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Sarah Anderson, B.A.

Creative Content Writer at

A former journalist and long-time real estate writer, Sarah is's in-house Creative Content Writer. Responsible for updating the entire community on the latest news, updates, and features, she also enjoys writing articles that assist Canadians and newcomers in navigating the local rental landscape. Her favourite kinds of stories to write are the monthly reports for Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal because she loves to stay up to date on the latest rental market trends. She lives in Vancouver, BC and enjoys living in the Fairview neighbourhood.

Expertise: Real Estate Journalist, Expert


  • Former journalist
  • Writing in and about the real estate industry since 2015
  • Expert in educating the public on the platform

Recent Articles

Average rental rates in Montreal for September 2021.

September 2021 Montreal Rent Report

The overall rental average in September mirrors what we saw in July at $1,218. The price difference between furnished and unfurnished units is $138 on average. All Montreal neighbourhoods average more than $1,000 per month in rent for a one-bedroom. As we move towards autumn and into September, the cost of rent in Montreal is shifting. Rental averages in the city are acting like a yo-yo right now, slipping and surging from ...

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Toronto rent report for september 2021

September 2021 Toronto Rent Report

Unfurnished one-bedroom rent in Brampton went up 10.10% from August to September. On average, rent in Downtown Toronto is $3.12 per square foot. Average rent for furnished vs unfurnished units in Toronto is just a difference of $38. September rental rates are slightly swinging upwards this month. After a lazy summer of not much change, a small upward trend is now emerging. However, if we wind back the clock, we'll see that ...

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September 2021 Vancouver Rent Report

September 2021 Vancouver Rent Report

Rent for unfurnished one-bedrooms in Downtown Vancouver went up 12.31%. Young renters (Under 25) now make up's biggest demographic Furnished rent is cheaper than unfurnished rent on average in some Metro Vancouver areas. After a summer where rental rates were simmering around the same level for months, September has arrived and rents are going up again. In demand are the one-bedroom units in Downtown Vancouver, but we've seen areas where rental ...

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Landlords use to streamline their rental process.

56 Questions Every Landlord Should Ask Applicants Before They Sign A Lease

Once you've taken the photos and written up your rental listing, everything should be good to go, right? Well, the most important part of your rental journey as a landlord is about to begin: the tenant screening process. Without a robust system in place, you could be leaving the door open to difficulties down the road. But what do you ask potential tenants to find out if they're a good ...

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For rent near U of T in Downtown Toronto

Apartments For Rent Near U of T In Downtown Toronto

Whether you're a student looking for some great off-campus housing options or you just want to live in the vibrant downtown area near the university, has some incredible listings for rent right now that you will want to see. Start searching places for rent in Toronto on the platform for free with no sign-up now. Then, when you find a place you love, join us on to apply ...

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guide for first time renters

[Updated November 2021] Renting 101: Our Top Tips For First Time Renters

Hi there! We're and we make renting easier for everyone. If you're a first-time renter, then check out this infographic we made just for you — it'll help you navigate the rental market like an expert. And if you're ready to join us on, then you can start your journey off on the right foot! Step 1: Searching for rentals Step 2: How to prepare for an apartment viewing Step 3: ...

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W2Living apartment rentals in Vancouver's Olympic Village

The Best Place To Rent In Olympic Village Is Here

This August, the best place to rent an apartment in Olympic Village opened its doors for applicants and can get you to the front of the line. At a prime location on Wylie Street just of West 2nd Avenue, W2 Living has move-in ready studios, one, two, and three-bedroom rentals. The modern suites are steps from the False Creek seawall and share a rooftop terrace with a community garden, ...

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Montreal rent report for August 2021

August 2021 Montreal Rent Report

Rent is hovering around the $1,200 mark for an unfurnished one-bedroom. Montreal's most expensive and most affordable neighbourhoods have a $508 price difference for an unfurnished one-bedroom. Unfurnished rent in the city showed slight recovery. Rental averages in Montreal have been experiencing the smallest of changes, with rent this summer in the city simmering around the same levels we saw earlier this spring. For August, using both data from our own platform ...

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Toronto August rent report 2021

August 2021 Toronto Rent Report

Unfurnished rent in Vaughan & Vaughan-Richmond Hill increased more than faster than other GTA areas. Overall rent is simmering just below $1,700 per month for an unfurnished one-bedroom. Toronto is still cheaper than Vancouver for unfurnished one-bedrooms but the gap got smaller. As August rolls around to Toronto, is continuing to report on the Summer Simmer, a rental trend we're tracking right now. Each month, we share our data on the ...

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Vancouver rent report for August 2021

August 2021 Vancouver Rent Report

The price difference between furnished & unfurnished rentals is growing West Vancouver for unfurnished units went up an unusual 9.65% Average rent for an unfurnished one-bedroom has been simmering near $1,700 for months It's already August and here at we've noticed rental prices in the city have been simmering all summer. Each month, our reports share key rental market data to support our community of landlords and tenants. We gathered this ...

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