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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29 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Keys to Successful Rental Property Management in Toronto

Canada’s largest city is currently the world’s fourth most livable city, so it’s natural that more people will look for rentals in Toronto.  If becoming a landlord or property manager appeals to you, here’s how to make it a success.            To start, read up on Canadian landlord and tenant law […]

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23 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Using the Internet to Advertise Apartments for Rent in Oakville

Oakville, the beautiful lakeside town within the Greater Toronto Area, has great neighbourhoods and places to do business.  This attracts more people to the area, and will mean more potential tenants. As a landlord of Oakville rentals, you need an affordable marketing tool to advertise your properties. That tool is the Internet. If you still […]

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19 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Is it Wise to Make Home Improvements to a Rental Property in Ottawa?

If you are trying to attract “rent to own” tenants for your Ottawa rental properties, then the answer is “yes”. This type of renter is going to look more closely at your property before signing any lease-option agreement. This is understandable, given that they are going to be paying more money. If your Ottawa house […]

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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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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Finding a Compatible Room-Mate in Toronto

There are many advantages to having a room-mate. If you find the right person, then sharing a Toronto rental can be a lot of fun and you can save money by sharing costs. With a room-mate you may be able to afford a nicer apartment in Toronto in a better location than you could manage […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

How to Feel at Home in Ontario after an Overseas Move

Perhaps you have recently moved to a city in Ontario – let us say Ottawa or Toronto – from overseas. Maybe you have already found somewhere to live and made progress on finding a job, enrolling the kids in school and sorting out healthcare for the family. These are some of the really big tasks […]

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