Kristina Ikavalko

Kristina Ikavalko

Creative Content Creator at liv.rent

Creative Content Creator for liv.rent, based in Vancouver.

Recent Articles

vancouver rental market 2020 recap and 2021 predictions

Vancouver Rental Market – 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook

Vancouver's Rental Housing Market weathered the perfect storm of pandemic induced events in 2020. Thanks to federal and provincial government supports for renters and landlords along with eviction bans, the situation wasn't as dire for Vancouverites as forecasted. This is not to say, however, that there weren't some challenges. With international students returning to their home countries, travel restrictions being imposed and immigration slowing to a trickle, demand for rental ...

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January 2021 Montreal Rent Report

As we say good-bye to a tumultuous year, Montreal continues its struggle to contain the pandemic as we begin 2021 despite strict measures in place. In this climate of restrictions, curfews and lockdowns, we examine reported average rent prices for the month of January across the Montreal region. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share ...

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January 2021 Toronto Rent Report

As we begin the new year with positive vaccine news, Toronto continues to battle rising COVID-19 numbers with additional province-wide restrictions. This continues to dampen the rental market recovery in the Greater Toronto area. Many students have not returned, and business travel and tourism continue to be severely impacted. In addition, a number of new developments have come to market introducing new supply and placing further downward pressure on the ...

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January 2021 Vancouver Rent Report

Rental Trends in January 2021  As we say good riddance to a historic year and welcome 2021, many Vancouverites continue to work and study from home as COVID-19 vaccines begin to roll out around the world and we look ahead to a brighter future. To kick off the new year, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices across the Greater Vancouver Area for December, based on data ...

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special hotel offers at westin bayshore and whistler sundial

New Year, New Outlook – Exclusive Hotel Offers for B.C.

In a year that has afforded few opportunities to celebrate, we encourage you to do so - quietly - with a special someone. Relish in a change of scenery and begin 2021 in luxurious surroundings. liv.rent has partnered with two of the West Coast's premier resort properties, Vancouver's Westin Bayshore and Whistler's Sundial Boutique Hotel, to offer you an exclusive selection of well-deserved mini-getaway hotel packages at special prices. Westin ...

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Top 10 Property Management Trends For 2022

As the Canadian rental industry continues to adapt and recover from the fallout of a global pandemic, 2022 looks to see a return to form for the sector. Like most of the world, the rental scene has seen a lot of meaningful changes in the past two years. Social distancing and renters looking to secure homes from abroad have shaken up the way properties are shown and documents are exchanged, ...

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liv.rent's top tips for renting an apartment in Toronto

[Updated August 2022] Top 10 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Toronto

Toronto, along with most other major cities in Canada, has seen its average rent prices rise astronomically over the course of the past year. As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and rising interest rates, renters are finding more competition than ever to secure a place to rent at an affordable rate. Combine this with the influx of rental scams sweeping the country, and renting in Toronto can seem ...

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Toronto Rental Market – 2020 Recap and 2021 Outlook

In this year like no other, rental markets across Canada experienced significant changes. COVID-19 pushed property managers and landlords to pivot, innovate and, above all, integrate digital tools into their marketing and operational practices. This ability to adapt showcases the ingenuity of the industry and ensures it is well-positioned to meet other headwinds that may come it's way in the future - albeit unlikely to compare to what we all ...

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liv.rent is Coming to Toronto!

liv.rent is excited to announce our arrival on the Toronto rental scene.  Now landlords and renters in Canada's biggest city will be able to enjoy the security, simplicity and success of Vancouver’s best rental platform! Whether you're a property manager seeking to list and promote a few condos, a recently relocated family looking to rent a home, or a student heading back to university in Toronto, liv.rent makes it easy! liv.rent ...

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December 2020 Montreal Rent Report

As the second wave of the pandemic continues in Montreal and measures to help curb the spread persist, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices for the month of December across the Montreal region. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share key market data and trends, to help inform and educate landlords ...

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