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How To Be a Successful Landlord

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 … Read more

6 Things You Should Not Do as a Landlord

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 … Read more

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

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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 … Read more

Terminating a Tenancy

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Prior to ending a fixed term tenancy, it is the responsibility of the landlord and tenant to either re-negotiate the terms of the rental agreement or to terminate the tenancy agreement upon its end date. Ending A Fixed Term Tenancy A tenant who gives written notice to ending a fixed term tenancy agreement before the … Read more

4 Effective Ways To Market Your Rental Unit

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Finding the ideal tenant is one thing that every landlord should aim for as well as keeping the vacancy rate low if not, at a complete zero. An ideal tenant would be a person who is responsible enough to pay the rent on time, considerate enough to avoid disturbing their neighbors, have no conflict with … Read more

First Time Landlord Tips

If you have the choice to own an asset, owning one that produces income is much better than owning an asset that expends income. If you own a house or apartment for your own residence, for example, you need to pay for maintenance, repairs, taxes, mortgage interest, landscaping, utilities, or strata fees that cover some … Read more

The Expert Landlord Tips

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Running a rental property is not as easy as it sounds. Landlords do more than maintain the place and collect the monthly rent. So here are some of the best practices from the experts in the business. You probably know by now that being a landlord can be extremely overwhelming. Just like with any business … Read more

9 Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company

There are plenty of reasons why hiring a property management company is a great solution to overcome the problems involved with running a rental property. Let’s take a look at the top 9: Quality Tenants: Companies in the field of property management know how to screen candidates for tenancy since they have seen thousands of … Read more

The Best Indicators of Tenant Quality

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Screening prospective tenants can involve so many different checks and balances. Interviewing, references, criminal court record search, and really anything you can do to get an idea of what sort of tenant a person is going to be. And of course, you have to be certain that you are not discriminating on race, religion, marital … Read more

Empty Home Tax : Implemented in Vancouver

With a home vacancy rate hovering at an unhealthy low of 0.6%, the Vancouver City Council has stepped in and introduced the Empty home tax which will be implemented from January 1, 2017. This tax is an additional 1% of property value on top of your regular property tax. That means if you have a … Read more

Hiring a Property Management Company

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Owning a property in Vancouver that produces income is pretty much an ideal way to make a living. Let’s take a look at this from a homeowner’s perspective. If you own a house, you need to pay for maintenance, repairs, taxes, mortgage interest, landscaping, utilities, or a homeowner association fee that covers some of these … Read more

Minimizing Tenant Turnover Expenses

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 When you decide to manage all the day-in-day-out aspects that come with owning an investment property you will no doubt digest every bit of information you can find on getting the right tenants. How to screen them and check the details of their application. And ways to make sure you are kicking off a great … Read more