Author Archives: Peggy Blair

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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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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