Rationalizing The Rental Market

Nobody ever talks about the rental market, do they? It's just not as sexy a topic.  Who cares about a $1,900 per month lease when we have stories about houses selling for $500,000 over asking! Well, I have a feeling...

What The Heck Is Going On In The Rental Market?

The topic of renting isn't nearly as sexy when compared to million-dollar-homes, multiple offers, and bidding wars. But wait......there are bidding wars on rentals, haven't you heard? No joke, no exaggeration - there are full-on bidding wars happening in the Toronto rental market. So...

The Rental Market Is On Fire!

Perhaps you didn't see that headline coming. Or maybe you did.  Maybe you're in the rental market, getting beat out by higher offers, from people who haven't even seen the unit, and you're wondering why the heck all the fuss is about...

Why Own When You Can Rent?

It used to be the other way around, did it not? Which question is currently the rhetorical one? With a red-hot real estate market, and a luke-warm rental market, it has economists and personal finance experts asking WHY so few...

Ten Tenets Of A Tenant

Do you want to get controversial? Go post something "discriminatory" in a public forum, and watch the complaints roll in! I've been very vocal in the past about my belief that a landlord should be allowed to be selective while...

Cart Before The Horse?

The following is a story about laziness, inexperience, false-bravado, misunderstanding, and a wicked sense of entitlement. It's also a story about misconceptions that exist in the rental market, based on an uniformed opinion about social equality. Overall, it's really just...

Bow Chicka Wow Wow!

Aaaaand......if you have no idea what the title of this post refers to, then you may be too sensitive to read the following subject matter... I've seen a lot of crazy things on Craigslist and Kijiji before, but when it...

Renting Is NOT Throwing Money Away

And, now that every single real estate salesperson is mad at me, let me explain. There's a common perception that renting is "throwing money down the drain," but it is, and it isn't. Let me play devil's advocate for a moment...