Entries Tagged as 'Personal House'

California Landlord Woes – Sounds Like Toronto

January 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on California Landlord Woes – Sounds Like Toronto · Personal House, Property Management

I completely stole this post about a California Landlord from Reddit. It just really goes to show that the problems we have in Toronto are not unique. There’s another aspect that hasn’t been touched on, California’s landlord/tenant laws. I know a little about this because I’m a lawyer. I’m also an accountant and a landlord […]

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Can’t Sell Your House? Rent It Out

June 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Can’t Sell Your House? Rent It Out · Personal House, Property Management

Since I have been in business (10 years now) I slowly steadily chug along, adding a few property management properties to our portfolio, renting a few more, keep on top of things in a pretty unexciting way. Property management done properly should be totally boring. From January this year, owners who had been clients for […]

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My Search For The Truth About Current Vacancy Rates

April 9th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

Today I ended up in an article in Macleans magazine The Vacant Truth About Rental Condos for speaking out about vacancy rates. I have known for quite a while that published vacancy numbers were complete balderdash but I had no idea how the mysterious 1% number came about. So I asked. Initial Inquiry Email I […]

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Water Theft?

August 17th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Personal House, Property Management

So yesterday I heard an entirely new situation. So the resident of the super nice homes I manage calls me with a complaint. His wife went outside and caught the neighbor filling a bunch of 5 gallon pails to water her garden. In the rain no less. In the past they noticed that their hose […]

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Matchmaking Is Cool

September 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

A while back I wrote about a difficult property on Elgin Street in Oshawa. In spite of the difficulties involved in the search I’m pleased to report that a wonderful family was found to live in and enjoy this exceptional property. Reclaiming Lost Property – Landlord Hard Work Sometimes it seems like people just hate […]

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