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Renting During COVID-19: A Renter’s Journey

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we conduct almost all aspects of our everyday life has changed. New protocols around socializing and sanitizing have re-shaped the way we work, shop, visit friends, and secure a rental. We reached out to a liv.rent tenant, Rosemarie Delos Santos to ask her a few questions about her rental experience during the pandemic. Jump ahead to her experience: Finding a Rental During COVID-19 Rental Communication During ...

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5 Reasons Landlords Should Leverage Liv Score™

Perhaps the biggest challenge for landlords is identifying which applicant will be a reliable, respectable tenant. In order to do this, some screening needs to take place during the application process. Thankfully, the liv.rent team identified this pain point and developed the Liv Score™ feature to help landlords screen and compare potential tenants in a fair and meaningful manner. What is a Liv Score™? The Liv Score™ is an intelligent rating ...

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July 2020 Montreal Rent Report

Montreal Rent Trends Let's take a closer look at the average rent in Montreal, rent trends, and renter demographics based on July 2020's figures. The numbers collected this month were the fourth during the complete COVID-19 pandemic period and point to a welcome uptick on rental rates throughout the Montreal region.   Month-to-Month Rent Change Below we show the percentage change in average rent from June to July’s figures. Across most neighbourhoods, rents have ...

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July 2020 Toronto Rent Report

July 2020 Toronto Rent Prices This month, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices for the month of July across the Greater Toronto Area. This is our fourth set of figures collected for a complete COVID-19 pandemic period and a slight upward trend in rental rates is evident based on July's figures Month-to-Month Rent Change Below, we show the percentage change in average rent from June to July's figures. The ...

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July 2020 Vancouver Rent Report

Rental Trends in June 2020  This month, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices across the Greater Vancouver Area. This is the fourth rent report based on data gathered from numerous listing websites during the quarantine period and we're seeing downward pressure on rental rates continue across the Lower Mainland. Jump to the following Rent Report sections: Average Rent  Month-to-month Rent Change Income-to-Rent Raito (NEW) Renter Demographics Pet-Friendly Rentals Unfurnished Vs. Furnished ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Phase 3 BC Restart Plan

As British Columbia’s COVID transmission rates and deaths continue to lessen, the government has announced a Restart Plan which outlines how the province will gradually open up while ensuring the number of new cases continues to remain low. Unlike many other provinces that imposed strict lockdown policies, here in BC a broad range of services deemed ‘essential’, as well as other businesses that were able to operate safely,  were allowed to ...

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Average Rent Near Transit in Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Highest average rents are found by Union Station in Downtown Toronto - $2,050 for an unfurnished 1 bedroom and $2,650 for an unfurnished 2 bedroom unit.The difference between the highest and lowest rent for an unfurnished 1 bedroom near transit is $900.The difference between the highest and lowest rent for an unfurnished 2 bedroom near transit is $650. With Downtown Toronto rents consistently the highest in Canada (Toronto June 2020 Rent ...

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Renting During COVID-19: Finding a Roommate

The COVID-19 situation is fluid, evolving daily and pushing us to make adjustments in our lives as we prepare for the next phase of re-opening and adapting to new lifestyles. Many are rethinking their living situations, and that can often mean finding a new roommate to share your home. In terms of student housing in particular, many uncertainties remain; as quarantine began, some students left empty rooms behind to return home ...

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June 2020 Montreal Rent Report

Montreal Rent Trends Let's take a closer look at the average rent in Montreal, rent trends, and renter demographics based on June 2020's figures. The numbers collected this month were the second during the complete COVID-19 pandemic period and point to a sustained downward pressure on rental rates throughout the Montreal region. Month-to-Month Rent Change Below we show the percentage change in average rent from May to June’s figures. Across all neighbourhoods, rents ...

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June 2020 Toronto Rent Report

June 2020 Toronto Rent Prices This month, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices for the month of June across the Greater Toronto Area. These are our third set of figures collected for a complete COVID-19 pandemic period and a downward trend in rental rates is evident, though it recently appears to be leveling out. Month-to-Month Rent Change Below, we show the percentage change in average rent from May ...

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