Archive for category: Rentals

Curb appeal and location: Why they matter

Curb appeal and location: Why they matter

When I first began to invest in real estate, I found a triplex that had been converted from a single family residence. The individual units were painted with at least six different paint colours. Think fluorescent, cheap and nasty!

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Another Big Lesson: Keep emotions out of Real Estate

Another Big Lesson: Keep emotions out of Real Estate

In late 2006, when one of my three-bedroom units became available, I received an application from a single mom with two young children. She had terrible credit, questionable references and a history of moving from place to place. She also spun a good tale about how she was working hard […]

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