Entries Tagged as 'Rental Property'

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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David Strashin – Lawyer & Landlord Super Hero

September 7th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Landlord & Tenant Board, Property Management, Real Estate Lawyer, Rental Property

The other day my friend sent me a link to a Star Article about gaming the Landlord & Tenant Board System. He asked me if I had seen the article and I was actually in the process of dealing with a case identical to it. Enter The Prostitute “Miss Kitty” Many years ago when I […]

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Why Are Condos So Crappy ?

September 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

I’ve rented a lot of condos, and I’ll rent thousands more I’m sure. I’ve seen my share of awful layouts, bad treatment from security, substandard common areas, unfinished buildings and more recently absence of parking.  After this weekend and the lack of power at Cityplace… 3 times this week, someone has to ask this hard […]

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Pricing Your Rental Is Like Shopping For Mangoes

September 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Property Management, Rental Property

There’s three things I love in my life, renting properties, eating mangoes, and eating fresh tomatoes I grew myself.  The other day I was dealing with an owner who was unhappy with us. He was unhappy because his friend had priced his property at $1700 for a 3 bedroom house and had 18 offers and […]

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Weird Stove Electrical Problem

August 31st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

I’ve been a property manager for over 20 years now (a long long 20 years… think Alcatraz) and most problems have come to visit me more than once. Until this summer when a lowly stove made me, Dina, two electricians and the condo manager look foolish. Basically, the problem was reported as an oven problem, […]

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