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Property Manager Spotlight – Soul Homes

User Spotlight Series Our Spotlight Series highlights the experiences of Metro Vancouver property managers and tenants. Each post explores their property management approach and challenges and, more specifically, how they are using and benefitting from the liv.rent platform. Soul Homes Soul Homes is a Vancouver-based full service property management company active in the Lower Mainland. Soul Homes founders, the Toosi brothers, learned the value of good tenants and property management the hard way, by ...

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Introducing Search by Map

We heard you loud and clear in 2019 and we are happy to kick off 2020 with the addition of our search by map feature! Searching for apartments for rent is now easier with our map and list view, especially if you are new to Vancouver and aren't familiar with the different neighbourhoods. See below for an overview of how to navigate our latest feature. Key differences - App vs. Website Now ...

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How Does Rent Work in Canada? A Provincial Comparison

Feature photo by Jorge Vasonez from Unsplash Renting in Canada Finding and securing a rental in Canada’s biggest cities is always a challenge. And if you are moving from one province to another, it can be even more confusing as the laws governing residential tenancy vary from province to province and even from year to year as civic and provincial governments change. So how does rent work in Canada? Below we provide ...

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Feature Update: Organizing your Photos

Not only are we committed to protecting the safety and integrity of our trusted rental community, we are also always looking for ways to improve our platform by enhancing usability, performance and features. We've been listening to our users and have responded with some key changes to our photo management functionality that make it easier for landlords to present their properties in the most attractive way. Organize Photos Easily How to ...

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Renter Spotlight: Felipe & Lais From Brazil

Renter Spotlight Felipe and Lais are a Brazilian couple who have recently moved to Vancouver. Lais is studying and Felipe is looking for employment. They secured a place to live in Gastown before moving here thanks to their relocation company, Easy Dream, and the liv.rent app, recommended by Easy Dream. Other than high rental prices, what are some of the biggest frustrations renters face in Vancouver? As an immigrant, it was hard to ...

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Vancouver or Toronto: A Cost of Living Comparison

Vancouver vs. Toronto Cost of Living Vancouver and Toronto are more than 4,000 km apart but share the dubious honour of being the two most expensive cities in Canada. Despite this, they are highly desirable places to live, scoring high on all international standard of living indices. They are clean, safe and secure, and offer newcomers vibrant, multi-cultural communities willing to embrace immigrants. Toronto is the business capital of Canada ...

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Ending a Tenancy on liv.rent

Ending a Tenancy on liv.rent As a landlord, many months might go by without any contact with your tenant and usually this is a good thing. However, once or twice a year, depending on lease terms, you will need to reach out to your tenant to discuss the terms of the tenancy as the lease contract nears its end.  In less common instances, you may want to end a tenancy early ...

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Property Manager Spotlight – W Brothers

W Brothers Real Estate W Brothers is a Vancouver-based property management company providing professional property evaluation, tenant selection and property management services since 2013. W Brothers is currently managing over $300 million worth of real estate and have rented more than 500 luxury homes in the Metro Vancouver Area since their inception. They recently started using liv.rent exclusively to help manage properties and are excited by the simplicity and functionality available in ...

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Renter Spotlight: Volleyball Canada

User Spotlight Series Welcome back to our Spotlight Series highlighting the experiences of some Metro Vancouver property managers and tenants. Each post will explore their approach to property management or to finding a rental property, the challenges and, more specifically, how they are using and benefiting from the liv.rent platform. Renter Profile: The Canadian Women's Volleyball Team trained at the Richmond Oval this past year. Team members needed to be housed in accommodation ...

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The Liv Score™: Updated

The Updated Liv Score™ The Liv Score™ is an intelligent rating system designed to establish a renter's reliability and credibility when applying for places on the liv.rent platform. For renters, it's an part of the Renter Resume to help rental applications stand out among other renters. For landlords, it is a crucial tool used to screen tenants efficiently. Using AI and a powerful algorithm that corroborates submitted tenant information, the Liv ...

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