7 Things to Know About Buying Your First Investment Property



There are seven important considerations you need to think about before investing in your first rental property. Here’s the rundown.

Toronto Suites vs. Airbnb: Which Is Best for Short-Term Rentals?



Whatever your reason for temporarily relocating in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, your options are limited to booking an Airbnb or a furnished suite, unless you’re willing to shell out for a hotel room.  Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery without straying too far from home, or you’re a frontline healthcare worker […]

Don’t Miss These Real Estate Tax Benefits on Investment Property



Investment properties by their very nature are supposed to bring in a profit. That is what draws so many people to add them to their investment portfolio. You still need to get the most profit out of your investment property as possible. This doesn’t just mean income from the property itself. You may qualify for […]

Tips for Today’s Landlords



It continues to be a great time for landlords. Monthly rents have been increasing for years, vacancies remain at historic lows, and a really big benefit for landlords is that the renters are paying down any loans you have on the property, while your equity continues appreciating every month. All is good! This makes now […]

Lord of the Lawn: 5 Lawn Care and Landscaping Tips for Landlords



When you rent a property with an adjoining lawn, who is responsible for mowing it, you or your tenant? What about aerating, dethatching, and fertilizing it? What about landscaping for multi-family properties? What do you do when tenants want to put in a vegetable patch or flower garden? How can you minimize dog damage when […]

How Rental Properties Change the Math of Retirement Income



When your passive income from investments can cover your monthly living expenses, you reach financial independence. In other words, working becomes optional. While the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement has its share of critics, the simple fact is that anyone can retire early. It takes a high savings rate of course – you can’t […]

A Basic 3 Minute Single Family Rental Investment Analysis



You’re probably familiar with the 80/20 rule also known as the “Pareto’s Principle.” The 80/20 rule is a general rule that basically means there is not an equal relationship between your efforts and your results. The principle states that 20% of your effort is responsible for 80% of your results. That’s not particularly a good […]

How To Get Your Home Rented Faster



The percentage of householders who rent their homes rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016, indicating a growing supply of rental homes in the US market, according to Census Bureau housing data. If you have a rental home, this is bad news, as it means that you have to compete with more […]

How To Get Your Home Rented Faster



The percentage of householders who rent their homes rose from 31.2 percent in 2006 to 36.6 percent in 2016, indicating a growing supply of rental homes in the US market, according to Census Bureau housing data. If you have a rental home, this is bad news, as it means that you have to compete with more […]

5 Signs You Need a New Property Management Company



A good property management company can save you money, give you peace of mind, and free up your valuable time, but if the company is terrible, they are going to cost you money and time. Without proper management, your property will sit on the market for a long time, or you get a terrible tenant […]