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Neighbourhood Guide: Surrey

‎ Surrey is BC’s fastest growing city and largest city by area. Covering a vast expanse of land south of Vancouver between the Fraser River and the U.S. border, Surrey features 6 town centres, a wide variety of housing options in diverse neighbourhoods, some of the region's best sports and recreational facilities, verdant parks, beaches and vast swaths of agricultural land. It is also home to a vibrant mix of thriving ...

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Best Cities to Study in Canada for International Students

Canada is our home. We take pride in its natural beauty, vibrant cities, and its stable democracy. In addition, our universities and other learning institutions are highly regarded globally. All these factors combine to attract a steady stream of students from around the world who add to the vitality and character of our country.  If you are considering beginning, or continuing, your studies in Canada, there are many factors to ...

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Landlord Dashboard: Digital Tools for Landlords & Property Managers

liv.rent's Landlord Dashboard offers landlords and property managers an efficient way to view, track and manage their property listings, tenant applications and contracts. The intuitive, simple interface provides a comprehensive, single view of all rental data that matters to you - essentially, a digital landlord toolkit to simplify your lives. In addition, landlords and property managers can benefit from key insights like rent price and applicant ...

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October 2020 Montreal Rent Report

As fall takes hold and Montreal takes additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices for the month of October across the Montreal region. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share key market data and trends, to help inform and educate landlords and tenants alike. ...

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October 2020 Vancouver Rent Report

Rental Trends in October 2020  Schools have re-opened, fall activities are underway, more people have returned to work and some government COVID-19 supports have ended. With this in mind, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices across the Greater Vancouver Area for October. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share key market ...

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Homeowner’s Guide to BC Taxes: Property Tax, Empty Homes & Speculation Tax, GST and PST

For homeowners and landlords, the cost of ownership extends far beyond the price paid for a property. It may include maintenance, repair and renovation costs but it ALWAYS includes a variety of federal, provincial and municipal taxes.  This guide will explain all the taxes that may apply to your property. If you know what you are after, jump ahead: Goods and Services Tax (GST)   Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Property Transfer Tax Property Tax Vancouver ...

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International Student Guide: Homestay vs. Renting Alone

We’ve partnered with Vancouver-based, international relocation specialists, Vanmates for this article. With services specifically tailored to the needs of international students and young professionals, Vanmates has helped thousands of clients find the right home in Vancouver. Vanmates has cultivated a vibrant, like-minded community of new Vancouverites who continue to support each other long after their move is complete. Sharing our collective knowledge and experience of international student housing and the ...

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September 2020 Toronto Rent Report

As we move into fall 2020 and the global pandemic persists, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices for the month of September across the Greater Toronto Area. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share key market data and trends, to help inform and educate landlords and tenants alike. Jump ...

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September 2020 Vancouver Rent Report

Rental Trends in September 2020  As schools reopen and more and more people head back to work, we take a closer look at the reported average rent prices across the Greater Vancouver Area for September. Based on data gathered from numerous listing websites and our own liv.rent platform, our rent reports seek to identify and share key market data and trends, to help inform and educate landlords and tenants alike. ...

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2020 Guide to BC Tenancy Forms

As a landlord, you will need to familiarize yourself with a number of tenancy forms in order to effectively manage and operate your residential rental properties. Beginning with the Residential Tenancy Agreement form but also the Condition Inspection Report and the Dispute Resolution form, these documents will ensure you are performing your landlord duties in accordance with the laws of British Columbia. Below, we shed some light on the various ...

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