Category Archives: Realtors

My favourite condo townhouses in Ottawa for under $ 400K

Right now, if you have a budget under $ 400K, it’s hard to find a freehold townhouse. But you can find a beautiful condo townhouse (often called a “row unit”)  in a beautifully managed complex for well under $ 400K. … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Kiss and Sell:
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…

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The impact of Staging: Before and After shots of my new listing

I have a new listing in Laurentianview that needed a little updating to get it ready for sale. We had a very small budget. I decided the money was best invested in a little paint and dry wall repairs (just … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment property – Day 30 – 298 Briston Private is now for rent!

Well, the work is done – I did a little light staging at Briston Private today and popped it up on Kijiji for rent. We’ll see what kind of response I get! I’m asking $1800/month which includes water and there … Continue reading

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Renovating an investment condo – Day 5 -new lighting, baseboard heaters, and plumbing!

Mark Dods, my electrician, installed new baseboard heaters yesterday. Unfortunately, they are not the same profile as the old ones, meaning there is some drywall exposed,  so I’ll have to do some drywall repairs which I hope to get to … Continue reading

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Ask Peggy: What’s my recourse if the previous owners smoked in the ensuite of the house after I purchased their house and before I moved in?

Lots of people have serious smoke sensitivities: I know, I’m one of them. I walk into a house that someone has smoked in and within a few seconds, I can’t breathe. Unfortunately, unless you spelled out the importance to you … Continue reading

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CBC All In A Day: Proposed new Ontario laws would disclose prices in multiple offers

I was on Alan Neal’s CBC Radio show, All in a Day, this afternoon to discuss proposed changes that would require the disclosure of prices in multiple bidding wars. You can hear my comments in the segment here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/all-in-a-day

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