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[2020] Renting In Canada – What $1800 Gets you Across Canada

Rental Markets in Canada What's it like renting in Canada? Rental supply is tight across Canada with vacancy rates hovering around 1% in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. This lack of housing supply is compounded by the fact that there has been no significant purpose-built rental housing construction in our biggest cities since the 1970s. However, change is afoot. Quick Overview What is Purpose-Built Rental Housing? History of Purpose-Built Rental Housing 2020 Outlook - The Rise ...

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What can $1800 in rent get you in Metro Vancouver?

Vancouver Rental Market 2020 2019 saw Metro Vancouver's homeownership market slow down significantly for the first time in years with accompanying decreases in property values. This slow down was not reflected in the rental market which saw vacancy rates of 1% and some of the highest rental rates in the country. Despite these discouraging figures, strong construction activity and newly built rental housing (thanks to incentives for builders) offer some hope ...

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Brewery District – New Westminster

What is old is new again – this holds particularly true for New Westminster’s Brewery District neighbourhood. More than 150 years ago, a group of British military engineers called Sappers set up camp where the majestic Fraser River splits north and south to survey land that would briefly become the capital of British Columbia.  Though New Westminster lost the provincial government to Victoria by 1862, the area had quickly become home to ...

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Back To School Stress: Last Minute Rentals For Students

So school is starting in a couple of weeks and your perfect roommate is not so perfect anymore, or has decided to live at home, or that spot in res you were counting on has fallen through. The panic sets in. Where will you live?  Liv.rent has some suggestions for all of you who are on the brink of student homelessness. UBC Student Listings: On Campus (Wesbrook Village) 2 bed, 2 bath ...

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Neighbourhood Guide: North Vancouver

North Vancouver is not only one of the most scenic areas of Vancouver, it is also one of the safest and cleanest. With its proximity to mountains, forests, beaches and the Sea-to-Sky highway to Whistler, it is perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle or simply, a love of the outdoors. In addition, access downtown is easy over the picturesque Lions Gate Bridge or the Iron Worker’s Memorial Bridge while ...

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Choosing the Right City For You

The Lower Mainland is blessed with spectacular city options that range from the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver, to the quieter more bucolic suburbs of the North Shore. Together with Vantastic VA, a one-stop relocation service helping people relocate to Vancouver from all over the world, we've compiled some key insights and observations to help you decide which city in the Greater Vancouver Area is right for you. We've ...

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Nearby Nosh at SFU – Best Places to Eat

As back to school nerves set in, Craigslist furniture shopping frustrates and course selection overwhelms, cooking your own meals is the last thing you want to worry about. Let us help you find the best food near SFU. Though a few can be found on the Burnaby mountain SFU campus, most are located nearby, off campus. Here are 5 of our top picks when it comes to good food near ...

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Top 5 Dog Friendly Neighbourhoods in Vancouver

Vancouver was ranked the 6th most dog-friendly city in North America, according to Technobark. But where exactly are the dog friendly neighbourhoods in Vancouver? There are a few things that you should consider when choosing a neighbourhood to keep your pet healthy and happy. Living in areas where there are lots of green space and trails is optimal and the less car traffic, the better. Below, we have compiled our ...

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Marine and Cambie Hub Aerial View

Neighbourhood Guide: Marine and Cambie Hub

Part of South Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood town centre, the W1 towers, located conveniently at the Marine and Cambie hub, offer both furnished and unfurnished 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options to the public. These beautiful apartments are part of the successful transformation of the Cambie Corridor. This planned community has everything you need. Enjoy world-class amenities, stunning city-mountain views, and shopping and entertainment at your doorstep. Here are some neighbourhood highlights: Easy Transportation The vibrant, safe ...

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