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End of Love

You’ve just bought an investment property and prepared it for rental. You’ve decided you will manage this property on your own, after all why pay someone else to do it when you can pocket all the money yourself? It can’t be that hard even though you have other things...
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Pricing Strategies

3 Pricing Strategies Your pricing strategy will determine your annual return on your furnished rental. Mark it up too high and you may have to wait for a qualified renter. Basically, the higher the rent, the shorter the stay. Three main strategies come to mind when...
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Investing in Real Estate: Break Even Point

Determining Your BER Breaking Even as opposed to “Breaking Bad” (a totally different topic) or determining your break even ratio (BER) is important when you are considering turning your Real Estate property into a rental. A break even position occurs where a property...
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10 Upgrades that will Increase Your Rental Rate

10 Upgrades that Will Increase Your Rental Value So you have a rental property that you want to offer furnished and you want to be able to ask for top dollar and attract professional clientele?  Follow this guide to raise your property from simply “standard” to...
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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words There are a few staging rules you should apply before taking pictures of your property. Always set the table – place settings with napkins, candles and wine glasses tell the viewer they can entertain with style and that your place is...

Be a Tourist

Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town If you had to invent a 3 day itinerary for a stay in Victoria, what would you suggest? Victoria is no longer just a city for the "newly wed" and "nearly dead" as they used to joke a decade or more ago. In recent times there has been...

Outfitting Your 2BR Condo

In renting your property for the executive market sector, the best advice is to maximize the bedding configuration. By that, you make it possible for your place to accommodate a variety of family structures so that you can charge the highest rate possible. In my...

The Sovereign

The Sovereign 608 Broughton This magnificent property is Victoria's first truly luxury residential building—complete with a high-end car elevator, eye-catching exteriors and customized, luxury interiors. Located in historic Old Town, the property is a boutique...

Bateman

Robert Bateman . . . . On the first Tuesday of every month, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, admission will be by donation. Come and see what the gallery has in store and check out this months featured exhibits. The Robert Bateman Centre is located in the Steamship...