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FEATURE LISTING: Best of Burnaby

Located steps away from Burnaby's bucolic Deer Lake Park, this 3 bedroom, 1/2 duplex is perfect for couples or families.  A spacious, functional layout, this home boasts high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 2 and a half bathrooms and ample storage. On a corner lot, enjoy a southwest facing yard, and easy access to all the amenities in and around Metrotown including transit, grocery stores (Superstore,  T&T Supermarket etc.) and Bonsor Recreation Complex. ...

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WIN! Two Tickets to “A Conversation with Ellen Degeneres”

The simple premise – to improve the rental process - inspired the creation of liv.rent – an end-to-end mobile app that makes renting simple and safe for renters and landlords.  By securely digitizing every step of the process, including rent payment, liv.rent alleviates all of the typical hassles and headaches associated with finding a home or renting out a property in Vancouver. DAILY HIVE CONTEST To celebrate the launch of liv.rent - The Daily ...

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Tips For A First Time Landlord

So you’ve made the fortuitous decision to invest in real estate and now you want the revenue stream to begin raining down on you. But are you ready? Below we provide a list of items to help prepare you to be an effective and fair first-time landlord! NB- We are assuming your building allows rentals so you are not breaking any strata laws in listing your place. Here's a list a new ...

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8 Tips To Save On Rent In Vancouver

Ways to Save on Rent in Vancouver Living in cities like Vancouver where vacancy rates are low, here are some rent-saving tips that may help you secure a lower rental rate in Vancouver: Open up your search area. Include broader geography and loosen other requirements too (for example, 1.5 vs. 2 bathrooms, shared vs. private laundry etc.). If you are on a strict budget, you will have to compromise in some areas. ...

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Pouring Over the Best Pourover Coffee in Vancouver

The pourover trend continues unabated begging the question, when does a trend stop being a trend and instead a welcome and permanent addition to  Vancouver's coffee culture?  Given the recent explosion of pour over options in copious cafes, all indicators are, that time is now. As significant as the introduction of good espresso-based coffee has been to Vancouver, I believe Canadians, and North Americans in general, still pine for a 'longer' ...

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Renter Beware – Know Your Rights As A Tenant

In a tight rental market, renters must be informed and astute as landlords often hold the balance of power in the negotiation process. If you haven’t had much experience as a tenant, it’s important to know your rights before throughout the entire rental process, from signing the lease, during the tenancy, and at the end of a tenancy. Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant Signing a Lease ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs - Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life. Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the city's top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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Pet Proof Your Pad – Stylishly

Truth be told, your furry family member can pose a serious challenge to your design sensibilities. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are 5 easy ways to pet proof your pad - stylishly. . 1. Splurge on a pet bed Poke around the internet, Etsy for example, to find interesting, beautifully designed pet beds that won’t detract from your home’s design aesthetic. Also check out Be One Breed and furrplay.com for some ...

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Picture Perfect – 10 Tips for Photographing your Rental Property

Listings with better photos receive about 3 times more inquiries on the liv.rent platform. To attract the right tenants and to bring in more than one applicant, you need to present your property in the best possible way. This means taking beautiful photos of your rental property. If you don’t have the budget or time to hire a professional photographer, here are 10 tips to follow to help you photograph your ...

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Jammin’ Ramen – Vancouver’s Best Ramen

What makes good ramen? For the uninitiated, a bowl of noodles is a bowl of noodles. To the connoisseur, however, truly good ramen noodles are made with love, made daily (even hourly), with simple ingredients - wheat flour, salt, water, and ‘kansui’ (alkaline water).  They are then immersed in a rich and tasty broth, carefully prepared and simmered for at least a day, and topped with a soft-boiled egg, pork ...

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