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5 Things That You Might Not Know About Your Rental Insurance

  Rates for rental homes have gone down in the last 3 years Yes, that’s tough to believe I know.  With rates for property insurance on Vancouver Island seemingly ever spiraling upwards, it’s not possible rates for residential rentals have gone down.  Well, that’s what...

So You Want To Be A Landlord?

  You've picked up your first investment property and ready to put up a listing among other houses to rent. Congratulations! So, where do you begin? While being a landlord might seem straightforward, there are many nuances to consider. If you want to forego property...

How Often Should I Be Performing Property Inspections?

  Property inspections are part and parcel of the rental industry. As such, property managers and landlords need to make regular check-ups to ensure the property is correctly maintained. However, how do you know how often to go? Most renters know that inspections will...

Pets or No Pets?

  When it comes to apartments, pets or no pets is the age-old question. Do you allow for pets in your rental home or not? If you look on the market at apartments or houses for rent, you'll notice most homeowners have a strict no pet policy. There are a number of...

Handling a Hoarder Tenant

  If you're not naturally tidy, mess and clutter are something you're familiar with. When the mess in our house gets to a certain point, we buckle. Garbage bags come out, broom, dustpan, and mop are put back in use, and we undertake a heavy purge and clean....

What to Ask When Hiring a Property Manager

  If you've never dealt with property management companies before, how do you know when you've found the right one? Renting your property and entrusting a tenant, virtually a stranger, to take care of your property is stressful enough. If you're looking to take a less...

Increase Your Curb Appeal With These Simple Tips

  Sprucing up your home is an essential part of upkeep, especially if you're looking to sell or rent. But if you're having trouble doing either, perhaps it's time to look outside. When was the last time you gave your exterior a facelift? If you can't remember when, or...

What The Heck Does a Property Manager Do?

  If you own property, you're sure to have heard the term "property manager" or "property management." Simply put, a property manager is, well, someone who manages property. But what exactly does that entail? What do they do?   Among other things, a property manager...

What Is Renters Insurance? Do You Need it?

    As homeowners, it's common practice, and arguably mandatory, to buy home insurance. With natural disasters on the rise, plus the risk of vandalism, theft, fire or flood damage, insurance gives homeowners peace of mind. The same can be said for car owners and car...

Is it Time to Hire a Property Manager?

  Whether you own one rental property or many, managing properties can be a time-consuming, sometimes full-time job. Over time, eventually you have to ask yourself, is it worth your time to manage your properties yourself or is it better to hire a property manager?...

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