Real Estate

Most “tenant from hell” stories involve bad people who don’t pay their rent.  This one is a bit different… This article was written by Rachelle: a real estate guru who works as a property manager and helps investors find rental properties in Toronto and surrounding areas.  She has recently started a very interesting blog called […]

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This article was written by Rachelle: a real estate guru who works as a property manager and helps investors find rental properties in Toronto and surrounding areas.  She has recently started a very interesting blog called Landlord Rescue.  You can subscribe to the RSS feed here. Read Rachelle’s last story – The Stripper With Dirty […]

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I always hear from people that their primary residence has been their “best investment”.  Usually this is accompanied by something along the lines of “it’s worth *8* times what I paid for it!” and a satisfied smirk.  As with many things, I suspect that people with this view are selectively interpreting the data to support […]

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This article was written by Rachelle: a real estate guru who works as a property manager and helps investors find rental properties in Toronto and surrounding areas.  She has recently started a very interesting blog called Landlord Rescue.  You can subscribe to the RSS feed here. I asked Rachelle to write a “tenant from hell” […]

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In a recent real estate post, frequent commenter Ryan Martin made a suggestion, in reaction to a statement at the end of my post: Mr. Cheap:  “I’d certainly be willing to sell if the right opportunity presented itself, but I’m not in any rush either” Ryan Martin:  “Mr. Cheap, judging by your last paragraph, it […]

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I’m gearing up to do a new real estate investment (being a silent partner in the purchase of a mixed use building in small town Ontario). I kept thinking about doing a post iterating all the types of real estate investing I can think of and the pros and cons of each, so this seems […]

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When I did my condo purchase series I promised to provide an update after I did my tax return and never got around to it.  Better late than never, I’ve completed my 2009 taxes and can provide a summary. The way most investors (incorrectly) calculate their return is to take the rental income and subtract […]

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I’m often amazed at fundamental misunderstandings landlords and tenants have about the laws governing tenancy in Ontario.  I’m not a lawyer, but to the best of my knowledge the information in this post is correct (and if any commentators correct me, I’ll make corrections in the post).  This post shouldn’t be taken as the complete […]

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