25 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Is your landlord breaking the law in Ottawa?

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a city of more than 900,000 residents who have a great life.  With wonderful urban neighbourhoods, rural villages and dynamic suburban communities, Ottawa is also blessed with having one of Canada’s most highly educated and talented workforces. No wonder, then, that Ottawa rental properties attract much attention. As a […]

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23 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ways you’re violating your lease in Toronto

With Toronto ranked this year as the world’s fourth most liveable city, it’s no wonder that more people are looking for rentals in Toronto.  Do remember that when it comes to the lease for a Toronto rental, you need to review before you sign.  You might be tempted to skip over the turgid legal jargon, […]

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19 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

As rents rise, what can renters do in Ottawa?

With its robust economy, low crime rate, accessible medical care and wide range of amenities, Ottawa remains an attractive destination for renters in Ontario. As you might have noticed, though, the rental market has once again shifted in favour of landlords, and it’s not likely to change any time soon.  However, don’t despair – there […]

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29 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Renting in Toronto: Why You Need Renters’ Insurance and How to Buy It

In August 2010, a fire in Dawes Road in eastern Toronto raged through a house-wares store and damaged some nearby apartments. It was later found that none of the tenants had contents insurance and a representative from the Toronto fire-service said this was common in Toronto rentals. In an interview with CBC, Dave Eckerman, Toronto’s […]

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23 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Landlords in Ontario: Pros and Cons of Hiring a Property Management Company

Perhaps you are a landlord with several properties to rent in demand locations in Ontario such as Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Oakville and London. One of the decisions you may be facing is whether to hire a property management company to help you look after the business. Image Courtesy:  go ask alice . . . If […]

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19 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Ten Landlord Tips in Toronto

When you are showing your apartment for rent in Toronto or your downtown Toronto apartment for rent, think about these tips when you are renting your home. #1 – Never show a dirty home Before showing your Toronto rental, consider hiring a professional to clean the home thoroughly, including the windows, bathroom, kitchen, appliances, light […]

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10 March 2011 ~ 2 Comments

100% Occupancy, Raise your Rent

Income properties are a great investment. You receive rental income on a monthly basis, but also enjoy capital appreciation—or at the very least, a solid hedge against inflation. Whether you are thinking of a Vancouver rental or an apartment for rent in Edmonton, rental properties can be a good investment for you. So are you […]

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14 November 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Toronto Rental Prices

Is rent going up or down for apartments for rent in Toronto? With the economic downtown that happened and a glut of Toronto condominiums coming onto the market, where are the rents headed? Below is the average rent of a 2 bedroom condominium in Toronto with data released by the Toronto Real Estate Board in […]

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23 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Questions for a lawyer

I attended a morning seminar last week at the Calgary Residential Rental Association called “Ask the Lawyer: Hot topics for landlords” delivered by Chris Souster. Wow, what a great seminar! There was a lot of great questions and answers presented for property managers. One topic that had a lot of discussion was collecting rent, when […]

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