All posts by: Trevor Valade

The Right Property

The right property isn’t always the one that’s for sale.   There’s an amusing episode of The Simpsons where Marge tries her hand at being a realtor. She has the......

What does a good tenant look like?

What exactly does the so-called “tenant from hell” look like, and how do landlords end up renting to such people in the first place?   Obviously, sub-par tenants don’t put......

Tenants, are you ready to own?

The mysterious bunker unearthed at York University could have fetched $875,000 in the Toronto real estate market. Or so went the joke on social media. The average cost of a......

Ending the silence

A former firefighter hopes that new Ontario legislation will prevent the type of tragedy that struck his family a few winters ago. In December 2008, a Woodstock, Ontario family of......

Unmasking tenants

A good tenant is a cornerstone of a profitable and low-hassle investment. acancies, rent collection, and disputes are concerns that are affected by tenant quality. The security of your investment......

2017 Real Estate Market Mid-Year Outlook

The Liberal government’s recent unveiling of its 16-point plan to cool the over-heated Toronto real estate market seems to have hit the ‘pause button’ (at least for now) on double-digit......

Hey, sensible investor

I’m 57 and retired. My big-spending younger brother is still working. [This post is in response to the Toronto Life article, “Hey, big spender“] The night before my 60th birthday,......

2017 Real Estate Market Outlook

The beginning of 2017 has certainly been an interesting one, both at home and abroad. With unprecedented growth in Toronto and a correction already underway in Vancouver, I’ve outlined some......

Toronto real estate market 2016 market update

For many of you, summer is a time of well-earned relaxation, and weekend getaways. For the team here at Landlord it’s a busy time spent overseeing renovation projects, placing new......
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