Today is April 7th 2020. Here in Orlando FL we are in the middle of local and state “stay at home” orders but are still doing business as real estate is considered an “essential business”. Afterall, people still need places to live and rental homes still need to be maintained and repaired. Things are…

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Insurance That Covers the Gaps in Your Homeowners Policy Standard “DP” landlord homeowners insurance policies cover the typical perils for all homeowners, like hurricanes, fire, liability, etc and every landlord should carry this insurance no matter what. The problem with these policies is that they do not insure against the unique risks associated with operating…

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           One of the many advantages of investing in real estate is the ability to leverage your investment dollars with inexpensive borrowed money. With positive leverage you can increase your returns in the short-term and triple or more your returns over the long term. With higher returns though, of course come…

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            There is a myth that Canadians have higher property taxes on their rental properties than local landlords. This is FALSE. All owners of investment property in Florida are taxed the same, whether you are Canadian, Floridian, or Martian! Property tax in Florida is determined by three factors: The tax…

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U.S. Income Tax: US Taxes are a complicated matter, add in CRA tax returns and how both relate to the US/Canada tax treaty and everything said below must be taken as a starting point ONLY. You absolutely need to seek the advice of a qualified and licensed tax professional/chartered professional accountant that specializes in cross-border…

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          When you first start out as a landlord, you may think a property manager is a property manager and it’s just a matter of interviewing and hiring the right one. However, with a little more experience you will see that Property Management is far from a commodity. Not only do…

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          Anyone can google “currency exchange calculator” and get the most up to date exchange rates. The problem is that the rates you will find this way are only be available to the banks themselves, or large exchangers that change millions every day. People like you and I can’t get these…

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