Kristina Ikavalko

Vancouver Condo for Rent Miro 1001 Richards Street

FEATURED LISTING: One Bed Apartment in Miro – Central to Everything

Whether you want to catch a show at the Commodore or catch Sunday brunch at Cafe Medina, you are just steps away living at the Miro. This beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath is smartly designed and features hardwood floors, over-sized windows, stainless steel appliances, and a balcony. In addition to an assigned parking spot and bike room, building amenities include a fitness center, a party room, rooftop patio, and pool ...

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Tips for Renegotiating Your Lease

Tips for Renegotiating Your Lease

As we celebrate the new year, many of you may be about to renegotiate a lease imminently or, at least, sometime in the coming year. This is a daunting exercise for many but it doesn't have to be if you prepare and develop a strategy. Chances are your landlord will take the opportunity to raise the rent by the allowable amount (2.5% in BC). However, if you present your case ...

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Apartment for Rent Seawalk North 1625 Hornby Street Vancouver

FEATURED LISTING: Run out your door and around the seawall

Located at the foot of Hornby St., this beautifully appointed, furnished, 1 bedroom and 1 bath apartment delivers the best of Vancouver. Step out your front door and go for a run or walk along the seawall or hop on an Aquabus to pick up some groceries from Granville Island. Sip an aperitivo on your landscaped, private patio while enjoying the sunshine (or sunset). The kitchen has beautiful, flat modern ...

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Modern Apartment Living Room

New Year, New Home

Every year we make resolutions for ourselves vowing to get fitter, save more, learn Italian etc. but what about the spaces we live in? What about setting some New Year’s goals for our homes? After all, they offer us respite from the outside world and are worth our attention. Here are some easy ways to ensure you can live your best life in your very best home! Simplify So often new year’s ...

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Vancouver House Market

Should you sell your rental property?

FEATURE: PHOTO BRENO ASSIS   Who doesn’t appreciate the passive income a rental property provides? Every month, like clockwork, you receive a payment from your tenant. It can serve you very well right through retirement. However, there are a number of other considerations that may encourage you to sell your rental property. We’ve provided a list of some key reasons to weigh up if you should sell, or continue to rent. Are ...

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Bayshore Gardens Vancouver

FEATURED LISTING: 2 Bedroom Unit at Bayshore Gardens

This bright and spacious, 2 bedroom corner unit in the exclusive Bayshore Gardens offers spectacular views of Stanley Park, the marina and the North Shore Mountains. Over 1,000 sq feet of luxury living awaits -- laminate floors throughout, a gas fireplace,  stainless steel fridge, gas range, and a bright solarium.  Enjoy building amenities, including a 24-hour concierge and gym plus one parking stall and storage locker.  Just steps from the ...

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Bidwell Apartment Building Vancouver

DEAL OF THE WEEK: Bidwell Studio Near Davie Street

Imagine English Bay and Stanley Park as your everyday playgrounds. That would be the case living in this renovated contemporary studio apartment at the crossroads of Davie and Bidwell, one block from the water's edge. This open, modern unit has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, modern cabinetry and the added bonus of a deck with partial ocean views. Located in the highly desirable West End, you will love living in ...

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Modern Kitchen

How to Increase the Rental Value of Your Investment

The most effective way to generate the best return on your investment property is by increasing the rental value of your property especially in competitive rental markets like Vancouver's. Deciding where best to spend your pennies, however, is always a challenge. The fact is that certain renovations are more likely to reap better rewards than others. Here we’ve outlined 5 ways to potentially boost the rental value of your investment. Of ...

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Kitsilano Beach Home for Rent 3233 W 3rd Vancouver

FEATURED LISTING: North of 4th Luxury Living

Three blocks from the Kitsilano beach, this beautiful 3-level, 2 bedroom property features a detached studio, mountain views from the top floor and beautiful detailing throughout. The gourmet kitchen boasts Fisher Paykel appliances, quartz countertops and banquette seating. It flows easily into a spacious living room with gas fireplace. Eclipse doors open to a balcony creating an extended indoor/outdoor space perfect for barbecues and summer entertaining. A small, low maintenance ...

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For Rent Sign Outside House

Deposit Debrief – Your Questions on Security Deposits Answered

Unsure about handing extra money over to your new landlord?  Here we've outlined the basics with respect to security and pet deposits in the province of British Columbia. These rules are sometimes revised so the ultimate source should always be the Residential Tenancy Branch. Security Deposit A security deposit often called a damage deposit is paid to the landlord before a tenancy begins and protects the landlord from unforeseen damage caused by a ...

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