In planning for the up-coming rental season, it’s good to know what sort of weather we’re heading into. Are we talking about a flurry of vacancies or scattered showers of good tenants looking to move? The data is wonky right now, and so we need to delve a little deeper to prepare ourselves properly. […]
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Challenges & Opportunities for Real Estate Investors in 2021 “Not so fast,” said 2021 to those of us who were hoping to leave the Covid mess in 2020. Funny story from the property manager’s desk: bathroom tile is non-essential in Quebec. The plumber can make holes in the wall, but the maintenance guys can’t always […]
Do low mortgage rates have you thinking about pulling equity? Are you blown away by the low number on your credit card statement? You’re not alone. Canadians have been saving more and racking up less consumer debt. One consequence of the pandemic is that credit card spending and consumer debt have decreased. On the other […]
Real Estate Advice for Covid-19: What The Wealthy Renter Has to Say About Investing Now How Are You Using your Covid-19 Crisis? Covid-19 Crisis has us transforming confinement-psychosis into new pass-times. Amateur bakers and hair-stylists are popping up all over the place. I admit I’m going through a lot of flour these days, but […]
Why Corona Virus Doesn’t Have to Rhyme with Rental Crisis If you haven’t read the Spencer Johnson’s famous book Who Moved My Cheese, now may be a good time. It’s short. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Go read it and then come back here 🙂 In one line, Johnson’s point is this. We have a tendency […]
Factoid : Most Quebec leases end on June 30th, making July 1st “Moving Day” for the whole the province.
User’s Manual For Rental Property Want to avoid common mistakes made by new property owners? There’s now a user’s guide! Introducing a new Online Property Management Course for New Real Estate Investors When you buy a washing machine or an air-conditioning unit, there’s always an instruction manual in the box or available online. Same goes […]
An Antidote to Confusion About Where to Start Lao Tzu wrote: “The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.” Ah, but which step? There’s the rub! Start with the wrong one, and you may travel 1000 miles in the wrong direction! It’s precisely this fear that kills dreams in their infancy. Don’t let […]
Charity does not decrease wealth – Hadith I’ve been managing properties in the Montreal district of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve for over fifteen years now. The district has been good both to me as an investor, and to my clients who own rental units in the area. Property values have appreciated and gentrification has raised our rents. These […]
Or how is wanting properties like wanting a six-pack? “I really want to make more money!” This is often where conversations about investing start. Is this really the true reason why we want to invest? Think about it this way. How many gym memberships are bought with the words: “I want a six pack for […]
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