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Why use a property manager?

Why use a property manager?

Posted Nov 11th, 2016

Investing in real estate can be a great way to help diversify your portfolio. But, becoming a landlord without the right experience, knowledge, and help, can turn this into a very time consuming, risky, and problematic venture. Professional property managers are available to help you out!

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Helpful links for Landlords in Uxbridge, Durham and Toronto

Helpful links for Landlords in Uxbridge, Durham and Toronto

Posted Nov 10th, 2016

Helpful links to key information and support organizations for Property Managers and Landlords in the Uxbridge, Durham, Toronto and the GTA.

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Beginners Guide to Rental Properties

Beginners Guide to Rental Properties

Posted Oct 28th, 2016

If you are thinking about purchasing a rental property, this Beginners Guide to Rental Properties is a great place to start

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Strong average rental rate growth with Durham Condo Apartment vacancy rate one of the lowest in GTA

Strong average rental rate growth with Durham Condo Apartment vacancy rate one of the lowest in GTA

Posted Oct 19th, 2016

Durham Condo Apartment vacancy rate is one of the lowest in GTA. Toronto Real Estate Board's 2016 Q2 report shows strong rental growth rates across Durham, Toronto, GTA

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2016 new mortgage rules expected to hit First-time homebuyers and the rental market

2016 new mortgage rules expected to hit First-time homebuyers and the rental market

Posted Oct 13th, 2016

With the Toronto Rental market already tight, the New Mortgage Rules is expected to make the rental market even tighter as former potential buyers stay where they are.

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Why is it better to rent than to buy?

Why is it better to rent than to buy?

Posted Oct 1st, 2016

Does it make more sense to buy or rent a home from an investment perspective? It’s a question I get asked more than any other.

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Tips for Renting out Your House

Tips for Renting out Your House

Posted Sep 20th, 2016

While investments like stocks and bonds are often referred to as passive, a rental property is considered an active investment. Here are some tax tips to help make your journey as a landlord a whole lot easier.

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Beware the 'Professional Tenant'!  How can a landlord protect himself?

Beware the 'Professional Tenant'! How can a landlord protect himself?

Posted Sep 19th, 2016

We continue to hear examples of the 'Professional Tenant' taking another unsuspecting landlord for a free ride. As this Toronto Star article states, the rules need to change. However, until that happens, what can you do to protect yourself? Hiring a professional property manager has been proven to be well worth the cost. For it's the do-it-yourself landlords that are prime targets for these tenant frauds.

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Avoiding and managing roommate problems

Avoiding and managing roommate problems

Posted Sep 9th, 2016

Finding the right roommate and having written agreements will help avoid future pitfalls and problems that can affect even the most compatible roommates, and the strain it causes on a roommate relationship may jeopardize your rental.

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PROPOSALS TO ENCOURAGE SMALL LANDLORDS TO PROVIDE RENTAL HOUSING:   INDUSTRY CONSULTATION RESPONSE

PROPOSALS TO ENCOURAGE SMALL LANDLORDS TO PROVIDE RENTAL HOUSING: INDUSTRY CONSULTATION RESPONSE

Posted Sep 4th, 2016

There is mounting evidence that additional real-estate rental housing supply is needed in Ontario. Changing household patterns,...

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