Kristina Ikavalko

Top 10 Tax Deductions for B.C. Landlords

Tax season is a wrap for the 2018 tax year - did you take advantage of all the deductions available to you as a B.C. landlord? When you own a rental property, you are legally obligated to report all rental revenue on the Statement of Real Estate Rentals schedule on your personal tax return. Thankfully, you are also able to deduct a number of expenses from your gross rental revenue and ...

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Prepping Your Property For Rent With Enzo Design Build

Basic maintenance and making some simple improvements before listing your house for rent (or sale) is key to reducing future maintenance costs, recouping your investment, and staying profitable. In addition, you’ll attract more desirable tenants committed to treating your property respectfully. The amount of time and money you have to invest in getting a unit ready to rent depends on the rental market and the condition of the unit. In a ...

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lonsdale, vancouver, downtown, city

FEATURED LISTING: City Lights Across the Way

This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom home is just a boat ride away from downtown. Situated in the vibrant lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver, this new condo in the Cascade at the Pier is beautifully appointed with 9 foot ceilings, air conditioning, hardwood flooring, Italian Scavolini kitchens and Bosch appliance packages.  You are walking distance to the Shipyards Market, Lonsdale Quay and the Seabus which will get you downtown in ...

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Top 6 New Bakeries to Check Out in Vancouver

Vancouver has experienced a small baking renaissance of sorts with artisanal, high quality bakeries popping up in different neighbourhoods around town. Here are our top 6 new bakeries in Vancouver: Livia Sweets 1339 Commercial Drive liviasweets Serving breads, sweets, lunch and brunch, this beautiful cafe on Commercial Drive has quickly established both its culinary and Instagram-worthy credentials. Line ups are the norm at this new hotspot. Claire Livia Lassam has successfully created the perfect ...

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Best Housing Off-Campus for SFU Students

There comes a time when life beyond campus calls. Typically, it is sophomore year. You've turned 19 and life off campus needs to be explored! As exciting as this time is, it can also be daunting. Saying good bye to tired res food is one thing, but fending for your own meals, finding and furnishing an apartment is quite another. The first decision to be made, is where to live. Below ...

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FEATURED LISTING: One Pacific One Bedroom

This 1 bedroom 1 bathroom home in Concord Pacific's One Pacific luxury tower features a functional open floor plan, marble flooring, integrated European appliances, ample quartz countertops and air conditioning. Living here, you'll be steps away from the seawall, Roundhouse Community Centre, David Lam park, tennis courts, Urban Fare, Yaletown shops and services and the Yaletown Canada Line station -  you'll have little need for a car! Enjoy resort style amenities ...

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FEATURED LISTING: 2 Bed Condo in Central Vancouver

Located right across from Marine-Gateway, this luxury home on the 23rd floor of the MC2 by Intracorp is conveniently located. You can access downtown in 15 minutes or YVR in 10 - just hop on the Canada Line!  This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo features an open layout with floor to ceiling windows, cooling/heating system, Blomberg kitchen appliances, balcony and hardwood floors in the elegant living room. Building amenities include a ...

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Vancouver Apartment Rental Stats April 2019

Vancouver Rentals – April 2019 Stats

This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Vancouver based on April's figures. Renter Statistics In April 2019, again more women were actively seeking a rental property than men – 55% and 45 respectively, as was the case in March. And the large majority of rental seekers – 44% – fall into the 25-34 year old category. Pet Friendly Vancouver Rentals Finding accommodation when you have a ...

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Tip for Renovating your Rental Property

Inside Scoop: Renovating your Rental Property – Tips from Enzo Design Build

Vancouver's Enzo Design Build is a one-stop renovation, interior design, staging and construction management services company renowned for its quality, diverse skills and exemplary customer service. We took the time to talk to owner and head Project Manager, Meysam Pourkaram, for his insights and advice on renovations, specifically, what you need to know before embarking on a renovation project. Why should you renovate your rental property? 1. More Rental Revenue & Better ...

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