FROM RENOS TO RICHESTHE CANADIAN REAL ESTATE INVESTOR'S GUIDE TO PRACTICAL AND PROFITABLE RENOVATIONSAs an investor, part of providing a residence for your tenants is providing a place where they will feel at home and want to stay. How do you do this affordably and strategically? Many landlords will either do a minimal amount of work--and work that has no lasting value--or at the other end of the spectrum, go overboard, using expensive materials and paying for extra and unnecessary labor. Rental renovations are meant as a long-term investment with your best asset in mind--your tenant. Knowing what renovations to undertake and how to do them will guarantee that money is well spent on long-term renovations that last the life of the property and decrease tenant turn-over and loss of rental income.From Renos to Riches is the product of the author's experience as a renovator and investor in residential properties. It offers the reader insights into these key areas: how to assess and cost a renovation and determine if it makes financial sense; what's involved in contracting out a job; how to keep to budget and timelines; how to green your property; jobs you can tackle yourself; design tricks that are inexpensive but look like a million bucks; and much more. With this book you can grow the value of your portfolio of properties; increase cash flow through strategic renovations and decrease expenses by saving money on maintenance by doing the job right the first time; reduce energy usage; and create goodwill with the people who drive your business--your tenants. Maximize the profits and minimize the costs of real estate managementRental renovations should be seen as a long-term investment, with your best asset in mind--your tenant. Knowing what renovations to undertake and how to do them will ensure that your money is well spent on renovations that will last the lifetime of the property, and ensure that your tenants want to stay. 'From Renos to Riches' is designed to help you grow the value of your portfolio of properties by increasing cash flow through strategic renovations, decreasing expenses by saving money on maintenance by getting the job right the first time, reducing energy usage, and fostering a good and lasting relationship with your tenants.The product of the author's experience in the construction trades and as a real estate investor in residential properties, the book offers investors in rental properties insights into how to assess and estimate the cost of a renovation and to determine if it makes financial sense.The only Canadian title in the field of investing in renovations, 'From Renos to Riches' Helps landlords and rental property owners understand what's involved in contracting out a job; how to make sure they're hiring skilled and professional workers; keeping to a budget; going green; and which jobs you can tackle yourselfProvides authoritative and credible information to help investors make wise renovation investments for maximum returnsIncludes real world examples to illustrate different scenarios and help investors assess the scope of a renovation projectThe definitive book on renovations that can be made prudently and efficiently aimed at Canadian investors, landlords, and property managers, 'From Renos to Riches' will help you attract and keep tenants, improve cash flow, and keep maintenance to a minimum.