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Rental incentives like free rent are becoming more popular in Vancouver and Toronto.

2021 Rental Incentives For Renters In Vancouver And Toronto

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but in Canadian cities like Vancouver and Toronto, there is such a thing as free rent. Today, when you're browsing apartment listings you might come across rental incentives almost never seen before. At the time of this article, it's been almost one year since the COVID-19 pandemic began and changed the way we rent. Now, with supply outpacing demand, it's a ...

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Top real estate investment trends in 2021.

2021 Top Real Estate Investment Trends

There's a reason why psychics and astrologers still have a job — everyone wants to know what the future holds. While we don't have a crystal ball, we do have unique insights into Canadian real estate investment trends for 2021 that will help future, budding, or current investors to thrive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSMPvugasM8 Meet our in-house expert Melany Roa. Her experiences at liv.rent helping landlords and tenants have given her exclusive insights into the ...

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How to have a good relationship with your landlord or tenant.

Finding The Perfect Match: Landlord-Tenant Relationships

Everyone’s searching for happily ever after. Whether you’re looking for a place to call home and a friendly landlord to go with it, or, you’re on the quest for an ideal tenant who’s respectful and reliable, there are some things you need to know ahead of your journey to your perfect match. So, how do you find a good landlord? How do you attract a trustworthy renter? It's almost like ...

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How do I maximize my rental property

4 Easy & Effective Ways To Maximize Your Rental Property Investment

Imagine hacking your investments and getting them to work harder while you work smarter. We’ve brought together our favourite ways to maximize investments and get the most out of your rental property. Whether you’re a budding landlord about to list your first-ever unit, a seasoned property manager with a big portfolio, or someone looking to purchase your first investment property, you’ll want to keep these tips handy.  Here are four easy and ...

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special hotel offers at westin bayshore and whistler sundial

New Year, New Outlook – Exclusive Hotel Offers for B.C.

In a year that has afforded few opportunities to celebrate, we encourage you to do so - quietly - with a special someone. Relish in a change of scenery and begin 2021 in luxurious surroundings. liv.rent has partnered with two of the West Coast's premier resort properties, Vancouver's Westin Bayshore and Whistler's Sundial Boutique Hotel, to offer you an exclusive selection of well-deserved mini-getaway hotel packages at special prices. Westin ...

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Rental scams are everywhere and it's important to protect yourself to save time and money.

VIDEO: How To Avoid Rental Scams

One thing that's as certain as death and taxes? Scammers. As long as they think they can get away with it, there will always be those misguided folks who are trying to scam people. In Canada, rental scams are on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic, too. It's important to know what to look for so you can avoid the financial and emotional stress that happens when you inadvertently become ...

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Virtual House Tours: Beginner’s Guide to Live Streaming

Once again the COVID-19 pandemic is requiring resilience and creativity on behalf of landlords and property managers. As new restrictions are imposed, and open houses and showings are discouraged, many property managers and landlords are turning to creative ways to show off their listed properties. We've created this beginner's guide to help you stay ahead of the game and drive engagement to your listings. Here are our tips, tricks and best ...

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2021 Definitive Guide: Moving to Canada from the US

For many Americans looking to relocate, Canada is one of the top choices. Not only do we share a border, we share many values and a similar standard of living; however, we differ in other ways, that make us an attractive destination. In this article, we explore the ins and outs of orchestrating a move to Canada from the U.S. - covering everything from healthcare and cost of living to ...

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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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