Kristina Ikavalko

Neighbourhood Guide: North Vancouver

North Vancouver is not only one of the most scenic areas of Vancouver, it is also one of the safest and cleanest. With its proximity to mountains, forests, beaches and the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler, it is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle or simply, a love of the outdoors. In addition, access downtown is easy over the picturesque Lions Gate Bridge or the Iron Worker’s Memorial Bridge while ...

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landlords, liv rent, tenants, renting

New Web Landlord Features Are Out!

Introducing our new Landlord Web Dashboard! To help you run your business, manager your properties, and use your time more efficiently, we have added more features to the landlord web dashboard. Recognizing that managing properties is often done from a computer vs. the palm of your hand, our new web version offers rich functionality that more closely mirrors the powerful tools available in our mobile app. Our web dashboard now allows ...

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Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide to SFU ft. Cody & Jessica

Welcome back to our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, best coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more UBC tips. SFU Guide with Cody & Jessica Student: Cody de ...

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furnished or unfurnished, renting in vancouver

Should I Rent Furnished or Unfurnished – A Renter’s Perspective

What’s Better To Rent - Furnished Or Unfurnished? When deciding whether it is better to rent a furnished or unfurnished apartment, there are a number of things to consider above and beyond the rental cost. Generally speaking, furnished apartments are typically suitable for shorter stays or corporate housing (i.e. rent is subsidized by your employer) since they typically command higher rent than furnished alternatives. Furnished Place - Pros: They are move-in ready. ...

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ubc nest, campus life, res, vancouver

Student Scoop – Unofficial Student Guide To UBC feat. Cody Lo

Welcome to the first of our Student Scoop series - a collection of insider student tips to UBC, SFU, Langara, and more. We tap into the nuts and bolts of student life interviewing student leaders to uncover secret campus corners, besst coffee spots, where to satisfy your late night cravings, and the lowdown on campus and off campus living. Read on for more UBC tips. UBC Quick Student Tips Best Neighbourhoods for ...

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vancouver, rental stats, infographic, real estate

Vancouver Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

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 June 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to an overall drop in rental rates across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.42% drop and Surrey an almost 10% drop (9.82%). Vancouver Renter Demographics In June 2019, again, more women ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – July 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Rental Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on June’s figures. Last month, renters saw some relief with many suburban neighbourhoods posting decreases in rental rates; however, July demonstrates a reversal of that trend except in Downtown Toronto where it did dip. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in July was up from ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – July 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 July 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to a recovery from June's drop across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.9% increase while Surrey rates continued to decline by 7.6%. Vancouver Renter Demographics In July 2019, in ...

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Benefits of Living Off Campus

For most students, #reslife starts to lose its appeal after first or second year. Spreading your wings and exploring life outside campus suddenly feels essential and, really, it is. There are so many benefits that come with living off campus. It is your next step to adulthood and key to personal growth and development. Not sure if you're ready to leave the convenient life of living on campus? Read further ...

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Win $500 Cash! – Contest Details

We know renting is tough, especially in Vancouver. To help make the renting process a little easier and to kick start the upcoming back to school season, liv.rent is giving away $500 cash to put towards your rent. For your chance to win, simply enter the contest below. The contest will end August 31, 2019, and the winner will be contacted in the first week of September. Contest Entry To enter for your ...

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