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Chris Seepe

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Chris Seepe is a published writer and author, ‘landlording’ course instructor, president of the Landlords Association of Durham, and a commercial real estate broker of record at Aztech Realty in Toronto, specializing in income-generating and multi-residential investment properties. Call (416) 525-1558, send him an email, or visit his website.

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Cannabis, also known as marijuana, will be legalized in Canada on Oct. 17. However, that doesn’t mean you can use it anywhere you wish.

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I agree that Zillow should not receive for free the right to advertise a Realtor’s hard-won property listing. But consumers win big-time from competition. So will Realtors.

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If you don’t know the laws related to residential tenancy, I can almost guarantee that you as a Realtor or landlord will become a victim of it.

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Cap rate (CR) is arguably the most often quoted metric for expressing property value. Yet, it tells only half the story. Why is there such emphasis on CR?

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There is a powerful, compelling answer to solving the pandemic affordable housing crisis, complete with a huge financial pool, if the government would only take steps to unlock it.

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Ontario’s recent “Rent Fairness Act” continues the brutal, gratuitous, dystopian, anti-landlord legislation meted out by short-sighted, vote-pandering politicians who have persecuted landlords for decades.

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What few people realize is that many Ontario municipalities tax multi-residential rental properties anywhere from 50 per cent to 250 per cent as much as single-family homes or condominium units.

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The real estate business is a constant emotional and financial roller coaster ride, and it’s easy to forget how fortunate we are. The World...

Lighting return on investment

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Whether lighting a single family home or the common areas of an investment property, the difference in electricity cost between LED, fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs is astounding.

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CMHC states that a person who spends more than 30% of their income on shelter can’t sustain their residence. CMHC put 26.4% of Canada’s renters and 6.5% of homeowners in that category in 2011.