8 Hospitality Tips for Successfully Renting Out Your Beach House



If your tenants are happy, they’ll come back, saving you the hassle of having to find new renters every year. It doesn’t take much to make your renters feel like guests in your home. There are many things to consider before buying an investment property but once you’ve made the purchase your number one goal is to […]

What the End of Rent Moratoriums and the Coming Evictions Could Mean to Landlords, Renters, and All of Us



On July 25, the federal moratorium on evictions ended. There are also state and local moratoriums with various ending dates. There were at least 25 states with moratoriums. The $600 a week unemployment premium ended on July 31 with tens of millions of Americans remaining without a paycheck. The writing on the wall couldn’t be […]

Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out?



If you’re a homeowner who is considering moving to a new area or has simply outgrown your current house, you have a large decision to make: should you sell your house or rent it out? Each option has various benefits as well as drawbacks. To make the decision that is right for you, carefully consider […]

10 Ways to Reduce the Cash You Need to Buy a Rental Property



Most of us would love to have five or ten rental properties generating passive income for us every month. Far fewer of us actually own any rentals, having bumped up against one tall barrier to entry: cash. It takes investment capital to build a portfolio of rental properties. Cash for the down payment, cash for […]

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 […]