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5 Things Your Cottage Buyers Need To Know If They Want to Rent

People buy cottages for many reasons and they have different types of perceptions and expectations. Many buyers are now considering rental as part of their investment plan, so it’s important to be able to present them with appropriate and comprehensive detail so they can make informed decisions on the their cottage purchase. Having this information […]

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VRS074 – Selling a Vacation Rental Home with Rick Oster

If you are a reader of this blog and you listen to the podcast, it will not have escaped you that I have listed my two river front cottages for sale. I need to sell them before we begin to build on our Bahamas land, so as you can imagine, I’m quite keen to get […]

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VRS072 – Destination Payoff with Scott McGillivray of Income Property

It’s been a long winter of waiting for Cottage Blogger’s own Mike Bayer, and his wife Andrea. It was back in the fall of 2014 that the popular home renovation show, Income Property, and its dynamic presenter Scott McGillivray worked their magic on their Lake Ontario property, Sea Breeze. The wait is over and the […]

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5 Waterfront Markets for Profitable Vacation Rentals

  Vacation homes provide owners with the opportunity to lease part-time, unlike traditional rental property investments requiring year-long commitments. Short-term rentals, depending on locale, are generally profitable and convenient. Owners have the option to claim dates for their personal use while charging premiums during peak holidays. Vacation home investors might consider purchasing waterfront properties, but […]

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It’s Time to Buy the Next Vacation Rental Home

Over the past 12 years I’ve owned seven vacation homes – at one time we had five on the go – but mostly we have bought and sold as the market has evolved. Currently, I’m managing two – Osprey Cottage (bought in 2005) and Kingfisher Cottage (bought in 2012). The process of selection has always […]

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How We’ve Made $30K/Year Renting Our Primary Residence as a Vacation Home

This is the first in a series of guest posts by owners sharing their unique stories.  Robert Kiyosaki, author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, created a bit of controversy when he said that a home is not an asset, but a liability. This is because your home doesn’t make you money each year, but actually […]

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Kingfisher Cottage – from Offer to Fully-Booked in 6 weeks – Part One

Buying another cottage wasn’t on the radar at all. In fact, after five on the go at one time a few years back, I did that ‘never again’ thing, and one by one we sold them until just Osprey Cottage was left. So, for a few years we motored along renting Osprey very successfully until […]