Category Archives: Realtors

Is There a Mouse in the House?

Last week, I contacted clients of mine who’d moved into their new home two weeks ago to see how they were making out. “Everything went smoothly,” they said, “but there is a terrible smell in the house! We may have … Continue reading

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MosaiCanada!

Ottawa was just chosen by MoneySense as one of Canada’s best cities to live in, in fact we were ranked number one! MoneySense points out that “Ottawa is a safe and affordable city that hasn’t been caught up in the … Continue reading

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Cracks in the garage floor.

I often see cracks in garage floors; heck, I even have some in my own garage. Most people assume they aren’t a problem, but that’s not always the case. I recently previewed a home for clients that had a giant … Continue reading

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What is an escalation clause?

An escalation clause is a clause put into an offer to buy a property by the buyer that says the buyer will pay “X” more than the best offer received by the seller. It usually contains a cap. Are they … Continue reading

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Staging works! Another example.

I helped a friend get a townhouse ready for renting over the weekend. It’s an older unit in a complex where two other units are also for rent. So the first thing we agreed was that the rent needed to … Continue reading

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Bridge Financing – what is it? Do I need it?

Bridge financing refers to a situation where you have to pay for your new house and you haven’t sold your old one, or where you’ve sold the old one but the closing date falls after the closing date for your new … Continue reading

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I’m buying a new build home – do I really need a realtor?

So you’ve decided to buy a brand new home, built from scratch – how exciting! The builder has a salesperson who seems very knowledgeable and the price is non-negotiable. Is there any reason to have your own realtor? Well, that … Continue reading

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