Top 7 Maintenance Tips in 7 minutes of less…

You’re probably noticed that this month we’ve been focusing on the importance of maintenance. It’s something we’ve built the foundation of our company on. However, let’s be honest, we all get busy and things often tend to get lost in the shuffle. However, your house should be like your car and regular tune ups are…

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Your tenants & furnace filters

Furnace Filters! How many of you just shuttered? NEWSFLASH! YOUR TENANTS ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THEM FOR YOU. I used to have this preconceived notion that if I left a 3 pack of filters by the furnace that the tenant would change them for me. Guess what? 6 months later I would go to…

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What to Look for in a Property Manager

Almost 5 years ago to the day I set out on a mission to transform the property management industry. Many of you know my story on my foray into the property management industry and to be honest, I’m sure many of you have gone through it as well. The truth is MOST PROPERTY MANAGERS SUCK!…

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Tips for First Time Renters

Your first apartment! Exciting, yet daunting. It’s the change for you as a tenant to put your stamp on something that you can call yours. However, it’s important to educate yourself on the path forward. Knowledge is power, so here are ten things every first-time renter should know. Furnish and decorate your apartment a little…

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Do we need to put our rental on the MLS?

Every investor wants the maximum exposure to their rental property. They want to ensure that they have a wide range of lead sources coming to see their rental property. As a property management company, Jay has the ability as a licensed real estate broker to add properties to the MLS (or realtor.ca), however, is it…

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Semi-Annual Maintenance on Your Rental Property

One of the biggest challenges faced by any landlord has to be maintenance. In fact, the number one reason why tenants choose to move is due to maintenance (or lack thereof). However, landlords can avoid the “pain points” if they follow some simple rules, stay organized and budget accordingly. Below we talk about some of…

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Better Tenant Relations

It’s no secret that quality tenants can either make you or break you as a landlord. That’s why at Welcome Home we spend a considerable amount of time vetting tenants to ensure the investors we work with have a positive tenant experience. After all this is a business. But why is it that so many…

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Proof of Income is Key – here’s why!

Many investors think that the hardest part about being a landlord is managing the tenant! That’s where there wrong! The hardest part about being a landlord is actually underwriting the application. The tenant screening process is multifaceted. It takes a significant amount of time and effort.  However, it’s essential to ensure that the next tenant…

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Where to go for a Getaway

Living in Ontario, specifically close to the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area (GTHA) we are fortunate to be in close proximity to many great destinations. However, sometimes we just want to unplug or escape from the busy, hectic just in time lives that sometimes we all lead. You can find charming small towns within a…

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How often should I inspect my rental property?

Inspecting your rental property is one of the key tasks you should be doing on a regular basis. Believe it or not a lot of investor simply sign the lease, hand over the keys and only return to the property when the tenant moves out. Even with reliable tenants, it’s still a good idea to…

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