Kristina Ikavalko

December 2019 Toronto Rent Report

Toronto Rent Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on November’s figures.  Rental rates increased over December and we predict continued upward pressure on rates moving into 2020. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The highest average rent in Toronto for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment is $1,933 up from November's $1,851 while the average rent in Toronto of a furnished apartment  actually ...

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Property Manager Spotlight – W Brothers

W Brothers Real Estate W Brothers is a Vancouver-based property management company providing professional property evaluation, tenant selection and property management services since 2013. W Brothers is currently managing over $300 million worth of real estate and have rented more than 500 luxury homes in the Metro Vancouver Area since their inception. They recently started using liv.rent exclusively to help manage properties and are excited by the simplicity and functionality available in ...

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December 2019 Montreal Rent Report

Montreal Rent Trends This month we introduce Montreal to our Rent Report series that takes a closer look at the state of the rental market in Canada's biggest cities.  Until now, it has only included Vancouver and Toronto so we are pleased to welcome Montreal as well. Let's dive into December rental stats for the Montreal region by taking a closer look at the average rent in Montreal, rent trends, and renter ...

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December 2019 Vancouver Rent Report

Vancouver Rent Trends Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rents in Vancouver, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on December 2019's figures. The Vancouver rental price numbers for December point to an upward trend in rental rates across the Lower Mainland and a forecast for further upward pressure into 2020. Vancouver Renter Demographics In December, the vast majority of rental ...

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Landlord Guide: Can I Evict My Tenant?

Eviction is not a pretty word. And, really it is a last resort but it is a reality for landlords and tenants alike. The most common reason for eviction is unpaid rent. As a landlord, missed rent payments can have a huge impact on your cash flow so sometimes eviction notices are a necessary evil. Causes for Eviction If it comes to this, you will have to give your tenant approved notice ...

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Renter Spotlight: Felipe & Lais From Brazil

Renter Spotlight Felipe and Lais are a Brazilian couple who have recently moved to Vancouver. Lais is studying and Felipe is looking for employment. They secured a place to live in Gastown before moving here thanks to their relocation company, Easy Dream, and the liv.rent app, recommended by Easy Dream. Other than high rental prices, what are some of the biggest frustrations renters face in Vancouver? As an immigrant, it was hard to ...

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Vancouver or Toronto: A Cost of Living Comparison

Vancouver vs. Toronto Cost of Living Vancouver and Toronto are more than 4,000 km apart but share the dubious honour of being the two most expensive cities in Canada. Despite this, they are highly desirable places to live, scoring high on all international standard of living indices. They are clean, safe and secure, and offer newcomers vibrant, multi-cultural communities willing to embrace immigrants. Toronto is the business capital of Canada ...

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Setting Up Utilities

Moving is always a chore. And it isn’t just limited to transporting your stuff from A to B; it also requires some scheduling and logistical planning to ensure you have heat, electricity, cable and, of course, WiFi when you move in. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you set up utilities: How do I set up utilities? To set up utilities, visit the provider’s webpage to login or open an account. Most ...

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November 2019 Toronto Rental Report

Toronto Rental Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on November’s figures.  Rental rates increased over November and we predict continued upward pressure on rates moving into December. Toronto Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The highest average rent in Toronto for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in November slightly increased to $1,851 from October's $1,845 while the average rent of a furnished apartment ...

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November 2019 Vancouver Rental Report

Vancouver Rental Trends Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rents in Vancouver, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on November 2019's figures. The numbers this month point to an upward trend in rental rates across the Lower Mainland and a forecast for further upward pressure into November. Vancouver Renter Demographics In November 2019, there were more men actively seeking a ...

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