Kristina Ikavalko

Nearby Nosh at SFU – Best Places to Eat

As back to school nerves set in, Craigslist furniture shopping frustrates and course selection overwhelms, cooking your own meals is the last thing you want to worry about. Let us help you find the best food near SFU. Though a few can be found on the Burnaby mountain SFU campus, most are located nearby, off campus. Here are 5 of our top picks when it comes to good food near ...

Read More

Project Highlight: Kitchen, Bathroom Renovations with Enzo Design Build

Renovating your rental can be a big job, especially when you are not sure on where to start. Kitchens and bathrooms often offer the greatest "wow" factor for most prospective tenants, which is why we've collaborated with Enzo Design Build's, Meysam Pourkaram, to share some tips and tricks for renovating kitchens and bathrooms in a way that is contemporary, but not too costly. We have deconstructed one of Enzo's recent ...

Read More

Top 5 Rental Areas For Students | International Student Housing

For international students, finding a place to live that is convenient and close to amenities is an absolute priority. Below, we’ve outlined the top 5 rental areas around the Lower Mainland that are international student friendly. Each international student housing area below highlights key features, average rental rates and sample listings of what you can expect. 5 Top Rental Areas for International Students: Vancouver Vancouver is widely considered to be one of the ...

Read More
vpd, vancouver, dog friendly

Top 5 Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods in Vancouver

Vancouver was ranked the 6th most dog-friendly city in North America, according to Technobark. But where exactly are the dog friendly neighbourhoods in Vancouver? There are a few things that you should consider when choosing a neighbourhood to keep your pet healthy and happy. Living in areas where there are lots of green space and trails is optimal and the less car traffic, the better. Below, we have compiled our ...

Read More

8 Tips To Avoid Rental Scams in Vancouver

FEATURE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARIANA YATSUDA IKUTA As law-abiding and polite as Canadians might be, there are a few bad apples out there who attempt to scam renters. Vancouver is no exception. In fact, given how hot the Vancouver rental market is, it is no surprise that you'll discover that rental scams exist. Finding a place to rent in Vancouver is difficult enough and the last thing you want to deal ...

Read More
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 ...

Read More

Best Smart Tech For Your Rental Home 2019

As sexy as the idea is, many of us are reluctant to invest in smart tech when we are renting.  However, there are many affordable and non-permanent ways you can adopt energy saving, lifestyle enhancing tech for your space that isn’t contingent upon ownership.  Here are some of our favourite ways to embrace smart tech for our homes: Personal Assistant – Say the Word, Make it Happen with Smart Tech First, consider ...

Read More

Inside Scoop: 10 Tips For Finding A Job In Vancouver

For those considering making a move to Vancouver and trying your hand at living and working here, we've collaborated with Vancouver's Vantastic VA, a one-stop relocation service, to share some tips for finding a job in Vancouver as a foreigner. With the help of Vantastic founder and owner, Taryn Bywater, we're here to help you get hired, fast! Follow these 10 tips for finding a job in Vancouver: 1. Set Up your Social ...

Read More

Top Vancouver Patios For Summer 2019

Vancouver patio season is finally here! What better way to celebrate warmer weather than to enjoy a drink and a nibble outside at any one of our Vancouver 2019 patio picks: Gotham 615 Seymour St. Yes, the renowned steak house has a lovely oasis awaiting you outside its back door. Surrounded by greenery, you could almost believe you were sipping that Aperol spritz on a Roman terrazza.  It is the perfect getaway from ...

Read More

Inside Scoop: 50 Things To Do In Vancouver This Summer 2019

FEATURE: Celebration of Light We've teamed up with Vancouver-based relocation agency, Vantastic VA, to come up with a summer bucket list for newcomers to our city. Vancouver summers are the best! After months of grey skies, the city is ready to celebrate the sun. Here are 50 things that will help fill your June, July and August! Dance the night away at the Tuesday drum circle at 3rd beach throughout ...

Read More