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costs of owning a rental

The hidden costs of owning a rental home

by Ben Luxon December 04, 2019 4 min read

Owning a rental is a great way to build equity and generate ongoing passive income, but it can also come with a lot more hassle, trouble and expense than people first realize.
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Is your rental in the snow? Snow removal equipment you need as a Landlord

by Ben Luxon November 29, 2019 3 min read

As the property owner, you’re responsible for non-compliance with snow removal ordinances, so it’s best if you make sure snow removal equipment is available. You may even find if you check the local bylaws that you are required to keep public thoroughfares that cross our property free from snow too... 

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The Pros & Cons of being a DIY Landlord

The Pros & Cons of being a DIY Landlord

by Ben Luxon November 20, 2019 6 min read

There is a lot to know when you become a landlord and inevitably you’ll make some mistakes early on. These may even be costly mistakes. However, in the long run, once you’ve learned what you need you will become a better more caring landlord than a property management company ever will.
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A Landlord's Guide to Winterization

A Landlord's Guide to Winterization

by Ben Luxon November 06, 2019 3 min read

Winter for many reasons can take a toll on a property and some of the most important preparations need be made around a home if you want it to weather the winter months. Here are our key maintenance tasks to complete on your rental property this winter.

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What's Better? Real Estate Vs. Stocks

What's Better? Real Estate Vs. Stocks

by Ben Luxon October 30, 2019 5 min read

An age old question and a hard one to answer. Is investing in buy-to-let properties better or worse than investing in the stock market? The answer as always with these types of things isn’t a simple yes or no, there is an array of contributing factors which means it’s different for everyone. One thing though, that seems to be universally suggested by the ‘experts’ is that...

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Who's responsible for mold in a rental?

Who's responsible for mold in a rental?

by Ben Luxon October 23, 2019 5 min read

Mold isn't uncommon, but it can be a serious point of tension between landlords and tenants and a large part of the problem is that the rules regarding who is responsible for mold aren't as clear cut as they could be.
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What is “Joint and Several Liability” and why’s it Important?

What is “Joint and Several Liability” and why’s it Important?

by Ben Luxon October 16, 2019 4 min read

Joint and several liability (for residential leases) means that each tenant is jointly and separately responsible for the entire rent amount and for any damages. But what does this actually mean?
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Appeal to The Largest Demographic and Keep Vacancies Short

Appeal to The Largest Demographic and Keep Vacancies Short

by Ben Luxon October 09, 2019 4 min read

What this means is that to minimize vacancies landlords need to understand what their target markets require and expect from them, and how to best appeal to a tech savvy, globally minded generation.
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What Landlords and Property Managers Need to Know About Video Marketing

by Logan Ransley October 02, 2019 3 min read

In this article, we go over the basics of video marketing - what is and why do you need it to help market your rental property.
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10 Best Real Estate Youtube Channels to Follow

10 Best Real Estate Youtube Channels to Follow

by Ben Luxon September 25, 2019 3 min read

A recent survey we conducted showed us that one of the key methods landlords use to learn is through video. To this end we thought we would share 10 of our favourite real estate and investing Youtube channels. These cover pretty much every aspect of real estate investing and various wealth building strategies.
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What Landlords Need to Know When Renting to Students

What Landlords Need to Know When Renting to Students

by Ben Luxon September 18, 2019 5 min read

For the right property and the right landlord student rentals are a great idea. They aren't, however, for everyone. In this article, we detail the pros and cons, as well as key things to consider when renting to students.
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5 Steps to Building Your Real Estate Brand Identity

5 Steps to Building Your Real Estate Brand Identity

by Logan Ransley September 12, 2019 5 min read

If you want to expand it and grow your wealth through real estate you may well want to consider building a brand identity. People react differently to a brand as they do to a person and you can utilise and capitalize on this.
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10 Amenities that Renters Will Pay More For

10 Amenities that Renters Will Pay More For

by Ben Luxon September 05, 2019 5 min read

When it comes to rentals, knowing what your tenants actually want, will not only help you secure the best tenants and fast, it will also help you retain your tenants and as with any service, offer more, give more value and you can charge more.
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Should You Be Waiting for The Next Housing Crash Before Investing in Real Estate?

Should You Be Waiting for The Next Housing Crash Before Investing in Real Estate?

by Ben Luxon August 31, 2019 7 min read

Should you invest in real estate now, or wait until the next housing market crash? This question makes some assumptions, and there are good arguments for both sides which makes it very hard to answer. We've done our research and explore both sides of the argument in this article.
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4 Tips to Juggling Real Estate Investing with A Full Time Job

4 Tips to Juggling Real Estate Investing with A Full Time Job

by Ben Luxon August 28, 2019 6 min read

No matter what strategy you adopt when investing in real estate, whether that’s flipping houses or buy-to-let, if you work a 40 hour week it can be hard to find the time to manage these investments properly. We explore four ways in which you can optimize your time to reach financial freedom through Real Estate Investing.
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10 of The Best Countries in The World to Consider Investing in Real Estate Right Now

10 of The Best Countries in The World to Consider Investing in Real Estate Right Now

by Ben Luxon August 21, 2019 4 min read

When it comes to investing in property it makes sense to start with properties at home so that you can have a hands on approach and ensure the success of your investment. However, in various parts of the world, the purchase price of property is fractional compared to in places in the US. Plus, there are often less regulations and friendlier taxes.

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What You Need to Know About Investing in Commercial Real Estate

What You Need to Know About Investing in Commercial Real Estate

by Ben Luxon August 17, 2019 6 min read

There are big gains to be made with commercial real estate. However, getting into commercial real estate can be a bit harder that residential, especially if your new to the game and don’t already have the right contacts. 
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Truly Free Tenant Screening (For Everyone)

Truly Free Tenant Screening (For Everyone)

by Ben Luxon August 13, 2019 3 min read

Tenant screening is vitally important to ensure you get great tenants. Capitalizing on this most tenant screening services charge. There are a couple of problems with this. Which is why we've partnered with a new service to provide truly - actually free tenant screening for everyone!
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