Author Archives: Peggy Blair

Lovely surprise!

How nice to come back from a week at the lake and find this waiting in my inbox – it’s always great to have happy clients! Thanks, Dilia and Gilles! We recently purchased an investment property in Mckellar Heights. Our … Continue reading

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Tips for renting your home!

If you have to rent your home, or have decided to buy and rent an investment property, it can be a bit daunting. Ontario laws are friendly to tenants; it can be hard to get rid of someone once they’ve … Continue reading

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Is There a Mouse in the House?

Last week, I contacted clients of mine who’d moved into their new home two weeks ago to see how they were making out. “Everything went smoothly,” they said, “but there is a terrible smell in the house! We may have … Continue reading

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Ottawa was just chosen by MoneySense as one of Canada’s best cities to live in, in fact we were ranked number one! MoneySense points out that “Ottawa is a safe and affordable city that hasn’t been caught up in the … Continue reading

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Cracks in the garage floor.

I often see cracks in garage floors; heck, I even have some in my own garage. Most people assume they aren’t a problem, but that’s not always the case. I recently previewed a home for clients that had a giant … Continue reading

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What is an escalation clause?

An escalation clause is a clause put into an offer to buy a property by the buyer that says the buyer will pay “X” more than the best offer received by the seller. It usually contains a cap. Are they … Continue reading

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Staging works! Another example.

I helped a friend get a townhouse ready for renting over the weekend. It’s an older unit in a complex where two other units are also for rent. So the first thing we agreed was that the rent needed to … Continue reading

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