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Toronto renters can save money with these tips.

7 Smart Ways To Save On Rent In Toronto

Torontonians have known for a while now that their fair city costs a pretty penny to call home. And for those who want to find ways to save money on rent, they've had to be creative. While cutting back on your overall expenses will leave your bank account more able to weather the rent cheque getting cashed, how do you actually save on rent, specifically? We're looking at how to save money ...

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How to negotiate rent on an apartment.

How To Negotiate Rent: 6 Steps That Save Tenants Money

Money can still be an uncomfortable conversation for people to have. But it's important to make sure you're getting a fair deal, especially if you live in an urban centre and are spending more than 30% of your income on rent. So, how do you negotiate a rent decrease? And, are you allowed to negotiate rent? In this article, we're going to answer all the biggest questions tenants have about ...

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Where can you find the cheapest rent in Toronto?

[2021] Where Can You Find The Cheapest Toronto Rentals?

This city isn't known for being the cheapest rent in Canada. In fact, before the market changed after COVID-19, Toronto was consistently the most expensive place to rent in the country. But just because rent has been historically high doesn't mean that there aren't a few places to check for cheaper rent. We're going to look at how much it costs to rent in Toronto in 2021. Plus, we combed through the ...

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Rental market expert tips.

Ask An Expert: Klaus Rode On Toronto Rentals | Century 21

Welcome to "Ask An Expert" where liv.rent introduces you to the folks that know the ins and outs of the Canadian rental and real estate markets. In this "Ask An Expert," we're meeting Klaus Rode from Century 21. He's an expert in the Vancouver rental and real estate markets. He's also a property management professional who has expanded to working in Toronto rentals. Now, he brings a fresh perspective to the local ...

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The landlord's guide to property tax deductions is a helpful webinar live event for landlords at tax season.

VIDEO: Landlord’s Guide To Property Tax Deductions

It's tax time! And if you're a landlord, you might have a lot on your plate for the 2020 tax year. But don't worry — to help clear up tax confusion, liv.rent was joined by Meghan Chomut, an Investment Property Advisor and CFP® for a live liv.talk webinar that's a landlord's how-to guide to property tax deductions. This informational webinar goes over basic tax principles, COVID-19's effect on your taxes, ...

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How to get a bigger non-resident tax return in Canada.

Renter’s Guide To Getting A Bigger Tax Return with Taxback

Doing taxes can be hard enough, but add in the fact that you're a non-resident and there was a global pandemic last year and you have a whole host of new problems. To help clear up tax confusion, liv.rent was joined by Taxback for a live liv.talk webinar that's a renter's how-to guide to getting a bigger tax return. This webinar is perfect for non-residents who are filling their Canadian tax ...

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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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