Entries Tagged as 'Property Management'

For God’s Sake Buy A Parking Spot

August 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

When I first started renting condos, they came with 2 extra things FOR FREE. Parking and locker. Then a while back, they started charging for parking and gave you the locker. Then developers started charging for both a parking and a locker. Then they started charging $50,000 for a parking spot downtown, if they were […]

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Recommended Real Estate

July 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

So George a reader of the blog asked the following question in a comment. Question Condos rent like crazy it seems, but appear to be poor investments compared to multi-unit purpose built buildings.  On the surface, they have very little room for error or interest rate changes and an extremely low cap rate. Is this […]

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How To Avoid Problem Tenants

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Property Management

How to Avoid Problem Tenants A problem tenant who is always late with his payments and doesn’t think twice about trashing the house and vanishing leaving behind repairs worth thousands of dollars is every landlord’s nightmare. So as a landlord, how do you protect yourself and your property from the tenant from hell? Rely on […]

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Dear Landlord – You Cannot Rent This

July 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

I’ve seen more than my fair share of rental apartments. Most people would not believe some of the “apartments” that are on offer. After last night’s listing of an “apartment” for rent… I’ve been inspired to search my memory for the worst landlords ever. Last night I approached a beautiful house with anticipation. Fantastic neighborhood, […]

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Illegal Sublets & Air BNB

July 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

A concerned condo owner called me yesterday about an issue I also had to deal with. Illegal subletting by tenants trying to cash in on Air BnB & Kijiji & other websites and renting a room, the entire apartment, their terrace or even their living room couch to other people. Most condo corporations have a […]

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