Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to list your property using RentCompass iPhone App?

On Tuesday Apr 1st 2014, RentCompass pushed another update for RentCompass iOS App. The latest  App update is fully optimized for iOS7 on the iPhone and the iPad.

We designed an easy to use mobile Apps to help our customers find a place to rent, because we all know finding an apartment can be hard. 
With our least iOS App update, we are introducing Air Listing. Landlords can use RentCompass App on the iPhone, iPad and even the iPod Touch to list a property.

You can take photos with your iPhone or update existing photos for your property, set the price and location and submit your property to RentCompass. It's easy to use air list with RentCompass iOS App, you can list your property under 1min.

Try RentCompass App today and list your property.
I am going to walk you through the process of listing a property using RentCompass App on the iPhone, you can also do this on your iPad and iPod Touch as long as you have access to wifi.

Step 1
- Choose New Listing.

- Sign in using your RentCompass account.
If you don't have a RentCompass account, click Create New Account to create a RentCompass account. If you don't remember your password, click forgot my password link.

Step 2
- Add your property Address details.

It's easy to locate your property on the maps, type in your property address or find it on the maps.
- Set the price, the description of the property and how long you would like to rent it for. 
- Select existing photos or use the camera to take photos of your property.

Note: you must submit at least one photo with your listing. 
To rent your place faster, make sure you update good photos of the place you are renting. 

Please note: Once you submit your property, it can take few hours for your listing to show up on RentCompass.com website and RentCompass Apps

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FACTS about rental housing in Ontario today

Here is some very useful facts about rental housing market in Ontario

Income and housing prices have outpaced rents for the past 10 years.

Rent increased 10% between in the last ten years, while 
- incomes went up 26% and 
- house prices went up 35%

Cost of owning home compared to renting is at 60 years high
According to the bank of Canada, the ratio of home ownership costs to renting is close to its highest level since 1949

42% of all Renter households are 1-person households
Over 42% of all renters in Ontario consist of just one person, up from 22% in 1971.

Highest vacancy rates are found in apartments the lowest monthly rents 
Toronto vacancy rate for apartments $799/month or less is 3 times higher apartments renting over $1000/month