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    Looking for someone to create a business plan (not a JV situation)

    Hello. Mods if this belongs in another section please feel free to move it. We have owned a double lot in a somewhat less than stellar central Alberta town for a long time and are finally looking to do something with it. I'm looking to hire someone who has knowledge and experience to: -...
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    My experience with a domestic violence certificate

    Hi All, I manage 150 units. One of my tenants hit me with a domestic violence certificate. She is using her deposit for last month's rent. Like all my owners, this couple has a mortgage, and are far from millionaires. Now they are being saddled with the costs of utilities(she stopped paying...
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    Legal grow op-landlord insurance canceled-no legal recourse

    I suspect that because a landlord can't evict a tenant for a legal grow op, we all might need to put a clause in our leases stating that growing weed, whether legal or not, is an automatic breach. Interested in what some of the more experienced people think...
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    Seeking professional to develop commercial property in Alberta.

    Not looking for free advice here. We are looking for paid expertise, which may include a joint venture and/or someone in a consulting role. We own 22 acres - free and clear through a corporation - a few km north of Camrose, on a hiway, across from the auction, near the airport. We are...
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    seeking advice in small claims case

    Hello, I hope this is an appropriate place for me to post this. If anyone knows a reasonably priced civil lawyer in Calgary that would be great(I only know real estate lawyers) A Calgary home buyer is suing the seller, his own lawyer and realtor, and the seller's lawyer and realtor, over a...
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    A possible future for oil.

    I recently had lunch with a friend who's a 25 year oil man. In spring 2016 he lost his small oil company. Even though it's all he knows, he has walked away from O and G. I asked, "what is REALLY the motivation behind OPEC keeping prices low?" The following is not his exact wording, but the...
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    The big-giant "Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned" thread

    A whole forum on failures and mistakes would be absolutely invaluable. I don't have the power to make that happen, but I can do this. We've all heard the old maxim, "Success is a very poor teacher," yet there is a penchant for us to want to read only success stories. But I think there's a lot...
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    Town house or detached home for investing?

    Hello all, My question is: given a choice between a town house in a building(with a condo corp of course), and a single family detached(in the same market), which is typically the better long term investment? My wife and I have owned a 3 bedroom condo in Cochrane since 2003, for revenue, we've...
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    Double R3 lot-oh what to do...

    Hi all, Apologies for the length of this question. Before I understood real estate, I bought a 100' X 120' R3 lot in Innisfail. This is the real estate equivalent of getting pregnant when you're 16: now I know better, but I'm stuck with the thing so I need to make the best of it. For...
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    Bad tenant. What to do?

    Hello, I am in Calgary. I'm very careful about checking tenants' references, but it's looking like a bad one might have gotten through.(see my post, boasting about how great my system is...eye rolling) This is only his second month in the place. He is currently on a 6 month lease. I self...
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    Tenant breached lease by 5 months, with notice. Security deposit?

    Sorry to waste anyone's time, but I have purchased a copy of the LTA and can't find this specific circumstance. I have a signed one year lease with my tenant(I use the 6 page REIN residential tenancy lease) which expires December 31, 2014. They gave me a month's notice and vacated August...
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    How to filtre out bad tenants early

    Hi all, I've received a lot of good information from REIN over the years that has brought me closer to my goals, so here's a small nugget that might be helpful to someone. When I advertise a property, I always mention right in the ad that, "please be aware that I am very careful about...
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    Rent to own down payment question

    I just spoke with a young couple who are interested in doing a rent to own on a place I have for sale. They're just starting out. He works construction and she will be able to be employed in the next year or so . This is small town Alberta where buyers are few and far between. The purchase price...
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    Garage rental-potential tenant wants to work on cars?

    Hi there, I have a heated, detached garage in NE Calgary that I rent for $240 a month. The house is rented to a family. A guy wants to rent it and work on his cars-not professionally. What are your thoughts on that? If it did it I would bump up rent to $310 to cover extra utilities and he would...
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