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Den, Living Room, Family Room — Are They All the Same?

Searching for a new apartment or home to rent can be a slog, and understanding the terminology is tough. So, when someone says a studio or one-bedroom plus den, what does that even mean? Is a den the same as a living room? Where does a family room fit in all of this?...

Ugly Carpet in Your Rental? Here’s How to Deal with It

We all have deal-breakers when searching for a new home to rent. It could be basement suites (who doesn't love natural light, after all), no oven, tiny bathrooms or a lack of closet space. But one thing most people will agree they don't want to see is carpet. While...

Why Is my Property Still Vacant?

  With the time change and colder weather upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to address the uncomfortable question many of us have been asking this fall, “If vacancy rates are so low, why is my property still vacant?” As your eyes and ears in the rental...

How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

For any food lover, the prospect of cooking in a small kitchen hurts. It hurts your heart and, more importantly, your stomach. So, what do you do when your kitchen has no space to cook that three-course dinner? Make space! It's not always easy, but with a few quick...

Do You Know What to Look for in a Commercial Property?

  Owning your own business is exciting and overwhelming, and it comes with many challenges. Whether you're moving out of your home office or this is your first commercial space, finding the right one can make or break your business. Don't despair, though, we're here...

Is Your Bathroom Too Small? Check Out These Space-Saving Tips

  Space is a premium in today's real estate market. Most apartments for rent are getting less and less affordable, and the square footage seems to shrink every year. But if you can maximize the space you do have, your tenants can live a comfortable, chic life and make...

When’s The Best Time to List My Rental?

  When it comes time to list your home for sale, you won't lack for articles on when is best. What's less spoken (or written) about is when you should list your home for rent. Everyone has a different answer, and all are right for different reasons. If you want to...

How Do I Protect Myself Against “Professional Tenants”?

Renting out your property is no fairytale and for the inexperienced, it's stressful and overwhelming, too. But don't despair just yet. There may not be such a thing as a "perfect" tenant, but good, trustworthy ones are out there. But in order to discern the good from...

How Do You Know if You’ve Found a Good Property Manager?

  When searching for a new tenant, it's tough to know if you've found the right fit. It's no different when it comes to finding a good property manager. Like a tenant, the property manager you choose will be entrusted with caring for and maintaining your property...

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