07 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ways to Maximise Energy Efficiency in Your Toronto Rental Home

As southern Ontario braces for the onslaught of winter, it is wise to maximise the energy efficiency of your Toronto rental.  Conserving energy will save you money and is also good for the environment.  Luckily, for residents of Toronto rental properties, there are inexpensive alternatives to installing solar panels and double glazing the windows. Use […]

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03 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What Oakville Landlords Should Know About Rental Agreements to Avoid Confusion and Dispute

Landlords of Oakville rentals can protect themselves and their properties if they know the ins and outs of rentals agreements.  If you are a first time landlord, insist on a written rental or lease agreement for your Oakville house rentals.  A written agreement is a legally binding document that establishes the relationship between landlord and […]

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25 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What Ottawa Tenants Should Know About Rental Agreements to Avoid Confusion and Dispute

Anyone can rent a property in Ottawa as long as they meet the landlord’s lease requirements and demonstrate they are able to pay the rent. To make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, it pays to be careful and to check all documents very carefully to avoid problems later on. If you are […]

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15 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How To Speed Up The Rental Process In Ontario

If you are moving to Ontario and need to sort out new accommodation quickly, there are ways to make the process faster. Firstly, choose a quick and efficient method of finding a suitable property. The online site rentspot.com provides a fast and user-friendly way of finding a good selection of rental apartments in any of […]

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13 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Rentals: How to protect yourself from Rental Scam

In August this year, a man accused of operating a rental scam in Toronto was arrested and later released on bail. Unfortunately this is far from the first case of reported rental fraud in the city. So if you are searching for Toronto rental properties make sure you do not fall prey to one of […]

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12 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ottawa Apartments for Rent – Furnished vs. Unfurnished – Advice for Landlords

If you are starting out as a new landlord you may be wondering whether you should offer your Ottawa rental property furnished or unfurnished. Both options are open to you and there are advantages and disadvantages to each scenario. Here is a summary of the pros and cons of renting out a fully furnished apartment. […]

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12 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Rent or Buy in London? – The Ultimate Debate

Maybe you are moving to London Ontario and wondering whether you should rent or buy a property in this attractive city. To rent or to buy is a dilemma that many of us face at some time or another in our lives. Everyone’s situation is different but what general factors should you consider when facing […]

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07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Apartment Living: Fire Safety Tips for Tenants

Nearly all home fires are preventable. If you are renting in Toronto do make sure that you take every possible precaution to stop fires from starting. While your landlord must maintain the property to statutory fire-safety standards, it is your responsibility to make sure you do not introduce any fire hazards in the way you […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Does where you live shape who you become?

Do we live in a certain place because we are a certain kind of person, or do we become a certain kind of person because of where we live. This is one of those chicken and egg type questions that it’s fun to debate. But somewhere in the circular arguments we can tease out some […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Ottawa Home

Perhaps you are looking to increase the value of your Ottawa home prior to selling but are worried about the costs of doing this. There are a number of quite small projects you can undertake to help increase the sale price of your property. Often these small projects represent a good return on investment and […]

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