By: Jacob Asparian

Market #'s April 2019

Tags: OSHAWA, WHITBY, clarington, AJAX, PICKERING, KELLERWILLIAMS, ASPARIANANDCO, SOLDBYJACOB, REALESTATE, MARKETUPDATE

When we look at the total number of new listings that came to market in Durham Region in April 2019, we had almost 2,000. That’s almost a 4.5% increase from a year ago. Whitby is the leader of the pack with 19% from a year ago and Clarington is down almost a full percent when it comes to new listings that came to market.   Total number of sales in Durham Region has actually cracked the ...Read More

New CMHC changes...what does it mean for you?

By: Jacob Asparian

New CMHC changes...what does it mean for you?

Tags: OSHAWA, WHITBY, BOWMANVILLE, KELLERWILLIAMS, ASPARIANANDCO, SOLDBYJACOB, REALESTATE, BUYERS, MORTGAGE

Hey guys, Jacob here. In today’s blog we’re going to be talking about the new proposed changes that CMHC announced last week. Please keep in mind that I am not a mortgage representative or a mortgage specialist. I don’t deal with financing side of things when we help our clients buy homes. I’ve got a team of professionals that I highly trust that I refer all of my clients t...Read More

Home Selling Trifecta Part 1 | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 4 of 6.

By: Jacob Asparian

Home Selling Trifecta Part 1 | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 4 of 6.

Tags: OSHAWA, WHITBY, BOWMANVILLE, KELLERWILLIAMS, ASPARIANANDCO, SOLDBYJACOB, REALESTATE, SELLERS

Welcome back to our Sellers Guide Series. So far in this series of blogs we have talked about whether you even need a real estate agent to sell your home, what questions to be asking when you’re interviewing and a whole bunch of other important things. Make sure you read them first to get caught up or watch the vlogs.   In today’s blog we’re going to talk about what happens ...Read More

How to find the right agent. | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 3 of 6.

By: Jacob Asparian

How to find the right agent. | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 3 of 6.

Tags: Oshawa, Whitby, Bowmanville, KellerWilliams, AsparianAndCo, SoldByJacob, RealEstate, Sellers

Welcome back to blog #3 of the Seller Guide Series. Make sure you have downloaded the Home Seller Guide if you haven’t already. It’s going to guide you through the entire process, from everything I talked about so far as well as what it going to come in upcoming blogs.   The last post talked about what a real estate agent actually does and if you even need to hire one for you to s...Read More

Do you really need a realtor to sell your home? | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 2 of 6.

By: Jacob Asparian

Do you really need a realtor to sell your home? | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 2 of 6.

Tags: Oshawa, Whitby, Bowmanville, KellerWilliams, AsparianAndCo, soldbyjacob, RealEstate, Sellers

In the first blog of the Seller Guide Series I talked about why it’s a good idea for you to keep a close eye on your property values, as well as how we offer free, online market evaluations for everybody. However, in this one we’re going to be talking about what you should be doing if you’re actually thinking about selling your home. Now, understandably you may have some que...Read More

Why every homeowner/landlord needs this in 2019! | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 1 of 6.

By: Jacob Asparian

Why every homeowner/landlord needs this in 2019! | SellerGuideSeries Ep. 1 of 6.

Tags: Oshawa, Whitby, Bowmanville, KellerWilliams, AsparianAndCo, soldbyjacob, RealEstate, Sellers

For today’s blog I’d like to officially launch our Seller Guide Series. We’ve put quite a bit of work into it over the last few months so I really hope you enjoy it.   What’s included is a seller’s guide booklet as well as a vlog/blog series.  We’re going to be dropping an episode every week for the next couple of months. The Seller Guide Series i...Read More

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