Author Archives: Peggy Blair

Best Easy-to-Make Cottage Desserts (and thanks, Twitter!)

We do an annual Buck Lake get together at my cottage where I meet up with my neighbours at the lake for a pot-luck. This year, however, my neighbour is hosting. She plans to serve BBQ ribs and corn, and … Continue reading

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Staging a condo – before and after pics!#160GeorgeStreetUnit505

I have a new listing — #505- 160 George — that will be on MLS tomorrow. I spent all today staging it and getting it ready for sale. It’s a 1625 sq ft two bedroom, two bathroom unit  in a … Continue reading

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Can a tenant be required to pay a landlord’s arrears of condo fees? You’ll be surprised by the answer!

A colleague at work showed me a form that one of her clients — a prospective tenant– had been asked to sign by a property management company. In it, the tenant agreed they could be required to pay the landlord’s … Continue reading

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Another happy client! #Testimonial

(Working with this client was fun: after she bought the property, we went to Lowes and Home Depot and she bought some gorgeous hardwood and tile flooring. Can’t wait to see what it all looks like when it’s done!) “I … Continue reading

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My investment condo is now ready to rent! #TunneysPasture #Rental #Ottawa

This gorgeous, spacious (840 sq ft), two bedroom, two bath unit is a beauty! We finished the renovations yesterday and it’s ready for someone to move into right now! 50 Burnside is a pet-friendly, quiet, non-smoking building in a fantastic … Continue reading

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How does an agent deal with other agents during multiple offers?

Because I’ve done quite a few sales involving multiple offers, I had a colleague ask me today for advice stickhandling a new listing where she’s expecting to get them. Here are my tips: Most important,  be sure to keep everyone … Continue reading

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Are Realtors Really Driving Ottawa’s Hot Market?

The Ottawa real estate market is crazy hot right now. Inventory is at a historic low, and we are seeing multiple offers almost everywhere. The speed with which properties are selling has created a situation in which most of us … Continue reading

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