Author Archives: Peggy Blair

Giving back to our neighbours! #ParkdaleFoodCentre #FillTheFreezer

I met with the folks at Parkdale Food Centre a few weeks ago to see how I could help there and they suggested I host a Fill the Freezer event. That’s where you get a group together to cook food … Continue reading

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Giving back to our neighbours! #TheOaks

One thing I love about Royal LePage Team Realty is how generous my fellow realtors are. You’ll remember the sock drive I did in December (Sock it to Christmas!) that generated donations of around 1,500 pairs of new socks – … Continue reading

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Why is the Ottawa real estate market so hot right now?

The Ottawa real estate market has always kind of marched to the beat of its own drummer. We are insulated from the highs and lows of markets like Toronto and Vancouver because of the steady presence of the public service, … Continue reading

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New standard form lease for Ontario renters

There is a new standard form lease that must be used by landlords in Ontario effective April 30. Here it is (in an editable format).

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What impact do homeless shelters have on property values?

I had a call from a CBC reporter a few weeks ago asking me if there was a rush by Vanier residents to sell now that there is a homeless mega-shelter that will be built in the neighbourhood. I told … Continue reading

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How to be a buyer in this crazy hot Ottawa real estate market!

The Ottawa real estate market has exploded. We are down in inventory something like 40% from five years ago and around 20-27% year to year depending on the area. As a result, anything that is decent is getting snapped up … Continue reading

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Before and after – this gorgeous Hunt Club townhouse is now staged (and listed for sale!) SOLD! $ 15k OVER ASKING!

Here are some of the “before and after” shots of the lovely freehold townhouse I’ve been getting ready for sale:  it’s now active!  I listed it this afternoon around 3 PM and we’ve already had four requests for showings, so … Continue reading

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