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COVID-19: REAL ESTATE DROP

13 May

Huge drop in real estate sales in Canada As social distancing rules and regulations currently stand, real estate agents will experience a harder time finding buyers and selling homes. Home sales are expected to drop by around 30 – 40 percent for the month of April alone. That is not including the fact that home sales are expected to remain…

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CERB: DON’T FORGET TO RE-APPLY!

11 May

You Will Have to Re-Apply to Continue Receiving CERB This Month, Even If You Applied in April Canadians will have to re-apply as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) does not renew automatically! For Canadians who have stopped working and lost their source of living due to Covid-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can provide temporary income relief. And,…

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BUYING A HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

08 May

Buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic Trying to buy a house or business location during a pandemic is anything but easy. While people are fending off the worst of the epidemic with social distancing and only going out for essentials, it’s easy to think that buying a home right now is impossible. Lucky for potential homeowners, real estate agents…

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COVID 19: SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

27 Apr

Overview of Financial Support for Tenants and Individual Landlords The COVID-19, or coronavirus crisis has left many Canadians without a job or with reduced hours and wondering how to pay their rent. The scope and scale of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes income support measures to help Canadians pay their rent. This article contains general information…

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CANADA’S COVID-19 PROJECTIONS

14 Apr

COVID-19 Measures Expected to Last Until Summer As Canadian’s are already well into their social distancing and preventative measures amid the COVID-19 crisis, the question on everyone’s mind is as to when this will all end. As numbers are spiking every day and Canada’s COVID-19 cases now over 11,000 as of April 3rd, the government officials say, we are far…

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RENT FREEZES, EVICTIONS AND END OF TENANCY

03 Apr

Updates for Owners and Tenants:Rent Freezes, Evictions and End of Tenancy  With the State of Emergency declared by the provincial government, and businesses all over the country being forced to close doors amid the coronavirus outbreak, renters and tenants alike have questions on what this means for them. The provincial government has released a few updates to help ease the…

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COVID-19 Update: information for landlords

30 Mar

What Landlords Need to Know During COVID-19 pandemic The global market has frozen. Trade has halted as countries close their borders and are taking drastic measures to manage and combat the disease amongst their population. The economic effect has been immense with global supply chains ceased, businesses shuttered as customers are homebound, and repercussive squeezes in the labour market as…

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Renting out your property during the COVID 19 crisis

28 Mar

The guide on renting out your property during the COVID 19 crisis Our world has literally changed overnight. Amid the COVID 19 health crisis, all of us need to do our part and practice social distancing in order to keep safe and contain the virus. If you are a landlord looking to rent out your property, you might be asking…

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Top 4 Mistakes Airbnb Hosts Make (2020)

21 Feb

Airbnb is one of the hottest ways to make some extra money, especially when you have some space you can spare. A lot of homeowners jump into this bandwagon. But not everyone who does is ready. That’s why there are a lot of common mistakes airbnb hosts make. If you’re planning on using Airbnb to make some side income, you…

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9 Common Problems of a Landlord ( and How to Fix Them )

30 Jan

Venturing into the world of real estate is an attractive option for many reasons – why else would so many individuals decide to take the leap and make such a significant investment like this one? Having said that, despite the numerous reasons that make real estate investment a desirable one, there are also several that can make it a truly…

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How To Be a Successful Landlord

23 Jan

If you are on the road to becoming a successful landlord, then here are a few things that you should consider doing consistently to become a successful landlord: Run Your Property as a Business Don’t treat your property as your personal bank account, run it like a business with its own bank account, profit and loss and contingency funds. You…

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6 Things You Should Not Do as a Landlord

16 Jan

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO AS A LANDLORD If you’re a new investment property owner you’ve probably realized, there’s a lot to learn! Here’s a list of things on the absolute do not do list… trust us, avoiding these things will save you lots of time and money. 1. Don’t Assume Your Property Will Always Be Rented Don’t…

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10 Questions You Must ask a Property Management Company Before you Hire Them

02 Jan

Out of all the things you could have invested in you decided real estate was probably the best option for long-term growth. And so, you’ve decided to purchase an income property or maybe income properties. Of course, you’re not, nor have you ever been a property manager and the idea of being on call 24-7 to deal with tenant…

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Managing tenants with pets

14 Mar

Throughout the years, dog and pet owners have made notions of changing the tenancy laws in British Columbia. As a landlord, being fair is only compulsory but you do have the power to enforce restriction based on your preference. Last year, Jess Nelson, a dog owner in North Vancouver made an appeal to change British Columbia’s tenancy laws regarding tenants…

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Pros and Cons of Including Utilities with Rent for Your Investment Property

02 Feb

The question of whether or not to include utilities in the rental price has been one that has landlords and property management companies going back and forth on for years. The trend seems to shift depending on what the rental market is doing at the time. In the 1990’s, with higher rental vacancy, the trend was to include utilities as…

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