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The Real Cost of Renting: How Much Can You Afford?

The price of rent is only one of many costs you need to factor into your budget when choosing a property to rent. Here is a list of additional expenses to think about before you decide to move in.

/ April 7, 2015
The Best (and Worst) Ways to Accept Rent Payments

The Best (and Worst) Ways to Accept Rent Payments

The form of payment you accept as a landlord may seem like a small detail, but it’s a very important one. Here are the most common ways tenants pay rent, and the pros and cons of each payment method.

/ October 14, 2014
8 Pointers All Tenants Should Know to Protect Themselves

8 Pointers All Tenants Should Know to Protect Themselves

Here are some words of advice on how to protect yourself as a tenant during a residential tenancy, including reading the lease over, knowing landlord-tenant laws and keeping a paper trail.

/ August 12, 2014
Setting up a Secondary Suite in Your Basement

Setting up a Secondary Suite in Your Basement

Before you can lease out your basement to tenants, it must pass certain legal specifications to be deemed habitable, including fire and electrical safety, zoning by-laws, building codes and other municipal requirements.

/ July 31, 2014
Choosing the Best Neighborhood to Purchase Real Estate

Choosing the Best Neighborhood to Purchase Real Estate

Location means everything in real estate. To make sure you are investing your money wisely, look for homes in a good neighborhood with access to public transport and low crime rate.

/ July 8, 2014
Renting to Family Dos and Don'ts

Leasing Property to Family Members: Do’s and Don’ts

Much like any arrangement that mixes business and personal life, renting to family or friends has the potential to cause disputes if you do not set rules and expectations from the beginning.

/ July 3, 2014