Kristina Ikavalko

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Tenant’s Insurance – 5 Reasons You Should Have It

According to StatsCan, only 50% of Canadian renters have tenant's insurance (a.k.a. renter's insurance, content insurance). The reasons are a bit unclear but the running assumption is that renters assume they are covered by their landlord's policy. This is a potentially dangerous assumption. The landlord's policy will cover all the bigger things - the pipes, structural issues, appliances etc. BUT it does not cover your belongings (theft or damage) or ...

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How to Pick the Right Tenant

How To Pick The Right Tenant For You

Your tenant can be your best ally, or biggest problem. Tenant turnover is arguably the single biggest cost for you as a landlord. Whenever a tenant vacates, significant costs are incurred. The cost of vacancy, for example - your property may be vacant for one month or more, impacting cash flow. You will also likely have to pay for some maintenance like applying a fresh coat of paint or repairing damage ...

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Apple Picking Vancouver

It’s the Pomme!

Despite the fact that pumpkins have hijacked the autumn flavour scene, apples still reign supreme in our mind as one of fall’s best bounties. The latest crops should have already appeared in grocery stores but there are still more to come! Here's a list of apple related fall fun for you: Apple Picking Head out to the Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford and pick your own basket of goodness!  U-Pick prices range from $.90/lb ...

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FEATURE LISTING: Hang with the Cool Kids…

...in this sleek, modern 1 bedroom and den on Cordova St. This perfect Eastside location is within walking distance of Railtown, Gastown and Strathcona. Meet your friends for drinks at the Postmark Brewery, tacos and tequila at Cuchillo, or hand made gnocchi at Ask For Luigi.  So many options and you'll have all the time in the world to explore them from this Boffo built, 1-year-old home. Natural light floods the ...

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Main Street Vancouver Illustrated Map

Neighborhood Guide – Main Street

LOWDOWN As Vancouver’s answer to Brooklyn, Main Street deliver on so many fronts. From a plethora of independent boutiques, coffee roasters, donuteries to a mind-boggling number of local breweries and restaurants, this place can’t be beat. And, even though this ‘hood could make any self-respecting hipster’s head spin with options, it is still very family friendly. Leafy neighborhoods of single-family homes, multiplexes and townhomes can be found on either side of Main ...

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Downtown Vancouver at Sunset

Tips for Finding an Apartment in Vancouver

Finding an apartment to rent in Vancouver is always a challenge. It requires hours of research, communication with landlords and property managers, securing of references and, obviously, searching and actually finding a place you want to call home. Below we’ve provided a number of tips designed to help make your search more effective and hopefully, less stressful.   PREPARE A RENTAL PROFILE Prepare for your apartment hunt like you would for a dream ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner on Table

Give thanks this Thanksgiving Weekend

Why Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend is Different Than The U.S. Have you ever wondered why the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday isn't synced with our southern neighbors'?  Well, its thanks to an earlier harvest that we Canadians stuff and truss the big bird a month sooner than our US counterparts.  Though Canadian Thanksgiving only became a public holiday in 1957, its origins and traditions are much older. In addition to celebrating the harvest like traditional European ...

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View From The Chief Hike Near Vancouver

FRESH from Australia – A Newcomer’s Guide to Vancouver

Work, love or a desire for good coffee and abundant weed, has landed you in Vancouver. You’ve decided to stay. How do you establish yourself permanently in this lush corner of the Pacific Northwest? In our latest series, “Fresh”, we ask newly minted Vancouverites about the trials and tribulations they encountered when moving here. Today, we feature Amy from Australia. Newcomer Profile Amy is a young, Australian professional who was seeking travel, ...

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Condo for Rent in The Qube 1333 W Georgia St Vancouver Exterior

FEATURE LISTING: Enjoy the sunrise from this 1 bedroom + den in the iconic Qube building!

Rent your next home in Vancouver's iconic, award-winning Qube building. Built from the top down, the Qube is a dramatic architectural marvel of modernist structural innovation. It also considered to be one of Vancouver's most earthquake-resistant structures so you can quite seriously, rest easy once you move in! Perfectly located at the north end of West Georgia, where Downtown meets Coal Harbour, you'll have easy access to Downtown, Coal Harbour,  Stanley Park, and ...

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Liv Rent App Mockups

WIN $400 Toward Your Next Rent Payment

All you need to do is download liv.rent to your phone! Available for both iPhone and Android, this new, all-in-one mobile application re-imagines renting in Vancouver – making it simple, safe and convenient. Liv Rent securely digitizes every step of the process, including rent payment, alleviating all of the hassles and headaches associated with finding a home. Just let Liv Rent change the way you find your next rental and you can ...

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