Author Archives: Peggy Blair

COVID-19 Q and As: Why are Realtors still listing houses for sale?

The question raised by a Twitter pal is: “Why are realtors still listing houses and why are they considered ‘essential services’”? Great question! I confess, I didn’t think we would be exempt from the shutdown, but there was a lively … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Q and A: Should I take a low offer now or wait this out?

I got this question from “Frank” on the blog and thought it was worth answering: “If you were a seller who already purchased a home in this market 90 days out, would you recommend waiting until mid-April to re-list, accept … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Q and As – will my condo price drop?

A Twitter pal asks: “my condo went up in value in recent years. Will I lose all those gains because of COVID-19?” I don’t have a crystal ball, so all I can do is give you my best guess for … Continue reading

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COVID-19 – Qs and As – Is the Ottawa Real Estate Market Slowing?

This is the second in a series I’ll be doing on the impact of COVID-19 on the Ottawa real estate market, so keep those questions coming! Twitter pal Jenn asks: “I know it’s only been a week but do you … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Q and A’s. Can a Buyer do a Home Inspection?

A Twitter pal, John,  asks: “Given COVID-19, can buyers have home inspections?” Great question, John, because it touches on a bunch of things: rights of the buyer, seller, and home inspectors during the sales process in challenging times. Let’s deal … Continue reading

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Before and After – My New Listing! #340 Tribeca

Well, despite the coronavirus, I’m still listing new properties but only as long as they are vacant. I’m  taking lots of precautions: no overlapping appointments, Purell sanitizer is out, everything is wiped down, and so on. So with those considerations … Continue reading

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My exchange with a Twitter pal about RECO disciplinary hearings!

I had an interesting exchange with a twitter follower recently about RECO (our regulatory body) and the difference between RECO and local real estate boards  that I thought I would share (with his consent: he’s the one who suggested I … Continue reading

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