Entries Tagged as 'Property Management'

My Search For The Truth About Current Vacancy Rates

April 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 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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What Is Toronto’s Condominium Vacancy Rate ? (Not 1% That’s For Sure)

March 12th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

The Emperor Has No Clothes. I’m not sure where the myth started that the condo vacancy rate was 1% (Give or take a few decimal points).  I have calculated the vacancy rate according to properties under my management and dug up a CMHC Condo Owner’s Survey so keep reading to the very end. How To […]

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The Art of Above The Guideline Rent Increases

February 7th, 2015 · No Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

I rent a lot of new condos, and it’s not always easy. Frankly the halls and lobby are dirty and dusty, some of the elevators don’t work, the amenities are not ready and a host of other not-so-easy-to-justify-those-condo-rent-prices issues. It seems that every year developers are occupying the suites that are finished with the common […]

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Reader Question – Should I Assume Existing Tenants

November 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Landlord & Tenant Board, Property Management, Rental Property

  First reader Mike gives me compliments and then he asks me a question. This is a sure way to be featured on the blog. As a woman the easiest way to my heart is through flattery. Reader Question About Assuming Existing Tenants I’ve been following your posts for some time now.  Partly because I’ve […]

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Lousy Weather Makes For Lousy Renting

November 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

If you’ve ever done any type of sales, you know which days are going to be good selling days. Bright sunny dry days are the best, even in winter.  Dank, humid, blathering days are never good. You’re trying to present the place at it’s best and houses and apartments look better when it’s sunny out. […]

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