taxes for real estate agents

Do residential tenants pay property tax? Of course they do

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Just about everyone believes that residential rental property owners pay the property tax as part of their operating costs. It’s a universal misperception.

Fentanyl a threat to landlords and real estate professionals

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First responders on the scene of an accidentally overdosed person or even a home-grown lab are at serious risk when they are exposed to fentanyl.

A landlord-tenant privacy quiz

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All private businesses across Canada, including residential landlords and real estate brokerages, will be impacted by the latest changes to the Personal Information Protection and...

Cannabis legalization and renters

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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.

Opinion: Zillow – The devil you know?

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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.

What you must know about Ontario’s Standard (Form of) Lease

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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.

Dr. Landlord: The misunderstood cap (capitalization) rate

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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?