Entries Tagged as 'Property Management'

Key Management & Key Deposits

January 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

I have at one time in career been given a 5 gallon pail filled to 3/4 with keys. Furthermore they were using the key tags with string and the strings had become completely mixed up. For my management properties I use these small and cheap plastic key tags to put on every key that crosses […]

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Annual Inspections – Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Alarm

December 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

It’s the time of year when we do Fire Inspections around here, and I have to say after the house I went to see last week, I’m going to adopt a big fat no policy towards my clients doing their own fire safety checks. The landlord had her contractors install the fire alarm / carbon […]

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The Link Between Air BnB and Affordable Housing

October 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · Kids & Family, Property Management, Rental Property

Air BnB is a symptom of our crazy out of whack housing system. That’s my conclusion after speaking to the expert on Airbnb Dr Daniel Guttentag. So welcome to the rabbit hole of my thought process here… here’s an explain like I’m 5 version of Airbnb, how it affects housing, and what I think about […]

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Mayor John Tory Already Has All The Tools To Create Affordable Housing

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property, Tenant Resources

I’m so sick of people flapping their lips about affordable housing. Especially politicians. Because it’s all bullshit. Here the city of Toronto website page about affordable housing Everyone is confused, let’s have a meeting about it (with catered lunches and committees.) That will work won’t it? The real conversation is about poor people being hard […]

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Why Are Condos and Investors Such A Bad Combo?

September 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

To understand a little about why condos are not the best fit for investors, you have to understand how condos operate a little bit.  The condo is an idealistic creation of democracy at work. Simply put, the building entity is put into a corporation and each unit owner owns a share of the building/corporation. Each […]

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