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Do You Have What It Takes to Sublet?

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Maybe you want to make some extra income while on vacation, need someone to help with the rent, or you want to move to a different area without losing the apartment you’re already renting. Whatever your reason, you’re thinking about subletting your place. Subletting is finding someone to take over […]

Improvements: Should You Allow Your Tenants to Do them?

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There are all sorts of reason why your tenants might ask to make improvements or changes. Likewise, you could get requests for simple changes or really intricate renovations that will require a lot of money. Maybe they want something relatively simple like giving some color to their kid’s walls, or […]

Learn to Recognize Sketchy Applicants

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Choosing the wrong tenant is the single worst mistake a landlord can make. A bad tenant can damage the property so badly it takes a lot of time and money to get it back in shape, and they can also drag landlords to court and through long and tortuous eviction […]

Should You Renew If Your Landlord Increased the Rent?

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The rule of thumb is that your rent should not be more than 30% of your income. Of course, this isn’t always possible. Some cities are just really expensive, and you won’t be able to find anything for a reasonable price even if you’re willing to move to a shoebox. […]

How to Encourage a Good Landlord-Tenant Relationship

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It takes two to tango, and to encourage a good relationship between a landlord and a tenant. In other words, both tenants and landlords need to be on their best behavior and make things easy on each other, so that they can get along well without any major misunderstandings. What […]

Traits All Amazing Landlords Share

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Not all landlords are the same, but the good ones do all share some traits that make them great at their jobs and a pleasure to work with as a tenant. It’s not about the price they set, or the kind of property they rent, but rather how they go […]

Red Flags You Need To Worry About as a Renter

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Looking for a place to rent is a bit like trying to find a partner in a speed dating event. You have to know what you want, act quick, and learn to recognize time wasters before it’s too late. Luckily, in real estate, this won’t require you to ask awkward […]

Should You Rent or Should You Buy?

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At one point during your life, you will ask yourself this question. It might be while you’re writing a cheque for your landlord, or when your spending lunch window shopping for apartments… again. Homeownership always looks attractive and like a rite-of-passage into adulthood, especially after you’ve been renting for a […]

Finding the Perfect House to Rent

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When looking for a house to rent, you should really be as conscious and thorough as if you were buying. After all, the place you choose is, hopefully, going to become your home for a really long time. So, taking the time to plan your move, and make a well-thought-out […]

Learning to Pick the Right Tenants

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The right tenants can be your source of income, while the wrong ones can burn a huge hole through your wallet. Sadly, distinguishing the first kind from the second isn’t always as easy as looking through applications and choosing what looks best on paper. There really isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind […]