Category Archives: Realtors

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’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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Buying an investment property – what’s involved?

We have a hot, hot, hot rental market in Ottawa, so a lot of people are turning their minds to investing. Rents are high; so is demand. What’s involved in buying an investment property? Well, that depends on how many … Continue reading

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Best Real Estate Bloopers of 2019!

As always, 2019 saw a bumper crop of bloopers. Here are the best of the bunch! Homes came with a lot of moving parts this year: “The single garage drives right into the lower level.” And this one, in “clean … Continue reading

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#SockittoChristmas Drop off Locations!

It’s the third annual Sock it to Christmas sock drive! We have five drop off bins in Ottawa this year. These are located as follows: Royal LePage Team Realty, at 1335 Carling, Suite 200 (my office!) Royal LePage Team Realty, … Continue reading

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