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

Will Those Renovations Really Add Value to Your Home?

By: Jacob Asparian

Will Those Renovations Really Add Value to Your Home?

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If you’re looking to increase the property value of your home or to improve your overall living space, there are some renovations and updates that are worth the spend and some that just don’t add much value at all. It’s important to know where to spend your hard-earned dollars when you’re looking to upgrade.   Here are 5 renos that offer the best ROI (return on investm...Read More

Home Seller FAQ's - Everything You Need To Know

By: Jacob Asparian

Home Seller FAQ's - Everything You Need To Know

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When is the best time to sell my house?   Anytime! Generally, the cycle begins with spring, then fall, then spring again. Jacob always recommends not listing in winter months.   How should I prepare my home for sale?   Sprucing your home up before you’re ready to sell is a no-brainer. Things that you might consider include de-cluttering, painting, new carpeting as well as atte...Read More

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying in the 'Burbs

By: Jacob Asparian

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying in the 'Burbs

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Given the rising cost of real estate in Toronto, more and more people are looking towards the suburbs, specifically Durham Region, to find a great home within their budget. Although you probably won’t find the same sort of fast-paced energy that a big city can offer, there are a lot of upsides to buying in suburbia. Here are just a handful:   Value for money   You may have alrea...Read More