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Gather Coliving Jonathan Chawla

Ask An Expert: Gather Coliving’s Jonathan Chawla On Building Community & Eliminating Vacancy Costs

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. He’s an expert in creating affordable, convenient, and communal renting experiences for people in their 20s while helping landlords of four or more bedroom homes to eliminate their vacancy and turnover costs with his company. Let’s learn more about coliving and how Jonathan’s company uses liv.rent to help ...

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Toronto renters can save money with these tips.

[Updated November 2021] 10 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.

[Updated November 2021] How To Negotiate Rent: 6 Simple Steps That Save Tenants Money

Discussing money with your landlord can be an uncomfortable conversation. 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 reduction? And, are tenants allowed to negotiate rent? In this article, we're going to answer all the pressing questions tenants have about this ...

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what are the cheapest neighbourhoods to rent in the greater toronto area via liv rent

[Updated December 2021] The Top 8 Cheapest Cities To Rent In The Greater Toronto Area

Toronto certainly isn't known for having the cheapest rent in Canada. In fact, before the market changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto was consistently the most expensive place to rent in the country. But how much is rent in Toronto exactly? We're going to look at rental averages across the main cities and municipalities of the Greater Toronto Area and show you where to find cheap rent ...

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

[Updated For 2022] 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 handy guide was originally created for the 2020 tax year, ...

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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. Real estate 101: an introduction How does WFH affect the real estate market? How can technology help real estate investors? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSMPvugasM8 Meet our in-house expert ...

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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

[Updated October 2021] 4 Easy Ways To Get More Out Of 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 in mind to maximize the ...

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