When I first ventured into the property management business in Toronto, I didn’t always increase the rent for existing tenants annually. The thought behind this was that we wanted to...Read more
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Tenants Paying Late?
As a property manager in the GTA and an avid real estate investor, I often get questions about tenants who don’t pay rent or who habitually pay rent late. With...Read more
Affordable Housing In Toronto PART THREE
As I mentioned the other week, our perspective of housing has really changed a lot in the last 50 years. But, as a Property Manager in the GTA, I believe...Read more
Affordable Housing in the GTA? PART TWO
Just think about how the world has changed in the last 50-60 years! Even 30 years ago, in many homes, many kids shared a room with a sibling and their...Read more
Affordable Housing in the GTA?
PART ONE Last week, I wrote about the provincial governments “stabilized rent increase guidelines” which is scheduled to take effect in 2013 if passed. This raised another interesting topic in...Read more
Do Rent Caps Make Sense?
Recently, the Ontario Government has purposed to “stabilize the rent increase guidelines”. According to the Ontario government “tenants would benefit from greater certainty that would ensure affordable and stable rents...Read more
Increasing Cash Flow on Your Investment Property
If you are looking to increase the value of your investment property you should also be looking for ways to increase the rent. As a property management company in Toronto,...Read more
Why is a move-in inspection report a key component to running a successful investment property?
I recently had a discussion with a veteran mediator at the LTB (Landlord Tenant Board) concerning the nature of most cases they encounter. Rent falling in arrears is the predominant...Read more
Winter is just around the corner: What you can do to protect your Real Estate Investment from the cold:
When I was younger and winter was approaching, I looked forward to hockey, skiing, and snowball fights. Now the focus has turned to winter proofing, economizing, and taking pre-emptive measures...Read more
Finding the Right Tenant in Toronto
You have purchased your new investment property and are ready to find a suitable tenant. Sounds simple and straightforward, right? Securing a tenant can be a daunting experience for some...Read more