob Asparian

Small budget? No problem! Easy and affordable tips for prepping your home for sale

Tags: durham region real estate, real estate, Oshawa real estate agent, real estate blog, home sale tips, budget, DIY, home improvement, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams, Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, pickering, clarington

So, you’re thinking about selling your home and you know that there are some cosmetic issues that need to be addressed before you list. Making the necessary upgrades and adjustments doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re on a budget, there are many ways to spruce up your home that cost very little, especially if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do-it-yourself! ...Read More

6 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

By: Jacob Asparian

6 Reasons Why Your Home Isn't Selling

Tags: real estate, durham region, durham region real estate, soldbyjacob, oshawa real estate agent, why isn't my house selling, housing market, Oshawa realtor, clarington, oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, pickering

Many factors contribute to a successful home sale, from staging to marketing to great photography and of course, the right agent. However, if your home has been on the market much longer than you anticipated and you’re scratching your head confused as to why while the Days on Market add up, you might want to consider these points:   Poor condition Is your home badly in need of some ...Read More

Your Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Homeowner In Your Life

By: Jacob Asparian

Your Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For The Homeowner In Your Life

Tags: holiday 2017, gift giving, homeowner, real estate, new home, housewarming, soldbyjacob, durham region, durham region real estate, Keller Williams energy real estate

  Do you need a hostess gift for that friendly neighbourhood holiday party? Is someone you know just about to become a new homeowner? Do you just want to treat yo’self? We know the holiday season is about so much more than gift giving, but if you find yourself in need of a last minute little-something for that special someone, there’s no need to panic – we’ve got you ...Read More