Posts Tagged ‘Investment Property’

Tenant Screening: Don’t Sell Yourself Short

It’s a good time to be a landlord in Toronto, given the currently low vacancy rate. CMHC estimates that the vacancy rate for 2016 in the GTA will be 1.9% for purpose-built rental units, with a slightly lower vacancy rate in the city. With a low vacancy rate comes high demand for available rental units…

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Things You Should Maintain On Your Own

Taking care of your rental property can be time-consuming trying to stay on top of bill payments plus the ongoing burden of property upkeep and maintenance. Failing to keep up with property maintenance can lead to unnecessary expenses. However, such property expenses can be minimized with a well-managed regular maintenance plan. While there are many…

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How To Make Your Rental Property Appear Larger

As a landlord, you want to be doing everything you can to get the most out of your investment property. This means that you’re putting the time and effort into all aspects of the property.  When your property is well taken care of, your tenants will respect this, enjoy their space and give you little,…

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Why It’s Important To Find The Best Tenant

Going to great lengths to find the right tenant can sound a bit daunting and very time consuming.  It means a lot of research and a somewhat extensive screening process.  Not to mention the walk-through and interview process as well.  It might seem like a lot of work to end up choosing just one tenant…

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How To Build Value In Your Investment Property For The Best ROI

As a real estate owner, you know just how high the costs can be to maintain your property, whether it’s maintenance and repairs, or tenant turnover.  While these costs can seem a little overwhelming, there are multiple reasons why it’s necessary to keep your property up to par.  Beyond the tenant’s rights, it’s actually a…

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Should You Ask Your Landlord? Part II

Welcome back to our blog about what to ask your landlord or property management company about when wanting to improve your rental home or apartment. If you have a great eye for style and decor, your landlord or property manager might be happy to see you put some equity into their investment property.  But more…

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Basic Landlord Responsibilities

The relationship between a landlord and their tenant can get a little tense if one or both parties are not doing their part to keep the property in good shape.  In many cases, it can be a simple fix or a change in processes.   Here at Bridgeway, we recommend that our landlords take control…

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The Most Important Things Your Investment Property Needs Part II

Welcome back, in one of our March blogs we discussed the importance that marketing and dedication plays in the success of your rental property.  Getting your property noticed is huge for attracting good tenants, and dedication is vital for keeping good tenants.  And while those two aspects play an integral role in the success of your rental, there…

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Raising Rent

As the owner of an investment property, you look at that rental property as just that: an investment.  This means that you have a motivation to make a profit off the property, and why not?  That’s why many people get into real estate.  What’s important to understand about making the most of your rental apartment…

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