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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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Moving to Canada to the US? Here's everything you need to know about moving in one guide.

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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TaxBack™’s Guide to Working from Home – Tax Expenses

liv.rent welcomes partner, TaxBack™, to our blog to provide tax-related tips and information to our readers - landlords and tenants alike. TaxBack's™ first post appropriately focuses on the tax benefits available to those working from home. This is a timely topic given that by mid-April, the COVID-19 pandemic had 3.3 million Canadians move out of their regular offices and workplaces to work from home. Though June saw that number decrease ...

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Renting During COVID-19: Finding a Roommate

The COVID-19 situation is fluid, evolving daily and pushing us to make adjustments in our lives as we prepare for the next phase of re-opening and adapting to new lifestyles. Many are rethinking their living situations, and that can often mean finding a new roommate to share your home. In terms of student housing in particular, many uncertainties remain; as quarantine began, some students left empty rooms behind to return home ...

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Tips for Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the B.C. Health Authority’s loosening of some COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, it is definitely not business as usual for most business sectors in the province including the real estate and rental markets. For the foreseeable future, finding a place to rent will be a very different exercise than it was a few months ago. Thankfully, in terms of payments, many provinces, alongside our federal government are offering some relief to ...

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Roommate Living – Keeping it Real feat. Happy Roommates

The rental reality for many people – young and old – is that roommates are necessary to pay the rent.  To help outline the pros and cons of shared accommodation and to provide some helpful tips, we've collaborated with a new company called Happy Roommates, dedicated to finding the right, shared accommodation for their clients.   Pros of Roommates 1. Save on rent and utilities. Rent and bills will be split, reducing monthly ...

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Renter Spotlight: Laura Valenzuela from Brazil

Renter Spotlight Laura Valenzuela and her husband are a Brazilian couple who have recently relocated to Canada. Laura is working downtown while her husband attends Langara College. They secured the rental of an unfurnished suite in Marpole's W1 complex while still living in Brazil. The Marpole location, located right by the Canada Line, is convenient for both of them; Laura is downtown in 20 minutes and her husband can get to ...

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