Blogs

Happipad is Free! Here’s Why…

A discussion on the Happipad vision

Just today, the Happipad founders decided to make Happipad free for everyone to use.  That’s right, anyone can now use...

Happipad Spotlight on Debbie Sher

Happipad spotlights the great tenants, landlords, and property managers who care, who nurture, who grow the communities that we enjoy.

Debbie is one of a growing number of tenants who feel squeezed out of the city they call home. A...

Guide to Renting and Living in Kelowna

Moving to Kelowna? After 10 years in Kelowna, here is my guide to renting in one of the most beautiful cities in Canada.

Studying at UBC? UBC Okanagan has reached record enrollment levels in 2017 and is a major attraction in Kelowna.  For...

Commuting Can be a Great Thing

How you choose to commute determines the quality of a large chunk of your life

Commuting – we all need to do it, every day. Based on data from the Future of Work Survey, the average...

Startups – Tough, But So Rewarding

The closest thing to launching a startup is having a child...

Hi, I’m Ken.  I’m a co-founder of a fast growing website called Happipad, a rental website that helps connect landlords...

Happipad Spotlight on Paulette Facca

Happipad spotlights the great tenants, landlords, and property managers who care, who nurture, who grow the communities that we enjoy. I hope you find inspiration in their stories.

Paulette is one of a small but growing community of landlords who choose to find their tenant with Happipad.com. Read...

Discrimination Crackdown

Is your listing unintentionally discriminating tenants?

We see it all the time and may be desensitized, but discrimination can be found everywhere. Behaviour will need to...

The Happipad Vision

Rent with trust

Imagine the perfect rental transaction.  Alice lets everyone know that her place is for rent.  Bob knocks on Alice’s door, steps...

Has the Housing Bubble Burst?

Has real estate in the Okanagan peaked?

The surge in housing prices is an interesting and controversial matter. Toronto and Vancouver are constantly in the spotlight as...

Finding Great Tenants is an Art

Here's some general principles

Tenant selection is by far and away the most important factor in successful property management. Locating and then screening tenants...

Landlord Nightmare

A petting zoo inside your rental property

Many landlords have had bad experiences with their rental properties in the past. However some landlords are unfortunate to have...