Entries Tagged as 'Personal House'

My Search For The Truth About Current Vacancy Rates

April 9th, 2015 · 4 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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5 Ways Renovations Are Like Christmas

December 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Personal House

photo credit: ^@^ina (Irina Patrascu) Today’s project at my house, involved putting a hole in the guest bedroom wall a few days before my mother in law rolls into town. Next, I had to find the pipes that led to the laundry sink in the garage and cut them, put in a valve so I […]

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Top 10 Mistakes New Landlords Make

December 12th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

photo credit: Yashna M There’s a few mistakes that new landlords make before they learn more about the landlording business. Even landlords who have been around for a while make these common errors. They’re easy to make. 1- Underestimate The Difficulty Of The Business Every single business has it’s problems and pitfalls. It’s not easy […]

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