Kristina Ikavalko

Best Storage Hacks for Apartment Living

As Vancouver densifies and rental rates creep upwards, our living spaces are shrinking posing serious challenges to our storage dilemmas. Let’s face it, chances are high if you live in Vancouver, you have some outdoor hobbies that require gear. These might be a tiny pair of climbing shoes but more often than not there’s usually a bike, skis and/or snowboard in your life. Of course, this is in addition to ...

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Best Way to Discover Vancouver Cherry Blossoms

At last, spring is here. And it couldn't have come sooner! We can finally shed our puff coats and woolly wear, throw our hands in the air and welcome the cherry blossoms, longer eves and line-ups for ice cream. To commemorate its arrival, nature cooperates admirably. For about a month every year, Vancouver's 43,000 cherry trees decorate our neighbourhoods with their spectacular pink blossoms beautifying our commutes, dog walks and jogging ...

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concord gardens condo for rent Richmond BC

Featured Listing: 2 Bed Deluxe Condo in Richmond

Be the first to rent one of these brand new deluxe condos in Richmond. Well-designed and stylishly finished, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment features floor to ceiling windows, open balconies, wide plank flooring, and a gourmet kitchen with integrated stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and a marble tile backsplash. Only a three-minute drive to Vancouver with Downtown, UBC, Vancouver International Airport, Burnaby Metrotown, and the U.S. border about twenty minute ...

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Best Coffee in Vancouver

HARDEST.JOB.EVER - Selecting Vancouver's best coffee. Seriously, we are spoiled rotten in this beautiful, soggy corner of the world with an embarrassment of coffee riches. In compiling our list, we've strayed a wee bit from the grounds themselves to consider the decor, menu and general vibe of the establishments in our selection. This is no means an exhaustive list but one that pleases our coffee palates and our design sensibilities. Caffe La ...

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ways to beautify your bathroom

From Drab to Fab – 5 Ways to Design Your Bathroom

Some parts of renting suck - particularly the fact that you can't paint or renovate to suit your taste. However, there are other ways to personalize your space. Bathrooms are important and frequently visited rooms - OBVIOUSLY - but they are also often in need of some TLC.  Thankfully, these small spaces can be transformed quickly, easily and cost-effectively.   Here are 5 easy ways to Beautify Your Rental Bathroom    1. Replace the ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats 2019

Vancouver Rental Stats – February Snapshot

SOURCE: FEBRUARY 2019 STATISTICS - LIV.RENT AND VARIOUS ONLINE SOURCES   This month, we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Vancouver. Vacancy Rates February 2019 Vancouver properties continue to demand the highest rents and vacancy rates are still hovering around the 1% mark across the Lower Mainland. Average Rental Rates Have a look at 1,2,3 bedroom averages. It may make sense to add another bedroom and find a roommate. Who ...

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Building Your Brand Online as a Property Manager

5 Ways to Build Your Brand Online as a Property Manager

In this day and age of passive data collection, privacy breaches, social media etc., everyone should be hyper-aware of their digital footprint. For property managers being digitally aware is not only important for reputation but for business as well. Establishing a professional, dynamic presence drives engagement and subsequently attracts better tenants and clients while building your credibility in the property management community. 1. Google Your Name Good online reputation management begins with ...

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Flat Iron Apartments Coal Harbour 1277 Melville Street Vancouver

FEATURED LISTING: Spacious Downtown Living

Enjoy living in the beautiful Flatiron building - one of the most exclusive boutique developments in downtown Vancouver with only 2 homes per floor. This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom + den home features hardwood floors throughout, a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and integrated stainless steel appliances. In addition, a bright atrium is perfect for a home office and a beautiful balcony offers city views and space for a ...

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International Colour Day – Let’s Celebrate “Living Coral”

"Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow, Pantone 16-1546, Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment," Pantone announces Colour of the Year for 2019. Say goodbye to last year’s Glam rock-ish, Ultra Violet, and hello to this happier, friendlier pinky orange.  From fashion to home décor, this punch of colour ...

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Spring Cleaning – 7 Ways to Use the KonMari Method

Spring Cleaning is a rite of spring that either conjures up feelings of great satisfaction and accomplishment or a big sigh, followed by putting it off until fall. And right now, the currency of cleaning has noticeably increased in value thanks to best selling books like Marie Kondo’s “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” outlining her KonMari method and its European sister book, by Margareta Magnusson, “The Gentle Art ...

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