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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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