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If you’re the type to enjoy classical music when you’re feeling a little down, this could be the property for you with its “Deck in the Bach yard.”

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Did you always want to be a fireman? If so, it may explain why you are thinking about becoming a managing broker in a...

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"This property is “waiting for your decorating flare.” Nothing like a sudden burst of flames to add a cosy touch!" Peggy Blair lists some of her favourite recent real estate listing bloopers.

At the ribbon cutting for the Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House, from left: John Percy, public education officer, Waterloo Fire Rescue; Steve LaRochelle, Kitchener fire manager, emergency management and business continuity; Geoff Lorentz, regional councillor; Peter Benninger, president, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty; Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky; Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic; Waterloo Fire Rescue fire chief Richard Hepditch; and Kevin Schmalz, public education officer, Kitchener Fire Department.

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Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty has donated a custom-made Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House to the Kitchener and Waterloo fire departments to educate children on how to respond in emergency situations.

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Let's end 2017 with some great listing bloopers. There was this apparently distressed property: "truly unique, set on 4 acres within waling distance." Poor thing. I hope it gets whatever help it needs.

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Peggy Blair offers her latest collection of listing bloopers. She says, “Lofts have been getting a lot of your attention these days as selling features, and these listing cracked me up.”

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In spring along with spring showers comes a new crop of real estate listing bloopers! Perhaps my favourite one this month was: “INDROUND POOL.” I hope it’s not a Freudian slip.

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Cards on the table. I was born in 1945, first licensed in real estate in British Columbia in 1970, qualified in the ’70s as...

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Well, colleagues, we’re in the busy spring season, which means we’re all rushing around like crazy. The upside of busy-time, of course, is more real estate bloopers for me.

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One of my favourite listing bloopers is this one, which was written in all-caps: “PAINTED PEAKS AND SLATS, CALIFORNIA SHUDDERS.” Now, I know California is an earthquake zone, but I’m not sure that’s much of a selling point.