What Does “As-Is” Condition Really Mean?

By: Jacob Asparian

What Does “As-Is” Condition Really Mean?

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

3 Reasons to Stage Your Home

By: Jacob Asparian

3 Reasons to Stage Your Home

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When it comes time to selling your home, it’s important that it shows well to potential buyers. A first impression of your home is made within the first 6 seconds. In order to help sell your home faster, Jacob offers complimentary staging so that you can relax knowing that your home will look its best. There are many reasons that top real estate agents use professional home staging services ...Read More

Is Buying Preconstruction the Right Move for You?

By: Jacob Asparian

Is Buying Preconstruction the Right Move for You?

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  When you’re deciding what kind of home to buy, one of the first options you might weigh is whether you’d like to move into one that is ready for you, or one that has yet to be built. There is no right or wrong answer when choosing between the two, it simply comes down to what kind of home will fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. Here are some pros and cons to consider if you&...Read More

Do Emojis Belong on Buildings?

By: Jacob Asparian

Do Emojis Belong on Buildings?

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It’s 2017 and it’s safe to say that almost everyone and their grandmother now owns a smartphone. For better or worse, they’re here to stay and with them comes the emoji. Ubiquitous, universal, and effectively delightful, the little pictographs that you use to punctuate your text messages have now made their way into – wait for it – architecture.   While architect...Read More