This Investment and Property Management book expands on the content of the course for Investment Property Investors, Property Managers and Realtors
in Ontario, Canada
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What is 'Landlording'

‘Landlording’ isn’t a verb but it ought to be. I define it as everything involved from finding an income-generating property (very difficult in today’s market), to managing its operation, protecting yourself against tenant abuse and government bias, setting up property legal and accounting structures, embracing the power of digital management, and ultimately extracting  value to finance the next property.

    

Who'll Benefit From This Book

This course is for would-be and first-time investors, realtors unfamiliar with commercial investment properties, property managers wanting to better understand the owner's perspective, and existing real estate investors who want to increase the value of their property and maximize their return on investment. 

 

What I Achieved and Why You Can Too

I didn't have any special benefits, a silver spoon, financial gift, insider information, or any other 'head start' that gave me a preferential advantage over any other investor or realtor. Anyone with some ambition, a tolerance for low-to-medium risk, drive, perseverance, determination, common sense and patience can duplicate what I did. I left a 35-year career in I.T. when I realized I wouldn’t be able to retire to the life to which I would like to become accustomed. I took $230,000 of equity from my average suburban home and bought my first 11-unit apartment building sixteen months later. You might need to start with a smaller nest egg but the mechanics, processes and numbers are otherwise the same. Within five years I owned two 11-plexes, one 9-plex and two 6-plexes, and recovered all of the initial deposit originally secured by my home. The portfolio of 43 rental apartment units is valued at roughly $5.4 million. I re-financed my first property (purchased 5 years earlier) to provide me with enough down payment to purchase my next 8- to 11-unit rental property.

 





 

Table of Contents  and Table of Diagrams

 

Sample Chapters

 

Testimonials  

  Landlording in Ontario (Canada) book table of contents

 


     

Landlording in Ontario book cover   

  Where to Buy the Book 

 

Print Version: CA $34.95 (Available now)

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Readers can purchase access to the "Readers Only" section , which includes editable copies of the following: Aztech Realty Landlording in Ontario real estate course - handouts

Click on the image above to see a screen capture image of a small portion of the "Members Only" section of the website, which contains all the handouts for the course
  My highly-refined, proprietary analysis Excel spreadsheet including extras:
   -   mortgage calculation tables for determining cash flow
   -   auto-populating rent receipt
   -   Suite metering energy consumption analysis and log
  MS-Word format and text digital copies of:
   -   Robust rental agreement
   -   Rental application
   -   Pets Agreement
   -   Tenant qualification list
   -   Janitor Agreement
   -   Property Manager Agreement
  Agreement of Purchase & Sale (APS) clauses I use
  Capitalization (Cap) Rate Guide
  Tenant Confirmation Letter (Estoppels Letter) for Due Diligence
  Presentation of "Understanding Canadian Taxation of Real Estate Properties"
  Property Master spreadsheet for tracking:
  -   key tenant information
  -   current rent
  -   rent increases
  -   laundry income
  -   electricity consumption by unit
  -   tenant rent receipts for tax purposes
Spreadsheets and tools to assess the viability of property enhancements (eg. business cases for suite metering, LED bulbs vs incandescent, toilet upgrades, pros & cons of solar power, etc.)
  Rent Reconcilliation spreadsheet (confirm payments made by different methods)
  Laundry income and electricity meter reading data entry form
  Digital folder file structure I use for tracking all property documents of every kind
  Highly detailed Fire Safety Plan
  Canadian Construction Cost Guide
  Renovation Estimating & Budget Guide
  New Tenant Letter of Introduction
   -   PM contact info
   -   rent collection policy
   -   business case for onnline rent payment
   -   policy for annual
rent top up and payment of interest on LMR
  Smoke and CO Alarm Tenant Acknowledgement Form
  Tenant Application and Screening Checklist
  Move-in/Out Inspection Form
 






Testimonials
  • "I know I speak for many others in our class: we wholeheartedly thank you for your generosity in sharing your wealth of knowledge.  Job well done ... not to mention ... your Landlording book is excellent.  Thank you for the great experience." -- Irene Kay, Realtor & Property Owner, Oshawa, ON (May 25, 2017) 

         

  • "I purchased your book and currently I am reading these days your book. I find it very interesting with lots and lots of useful info. Thank you so much for your useful tips and info." -- Haripal (Hary) Pannu, Broker, Mississauga, ON (May 23, 2017)

 

  • "Chris’s course and book provided the knowledge to help me make an informed decision and the confidence to proceed down the multi-family investing path.  Thank you Chris!" -- Paul Vella, Multiresidential Property Investor, Toronto, ON (May 25, 2017) 

 

   










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Christopher (Chris) Seepe, Broker of Record, Aztech Realty Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Course Instructor:
Chris Seepe

About Chris Seepe

Commercial real estate broker of record specializing in multi-residential and retail investment properties

 

Owner and hands-on operator of five multi-residential investment properties (totaling 43 units) ... and growing

 

6th year as president of the Landlords Association of Durham

 

Well-published in several national real estate print magazines with many articles on investment and ‘landlording’ topics, plus two TV interviews

 

Regular guest speaker and panel member for real estate-related events including local government initiatives like the Hoarders’ Coalition and the Smoke-free Multiresidential Owners Group (SMOG)

 

35+ years in I.T. marketing before entering real estate. Built software publishing company from $16,000 investment to $10 million sales in six years, resulting in Initial Public Offering and winning the Canadian Government’s 1996 Canada Export Award

   
     


 

 

    Ontario Canada Landlord manifesto   

    Ontario Private Sector Rental Housing Landlord Manifesto
      
    This Landlord Manifesto is a written statement of the beliefs, aims, intentions, motives, views and policies that set out the collective understanding of what it means to be a private sector residential rental property landlord investing and operating in the province of Ontario, Canada.