Kristina Ikavalko

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Vancouver Rental Vacancy Rate

We hear a lot about the Vancouver rental vacancy rate being very low but what is this metric and what does it really mean? In this post, we shed some light on the matter and its implications for renters and landlords alike. What Is Rental Vacancy Rate? The vacancy rate refers to the percentage of units that are vacant or unoccupied in a city, region or a given property. What is the Vancouver ...

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What Information Is A Landlord Allowed to Ask For?

For first time renters, navigating the rental process can be daunting. One area of typical concern is tenant privacy rights. During the application process, landlords will ask for a variety of information from applicants. Tenant Privacy Rights are of utmost importance and providing this information can make many prospective tenants nervous. To help you, in this post we’ve outlined what information a landlord is allowed to ask for:  What a ...

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Property Manager Spotlight – Soul Homes

User Spotlight Series Our Spotlight Series highlights the experiences of Metro Vancouver property managers and tenants. Each post explores their property management approach and challenges and, more specifically, how they are using and benefitting from the liv.rent platform. Soul Homes Soul Homes is a Vancouver-based full service property management company active in the Lower Mainland. Soul Homes founders, the Toosi brothers, learned the value of good tenants and property management the hard way, by ...

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January 2020 Montreal Rent Report

Montreal Rent Trends Last month we introduced Montreal to our Rent Report series that takes a closer look at the state of the rental market in Canada's biggest cities.  Until then, it had only included Vancouver and Toronto so we are pleased to welcome Montreal as well and to kick off 2020 with a look at January rental stats for the Montreal region. Below we've taken a closer look at the average rent ...

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January 2020 Toronto Rent Report

Toronto Rent Trends 2020 To kick off the new year, this January we take a look at Toronto rent trends 2020.  Rental rates dipped slightly in January but we predict they'll recover as we move into February 2020. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals What is the average rent in Toronto? The highest average rent in Toronto for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment is $1,928 down ever so slightly from December's $1,933 while the ...

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January 2020 Vancouver Rent Report

Average Rent In Vancouver 2020 - Rent Trends in January Happy New Year readers! Let's kick off 2020 by exploring January's rental stats by taking a closer look into Vancouver rental prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on January 2020's figures. The Vancouver rental price numbers for January point to a downward trend in rental rates across the Lower Mainland and a forecast for further downward pressure ...

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Introducing Search by Map

We heard you loud and clear in 2019 and we are happy to kick off 2020 with the addition of our search by map feature! Searching for apartments for rent is now easier with our map and list view, especially if you are new to Vancouver and aren't familiar with the different neighbourhoods. See below for an overview of how to navigate our latest feature. Key differences - App vs. Website Now ...

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Renter Spotlight: Laura Valenzuela from Brazil

Renter Spotlight Laura Valenzuela and her husband are a Brazilian couple who have recently relocated to Canada. Laura is working downtown while her husband attends Langara College. They secured the rental of an unfurnished suite in Marpole's W1 complex while still living in Brazil. The Marpole location, located right by the Canada Line, is convenient for both of them; Laura is downtown in 20 minutes and her husband can get to ...

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How Does Rent Work in Canada? A Provincial Comparison

Feature photo by Jorge Vasonez from Unsplash Renting in Canada Finding and securing a rental in Canada’s biggest cities is always a challenge. And if you are moving from one province to another, it can be even more confusing as the laws governing residential tenancy vary from province to province and even from year to year as civic and provincial governments change. So how does rent work in Canada? Below we provide ...

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How to: Relist a Property

How do I relist my rental on liv.rent? So your tenants have given you notice and you need to relist your property on liv.rent? Thankfully, your property details are saved in app so relisting and pushing out your property to liv.rent users again is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Update Availability In the landlord dashboard, follow these steps: Select TenantsSelect the Listing to be re-listedClick on ResourcesClick on Relist this UnitModify the ...

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