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

5 Tips For Showing Your Home In Cold Weather

By: Jacob Asparian

5 Tips For Showing Your Home In Cold Weather

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Tips for Selling Your Home During Winter   As Canadians, we’re no strangers to sub-zero weather, but snow, ice, rain, and the dreariness that can accompany the season presents its own set of challenges.  If you can’t wait until the weather warms up and you’re preparing to put your home on the market, there are several things you can do to help ensure a successful showin...Read More

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

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

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

Durham Region's Best Patios

By: Jacob Asparian

Durham Region's Best Patios

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Even though this summer has seen some serious downpours, there’s no doubt about it – it’s still patio season. What better way to soak up some rays and enjoy a cold one than sitting on a breezy patio? Whether you want to people watch, enjoy some great food or take in a scenic view, there’s a place for you to hit up in Durham. While there were so many to choose from, we&rsquo...Read More

Don't Be Caught Off Guard by These Homeownership Costs

By: Jacob Asparian

Don't Be Caught Off Guard by These Homeownership Costs

Tags: Oshawa Realtor, ask a realtor, real estate advice, durham region real estate, real estate, durham region, housing market, market crash, soldbyjacob, Keller Williams Energy Real Estate

The prospect of owning your first home can be nerve-racking but also very exciting, especially if you’re making the jump from renting. While owing your own home can be a great long-term investment, it’s important to make sure you’re ready for the ongoing costs that come along with it. Here are just some of the things that you should be prepared for when you take the plunge into h...Read More

Digital Handshake - Meet the Team!

By: Jacob Asparian

Digital Handshake - Meet the Team!

Tags: Oshawa realtor, Oshawa real estate agent, durham region real estate, real estate agent, real estate advice, Keller Williams energy real estate, soldbyjacob

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Things Every First-Time Landlord Should Know & How to Select the Perfect Rental Tenant

By: Jacob Asparian

Things Every First-Time Landlord Should Know & How to Select the Perfect Rental Tenant

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Renting out part of your home or an entire investment property can be a great way to supplement your income or pay down your mortgage faster. However, before you decide to become a landlord for the first time, there are things that you should be aware of to ensure that you have a good relationship with your tenants. If you’re considering becoming a landlord, here’s what you should know...Read More