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

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...

When’s The Best Time to List My Rental?

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...

How Do I Protect Myself Against “Professional Tenants”?

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?

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...

How To Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Tenant

How To Maintain a Good Relationship with Your Tenant

  Property management, at its core, is a guest-facing industry. Whether you're a landlord in your own right or part of a property management company, the relationship you have with your tenants is crucial. How do you keep it from going sour? Like any relationship,...

5 Things That You Might Not Know About Your Rental Insurance

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...

So You Want To Be A Landlord?

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...

How Often Should I Be Performing Property Inspections?

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...