costs of owning a rental

The hidden costs of owning a rental home

by Ben Luxon December 04, 2019 4 min read 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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Everything you need to know about Capital Gains Taxes on rental properties in the US

Everything you need to know about Capital Gains Taxes on rental properties in the US

by Ben Luxon November 13, 2019 6 min read 0 Comments

Capital gains tax, in short, is the tax paid on profits made from the sale of an asset. This asset can be anything, for example, a piece of art, a classic car, or in this scenario a property. There are, however, several ways to minimize this tax.
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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 0 Comments

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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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 0 Comments

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 Landlords and Property Managers Need to Know About Video Marketing

by Logan Ransley October 02, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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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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 0 Comments

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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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 0 Comments

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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Hard Money Loans the Risk vs. The Rewards

Hard Money Loans the Risk vs. The Rewards

by Ben Luxon August 10, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

When it comes to investing in your perfect investment property there are occasions when the banks aren’t as eager to give you money as you might want them to be. Enter the hard money loan. Learn what a hard money loan is and the benefits and risks for a property investor.

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5 Best Cities in The US to Invest in Right Now

5 Best Cities in The US to Invest in Right Now

by Logan Ransley August 07, 2019 3 min read 0 Comments

When it comes to acquiring investment properties that will generate high cash flow and growth equity, it pays to look at cities that have a booming population, high levels of job growth and are affordable.

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Minimizing your rental vacancies

The Foolproof Method to Listing Your Properties and Minimizing Vacancies!

by Logan Ransley August 03, 2019 4 min read 0 Comments

When it comes to filling a vacant rental property, the aim of the game is simple: list your property and attract the best tenants, as quick as you can. If you are new to the landlord scene or are out of touch with the latest digital developments, our foolproof method to listing your properties and minimizing vacancies is a must-read.
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Leveraging FHA Loans to Step Into the Real Estate Game

by Ben Luxon July 27, 2019 8 min read 0 Comments

Real Estate investing comes with a high monetary barrier which is one of the primary reasons most people don’t invest in property. How do you remove that barrier and join the thousands of people leveraging real estate to gain financial freedom? We dig deep and explore one such option...
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Our Favourite 10 Real Estate & Investor Podcasts!

Our Favourite 10 Real Estate & Investor Podcasts!

by Ben Luxon July 24, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

No matter how many books you read, no matter how many videos you watch you’ll never know everything. Podcasts are a great way to consume knowledge on the go and get you thinking about the steps you can take next on your path to success. Here are our top 10 Real Estate podcasts...
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