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Best Craft Beer In Vancouver

Vancouverites have embraced craft beer like it's their lifeblood. In fact, figures show that though BC consumers drink less beer than other Canadians, we drink better beer. This is underlined by the explosive growth and success of craft breweries not only in Vancouver, but throughout the Lower Mainland and the entire province. So with all the new breweries out there, which one has the best craft beer in Vancouver? Here are ...

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Project Highlight: Kitchen, Bathroom Renovations with Enzo Design Build

Renovating your rental can be a big job, especially when you are not sure on where to start. Kitchens and bathrooms often offer the greatest "wow" factor for most prospective tenants, which is why we've collaborated with Enzo Design Build's, Meysam Pourkaram, to share some tips and tricks for renovating kitchens and bathrooms in a way that is contemporary, but not too costly. We have deconstructed one of Enzo's recent ...

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Top 5 Rental Areas For Students | International Student Housing

For international students, finding a place to live that is convenient and close to amenities is an absolute priority. Below, we’ve outlined the top 5 rental areas around the Lower Mainland that are international student friendly. Each international student housing area below highlights key features, average rental rates and sample listings of what you can expect. 5 Top Rental Areas for International Students: Vancouver Vancouver is widely considered to be one of the ...

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Top 5 Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods in Vancouver

Vancouver was ranked the 6th most dog-friendly city in North America, according to Technobark. But where exactly are the dog friendly neighbourhoods in Vancouver? There are a few things that you should consider when choosing a neighbourhood to keep your pet healthy and happy. Living in areas where there are lots of green space and trails is optimal and the less car traffic, the better. Below, we have compiled our ...

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8 Tips To Avoid Rental Scams in Vancouver

FEATURE: ILLUSTRATION BY MARIANA YATSUDA IKUTA As law-abiding and polite as Canadians might be, there are a few bad apples out there who attempt to scam renters. Vancouver is no exception. In fact, given how hot the Vancouver rental market is, it is no surprise that you'll discover that rental scams exist. Finding a place to rent in Vancouver is difficult enough and the last thing you want to deal ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on June 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to an overall drop in rental rates across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.42% drop and Surrey an almost 10% drop (9.82%). Vancouver Renter Demographics In June 2019, again, more women ...

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Best Smart Tech For Your Rental Home 2019

As sexy as the idea is, many of us are reluctant to invest in smart tech when we are renting.  However, there are many affordable and non-permanent ways you can adopt energy saving, lifestyle enhancing tech for your space that isn’t contingent upon ownership.  Here are some of our favourite ways to embrace smart tech for our homes: Personal Assistant – Say the Word, Make it Happen with Smart Tech First, consider ...

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Inside Scoop: 10 Tips For Finding A Job In Vancouver

For those considering making a move to Vancouver and trying your hand at living and working here, we've collaborated with Vancouver's Vantastic VA, a one-stop relocation service, to share some tips for finding a job in Vancouver as a foreigner. With the help of Vantastic founder and owner, Taryn Bywater, we're here to help you get hired, fast! Follow these 10 tips for finding a job in Vancouver: 1. Set Up your Social ...

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Top Vancouver Patios For Summer 2019

Vancouver patio season is finally here! What better way to celebrate warmer weather than to enjoy a drink and a nibble outside at any one of our Vancouver 2019 patio picks: Gotham 615 Seymour St. Yes, the renowned steak house has a lovely oasis awaiting you outside its back door. Surrounded by greenery, you could almost believe you were sipping that Aperol spritz on a Roman terrazza.  It is the perfect getaway from ...

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