Kristina Ikavalko

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Tenants and landlords choosing digital, contact-free ways to secure rentals

The current COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to push their digital transformation timeline forward. What was once a well-calibrated transition down the pipe, is suddenly an immediate necessity for basic business continuity and, indeed, survival. Just as disruptive digital innovation changed the way we booked a ride, or accommodation before COVID-19, it is now compelling companies and customers to adopt and adapt digital solutions quickly or be left behind. Vancouver-based liv.rent, launched in ...

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What’s the difference between quarantine, self-isolation and social distancing?

By now we have all heard the words "quarantine", "self-isolation", and "social distancing" multiple times across various news and social media platforms. While these terms are all quite similar to each other, it's important to know the distinction for each term, and what guidelines you should, therefore, be following. Jump to tips and guidelines for: Social Distancing Quarantine Self-isolation >> Download the complete illustration packs for Quarantine, Social Distancing, and Self-isolation Social Distancing   At this time, ...

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Property Manager Spotlight – Eagleson Properties

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. Eagleson Properties Eagleson Properties Ltd. is a vibrant, boutique property management brokerage providing quality service to investment owners in the Lower Mainland (Greater Vancouver). With over 10 years of property management experience, they take the service ...

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April 2020: What’s happening in the Toronto rental market?

April 2020 Toronto Rent Prices This month, we take a closer look at what the reported average rent prices for the month of April are across the Greater Toronto Area. They will be the first set of figures collected since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Toronto saw a slight uptick in rental rates in April. Month-to-Month Rent Change Below we show the percentage change in average rent from March to April’s figures. The biggest ...

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April Rent Report: What is happening in the Vancouver rental market?

Rental Trends in April 2020  This month, we take a closer look at what the reported average rent prices are across the Greater Vancouver Area. Based on gathered data from numerous listing websites, we see a general downward trend in rent across the city. Average Rent across Greater Vancouver Below we show the average rent of a 1 bedroom, unfurnished apartment over the 6-month, November-April time frame. Average rent for unfurnished, 1 bedroom ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Resources for Landlords and Tenants

The provincial and federal governments of Canada have unveiled sweeping assistance packages to help all Canadians through this unprecedented time.  We at liv.rent are here to help landlords and tenants navigate the resources newly available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a quick summary of events impacting Landlords and Tenants, refer to our post: COVID-19 - Update For Landlords and Tenants. Table of Contents For website directories and contact information, jump to the following ...

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Coronavirus Information for Canadian Landlords and Renters

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Canada – Update For Landlords and Tenants

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, managing any and all of your responsibilities can seem daunting. However, knowing that your friends, neighbours and fellow global citizens are sharing this experience, will hopefully add a level of comfort and encouragement.  For landlords, what are your responsibilities to your tenants and your rental property during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?  For tenants, how should you respond? For information on how to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, jump to the following sections: Landlord UpdatesRenter ...

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[2020] Renting In Canada – What $1800 Gets you Across Canada

Rental Markets in Canada What's it like renting in Canada? Rental supply is tight across Canada with vacancy rates hovering around 1% in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. This lack of housing supply is compounded by the fact that there has been no significant purpose-built rental housing construction in our biggest cities since the 1970s. However, change is afoot. Quick Overview What is Purpose-Built Rental Housing? History of Purpose-Built Rental Housing 2020 Outlook - The Rise ...

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Landlord Guide: Rental Property Rules

When renting out your property, it is absolutely crucial that you carefully think through a set of rules for your tenants. Many of these should be reflected in the Lease Agreement providing as much detail as possible to avoid any ambiguity. Ultimately, this will help you avoid conflicts with your tenants and, hopefully, preserve the condition of your rental property.  Top 12 Considerations when setting Rental Property Rules We’ve outlined the ...

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Montreal Rent Report March 2020

March 2020 Montreal Rent Report

Montreal Rent Trends Let's take a closer look at the average rent in Montreal, rent trends, and renter demographics based on March 2020's figures. The numbers this month point to a sustained upward trend following February's dip but a stabilizing forecast as we move into April 2020. Montreal Unfurnished vs. Furnished Rent Averages The average rent in Montreal for an unfurnished one bedroom apartment in March is $1,413 up from February's $1,380. The ...

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