Authors Posts by Chris Seepe

Chris Seepe

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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.