Entries Tagged as 'Buying an investment property'

How To Invest Successfully In The Real Estate Market

April 25th, 2011 · 13 Comments · Buying or Selling Your Property, Commercial Property, Property Management

photo credit: Yossari I get this question with on a regular basis from investors… they’ll send me the numbers on income properties and as you saw in a previous example about analysing income property they are virtually guaranteed to not make decent money. Unless these investors are incredibly lucky for an extended period of time […]

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The Horrors of Subsidized Housing

March 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Buying or Selling Your Property, Rental Property

photo credit: Dottie Mae I had an investor contact me a few days ago about a six-plex for sale. He just found out about a hot deal. It’s a power of sale… it’s going fast, he was at the first viewing along with a whole whack of other people. How Do You Get Your Tenants […]

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10 Reasons To Hate Basement Apartments

December 28th, 2010 · 86 Comments · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

This is the easiest post I’ll ever write. Rarely Legal Worst Tenant Demographic Lowest Income Tenant Demographic Worst Credit Profile Tenants Fire Code Issues New Landlords Utilities Sharing Problems High Turnover High Vacancy Weird Layouts The source of all evil is probably a basement apartment. They are the source of landlord/tenant issues when the landlord […]

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Secrets of Cultural Discrimination

December 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Secrets of Cultural Discrimination · Personal House, Property Management, Rental Property

This is in response to a telephone call I got today… Landlord – Hi, can you find me a tenant of X origin? I’m of country X and I only want my nationality for a tenant. Me – No, that’s discrimination and it’s against the law. You’ll have to do it yourself. Landlord – Well […]

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Uggh Winter’s Here – Landlord Edition

November 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Kids & Family, Rental Property

This morning I got a sudden flurry of snow at my house, which reminded me that even if winter is not entirely here, it is certainly well on it’s way. Also on my way to an appointment, I encountered a traffic jam in the middle of the weekend, a sure sign that Christmas is here […]

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