Kristina Ikavalko

Stratas – Everything You Need To Know

What is a strata? In Vancouver, the most common form of strata housing is a condo. Typically these are apartments, townhouses, duplexes or even single family homes owned by a governing body known as the strata corporation - or strata for short.  However, a strata can also be land, just rarely in Vancouver. When you buy one of these properties, you become a co-owner of the self-governed, strata corporation and, as ...

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Renter Spotlight: Volleyball Canada

User Spotlight Series Welcome back to our Spotlight Series highlighting the experiences of some Metro Vancouver property managers and tenants. Each post will explore their approach to property management or to finding a rental property, the challenges and, more specifically, how they are using and benefiting from the liv.rent platform. Renter Profile: The Canadian Women's Volleyball Team trained at the Richmond Oval this past year. Team members needed to be housed in accommodation ...

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The Liv Score™: Updated

The Updated Liv Score™ The Liv Score™ is an intelligent rating system designed to establish a renter's reliability and credibility when applying for places on the liv.rent platform. For renters, it's an part of the Renter Resume to help rental applications stand out among other renters. For landlords, it is a crucial tool used to screen tenants efficiently. Using AI and a powerful algorithm that corroborates submitted tenant information, the Liv ...

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The liv.rent Verification Process

At liv.rent, we are dedicated to protecting the safety and integrity of our platform and, by extension, the Vancouver rental community. Part of this process means validating information provided by both renters and landlords. Not only do we try to prevent rental scams and fraud on our platform through these measure, it is also a simple way to build trust in the rental community and, at the same time, leverage ...

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Decorating on a Budget

Fall is officially here and the itch to redecorate and revamp the home is strong. While redecorating the home can get quite expensive, we're here to show you some ways where you can redecorate your home - house or apartment - without breaking the bank. Here are 7 simple decorating ideas: Rearrange the furniture As simple as it sounds, re-envisioning a space can make a huge difference. In your main living room, ...

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Property Manager Spotlight – Luxury Rental Suites

User Spotlight Series Welcome to our new Spotlight Series highlighting the experiences of some Metro Vancouver property managers and tenants. Each post will explore their property management approach and challenges and, more specifically, how they are using and benefitting from the liv.rent platform. Luxury Rental Suites Luxury Rental Suites, a subsidiary of Century 21, is a Vancouver-based property management team specializing in luxury furnished and unfurnished rentals throughout the lower mainland area. With ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – September 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Rental Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on September’s figures.  September rental rates increased ever-so-slightly as predicted in our August post and the forecast for October predicts some additional upward pressure on rates. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in September increased slightly to $1,844 from August's $1,839. The average cost of ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – September 2019 Snapshot

Vancouver Rental Trends Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on September 2019's figures. The numbers this month point to an upward trend in rental rates across the Lower Mainland and a forecast for further upward pressure into October. Vancouver Renter Demographics In September 2019, like August, there were more men actively seeking ...

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