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10 House Amenities You Shouldn’t Have at Your Rental Property

22 Mar

It is difficult to choose which house amenities your property should have. House amenities vary somewhat depending on location and the architecture; however, there are certain items which you should never have in your rental property. Certain items are impractical for making long-term rental income even if they are convenient in your home. This article will highlight the top items.

10 Interior and Exterior Preventive Maintenance for Rental Properties

18 Mar

Preventive maintenance for rental properties is always better to perform than emergency maintenance because spotting a problem early leads to a cheaper repair. Finding potential problems in your rental property will take some diligent work and can be daunting for a single person to perform, especially if a person owns multiple properties. A shortcut list can help you examine which…

How To Get More Rental Booking During Off Season

08 Jun

Are you always busy during peak season? Getting lots of calls, reservations, and requests but find yourself worried when offseason arrives? This is a common problem that some owners like you have with certain properties in tourist areas like Whistler. You may be making a significant amount of money for the rest of the year, but then lose out when…

Landlord’s Insurance: What it is and why it is important?

03 Feb

Most rental property owners in British Columbia come across one impending question early on in the stages of their business: What is your most important concern as a landlord? For most rental property owners, the biggest concern would probably be about finding good tenants for their vacant units. But aside from that, you should be looking into a landlord insurance…

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…

Important Things To Know Before Renting Your Property

20 Jan

When it comes to renting, both the tenants and the landlords have specific rights and they share responsibilities in order to make sure that the tenant is renting the right way and that the landlord is provided all that is needed. This is a way to avoid unwanted situations such as disputes or discrepancies in safety and violations of a…

First Time Landlord Tips

13 Jan

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 of these expenses. On the…

The Expert Landlord Tips

06 Jan

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 that has plenty of perks,…

The Best Indicators of Tenant Quality

03 Jan

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 status, or sexual orientation…

9 Reasons to Hire a Property Management Company

03 Jan

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 applications. Rent…

Empty Home Tax : Implemented in Vancouver

30 Dec

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 property that’s worth $2…

Hiring a Property Management Company

23 Dec

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 expenses. Yes, you do have…

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