Category Archives: Realtors

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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Another happy client! #Testimonial

(Working with this client was fun: after she bought the property, we went to Lowes and Home Depot and she bought some gorgeous hardwood and tile flooring. Can’t wait to see what it all looks like when it’s done!) “I … Continue reading

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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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