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Rent Smart eBook

Rental Property Investing: Canadian MoneySaver Magazine
Based on my experience as a landlord, I set out to  write a series of articles about Rental Property Investing in Canada to be published in Canadian MoneySaver Magazine.  Between 2012 and 2014, I wrote and published a total of 6 articles all related to the financial side of rental property investing.  After each article appeared in MoneySaver as original content, I broke the articles up into blog entries and posted them on my Rent Smart blog to make them available to everyone.  In 2014 I also wrote additional articles on property maintenance which I posted exclusively on my Rent Smart blog.

Rent Smart blog
My original plan with these rental property articles was to package them up into an eBook.  However, I tried a blog instead because I thought something interactive might work better.  In hindsight, I feel a blog is the wrong medium for the material.  A blog suggests that the content is rambling and disorganized when in truth I wrote these articles as a series of sequential chapters for a book intended to ultimately cover every aspect of rental property investing.  Further, I suspect because a blog is free, people may not recognize how valuable the contents actually are.

Rent Smart eBook
Rent Smart Green Black 3D coverSo I decided to go back to my original plan and repackage my Rental Property articles into an eBook.  My goal is to better organize the material and make it easier to access everything in one package.  The book is comprised of 3 sections.  Section 1 Choosing a Great Rental Property includes all the articles published in MoneySaver magazine about the financial side of rental property investing.  Section 2 Taking Care of Your Properties includes 3 chapters on home maintenance and improvements which were previously posted on my blog.  Finally, Section 3 Finding, Placing and Managing Tenants contains 4 all new chapters on dealing with tenant issues.   In all, the book is 13 chapters long and about 21,000 words.

My eBook Rent Smart: Buy Profitable Rental Properties, Create Quality Apartments and Place Great Tenants is a comprehensive guide to rental property investing in Canada and beyond.  It is the perfect starting point for anyone who wishes to seriously consider if rental property investing would be right for them.  It is also a great resource for current landlords who wish to learn some best practices to run their business more effectively.

Rent Smart is available for sale on my website in ePub format for your Kobo eReader or Kobo app for your tablet or phone.  FYI, my books do not have Digital Rights Management (DRM) so there are no .acsm files but can be downloaded from my website after purchasing.  You can use Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer books to your Kobo or read them on your computer.

I am happy to provide a copy free of charge to friends and family – just email me if you are interested.