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If you have entered the world of commercial real estate and have tenants you're going to have to keep them happy to hold onto them. Good tenants are like gold and you should do everything possible to keep them satisfied. Happy tenants stay and disgruntled tenants leave. When tenants leave you lose money. The bottom line is always to give value to the rental units so that the only reason people would leave is to upgrade their residences or because they have to move out of town.

Stay in contact

Even if you are using a property management company it is a good idea to get in contact with your tenants as a landlord at least once or twice a year to find out how they are doing. In some cases, the property management company that you have hired may not be

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Investors that are looking for the best returns on commercial real estate should be looking in the Calgary area. According to the REALpac/IPD Canada Quarterly Property Index, the best returns in the nation were found in our city.

The Canadian average for returns was 9.5% for the first half of the year, which ended on June 30, 2014. In Calgary, the total return average was 11.1%. These are annual returns factor in capital growth and income growth.

Across Canada, the total yearly returns decreased when compared to the numbers that were reported for the previous year. In Calgary, however, there was an increase of 16.7% and Edmonton also reported a spike of 15.6%. In 2013, the return total was 13.3% for the country.

In the retail sector across Canada,

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As a landlord it is your responsibility to always look for the perfect tenant every time you rent out a unit. By looking and striving for perfection you'll have a much better chance of finding the right type of tenants for your building, even if they don't end up being perfect!depositphotos_tenant_260

Here are some of the things that you'll be looking for when you're searching for the perfect tenant:

1. Responsible for the monthly payments

Of course, this is a top priority. You need to find someone that has a good financial track record and will be able to keep up with the monthly payments on the unit without fail. The best way to find out if a person is responsible with their finances is to do a credit check on them first before asking them to sign the rental agreement.

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The timing is right to start thinking about investing in Calgary real estate. Now, more than ever, the demand is high for all types of commercial properties across the city. If you have money to invest, real estate can earn you a passive living for years on end. Here are the different types of real estate investments available and a brief description of each.


Commercial real estate

This consists of mainly office buildings that are owned by the landlord with separate units, or the entire building, being rented out to one or more companies.

Residential real estate

These are properties used for residential living such as apartment buildings, single-family homes, vacation houses, townhouses etc. where you earn an income by renting out the property to

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Just like any business that you're planning to run, you'll need to have some goals in mind before starting out on the venture. Big goals, little goals, it doesn't matter. It's just putting some type of end place in sight that you can aim for that’s important.


If you need to start off with small goals before putting larger ones together that's perfectly okay. Sometimes you need to take small bites of an elephant before you can manage to take bigger steps forward.

When it comes to commercial real estate here in Calgary your focus should be on what you want and your goals. Success to one person means something completely different to another. If buying one home to use as a rental property is all that you can handle that's fine. If you see

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