Author Archives: Peggy Blair

My Latest Blooper Column: Watch out for exploding windows!

I have stopped writing my regular blooper column for REM, but it seems my eye for catching bloopers is still there and my fellow realtors never disappoint!  This late summer/early fall batch of bloopers begins with a chill in the air … Continue reading

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One decorating trend worth following – encaustic tile!

Yesterday, I blogged about a few trends to avoid, but here’s a current trend I love: encaustic tile. These are ceramic tiles where the colours are embedded as layers rather than glazed or painted patterns, and they can have two … Continue reading

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Three current decorating trends to avoid!

I do a lot of renovations each  year, helping clients get their homes ready for sale, so I am always seeing homes that are dated and homes that are timeless. Here are some of my thoughts on current trends that … Continue reading

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I want to buy a house that’s for sale by owner. What do I need to know?

The first thing you should do is contact your realtor so that they can do up a proper offer. A lot of times, an owner will hand you an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (the offer) which they’ve completed for … Continue reading

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Easements and Right-of-Ways – why are they important in row units?

Well, I just had an interesting experience. I was looking at making an offer on a row unit which is the middle unit of three. It is fully fenced and backs onto NCC bike paths. The NCC’s metal fence that … Continue reading

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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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