Entries Tagged as 'Rental Property'

What Is a Foreign Investor?

February 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Buying or Selling Your Property, Rental Property

I was reading this article about Foreign Investors and the Toronto Real Estate Board and how some people doubt the figure that 4.9% of buyers are Foreign Investors. First of all, I have a problem with real estate board data, because of it’s lack of accuracy. Real Estate Agents are not statisticians concerned about the […]

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Number One Reason Why Landlords Rock

February 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment · Property Management, Rental Property

20 long years of property management and I still get up every morning with a spark of joy in my cold dead heart. Why? The reason is that landlords provide an extremely valuable service. In Ontario we are mostly reviled and underappreciated, but that doesn’t matter because literally thousands of people have been safe, warm, […]

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Discrimination Is Not Just Skin Colour

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments · Landlord Advocacy, Rental Property

I read this interesting story about how some younger people were denied a nice condo with excellent credit and jobs and are now suing the landlord & hopefully his real estate agent as well because they were denied because they were too young at the age of 22 and 23. The way the young couple […]

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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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