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10 Things You Should Be Prepared for Becoming a Landlord or Homeowner

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When you are getting ready to buy a home whether for yourself or as an investment property you should always be prepared for the unexpected. Whether you can do things yourself or you have to hire someone it is always good to know what to do in a situation that requires maintenance or if something… Read More »

Clocks Change This Weekend!

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Don’t forget that this weekend on Sunday November 4th 2018 – 2:00AM clocks turn backwards 1 hour. Although you get one extra hour of sleep now, the reason why this is an important date is so homeowners and landlords use this date as an important date to do some important home maintenance for their properties… Read More »

Attention Landlords: New Standardized Lease in Ontario

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Starting April 30th 2018 landlords in Ontario are now required to use a new standardized lease agreement made by the Ontario government. You can see a copy of the lease here: Click here for Ontario’s new 2018 standardized lease. Why Is There A Standardized Lease? According to the government they are trying to make an… Read More »

Toronto’s Passes New Airbnb Regulation

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Toronto has passed new rules for owners of property that rent out on home sharing platforms such as Airbnb. The rules will take effect July 1st 2018. What’s New? The new rules will require short-term rental operators to register with the City as well as pay license fees of $50 per year as well as… Read More »

What is a Rooming House ?

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A typical situation we come across daily is a client who owns a property that is being rented out will entertain renting out the house not just to 1 family but to multiple, unrelated people living and sharing 1 house or a unit within a house. It is important to understand that you must always… Read More »

Why an Airbnb Host Needs Home Sharing Insurance

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Many Ontario, Canada property owners are turning to Airbnb to rent out their properties on a short term basis for some extra cash, some may even do it as a full time business. It is important for you as a landlord to know what kind of home sharing insurance you need and also what is… Read More »

A Great Flooring Choice for Any Rental Property

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Many times when redoing a rental property, a landlord may wonder what floor they should put in their property that looks good, is relatively inexpensive and perhaps most importantly will outlast the wear and tear of everyday life? A few years ago this could have been a hard question to ask but more recently flooring… Read More »

Student Rentals in Hamilton

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Are you a landlord to be searching for a student rental investment in Hamilton? This post will briefly describe the student rental market in Hamilton and how you as an investor and landlord to be can choose which area you would like to invest in. Hamilton, Ontario makes a perfect City to invest in student… Read More »

How to get – and keep – the best tenants for your rental property

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What you need to know to attract a tenant who values your home as much as you do Anyone who’s rented out a portion of their home, or indeed their entire home, knows that it’s not always a comfortable thing. On the pro side is extra income; this might be a luxury (your 20-something moved… Read More »

Difference Between Home Insurance & Rental Property Insurance

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Difference Between Home Insurance & Rental Property Insurance A common misconception about home insurance is that as long as the home has insurance it is insured and that it does not matter if you have renters. This is simply not true. When applying for insurance you must be up front with the Insurance Company; who… Read More »