Owning and refinancing a rental property in the US

rental property in the US, rentals, renting, rental properties
While working in academia in the past, I have had the chance to work with  people from many different parts of the world.  At my previous position  as a software developer at a university, I had the opportunity to meet a young graduate student from Arizona.  She was appalled at the cost and quality of rental units in Vancouver and regaled me with stories of cheap property and rental possibilities...

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Hey, we bought another condo!

condo buying market, buying a condo, condo properties
Regular readers might recall that Brian and I were in the condo buying market.  We had been saving up money for a while and with current interest rates and prices, we wanted to add a second condo to our burgeoning collection.  We did announce it on one of our weekly updates, but I never wrote a blog about it.  We just finished signing the mortgage papers this week, so it seemed like as good a time...

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5 Questions to ask when buying a condo

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As you guys might have noticed, Brian and I are in the condo buying market again.  So I’ve had real estate on my mind and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I’m looking for in our next condo. Photo Credit: Keoni Cabral via Flickr Why do I want to live here? For me at least, it’s easy to be distracted by a beautiful, well decorated condo.  I often have to remind...

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Dealing with condo emergencies

condo emergencies, emergencies, property emergency, broken pipe
It’s Friday and I’m miserable because my leg is in pain and gimped up, its damn cold and now, my condo is leaking.  Yep.  Of course it’s leaking, what else would it do on a Friday afternoon?  I received the email shortly after 1pm.  My helpful tenant remarked that “several litres” of water came out of the ceiling.  All sorts of horror scenarios ran through my head...

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