Neighbourhoods

[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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[Updated November 2021] What Can $1800 In Rent Get You In Metro Vancouver?

Vancouver Rental Market 2021 The Vancouver rental market has mostly recovered from its mid-pandemic lows, reaching new yearly highs this November after months of steadily climbing. In fact, the average rent for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit is up over 6.6% from this time last year. This may seem intimidating for renters, but we're here to tell you that there are still plenty of options for more budget-minded tenants. Average rent in Vancouver Where ...

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liv.rent's neighbourhood guide to New Westminster

[Updated March 2022] Neighbourhood Guide: New Westminster

New Westminster was founded in 1858 as the original capital city of B.C. by a group of British military engineers called the Sappers, who set up camp where the majestic Fraser River splits north and south. Today, the vibrant city is a destination for foodies and history aficionados alike thanks to its famed brewery district and a scenic waterfront – not to mention its thriving rental scene. In this post, ...

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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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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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pet friendly neighbourhoods in metro vancouver via liv rent

The Top 8 Pet Friendly Neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver was recently ranked the 4th most pet-friendly city in Canada according to Canadian Dogs, but where exactly are the most pet-friendly neighbourhoods in the city? There are a few things that renters should consider when choosing a neighbourhood in order to keep their pets healthy and happy. Living in areas where there are lots of green spaces and trails is optimal and the less car traffic, the better. For ...

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[Updated September 2022] The best off-campus housing at every SFU campus

Metro Vancouver's Simon Fraser University, or SFU for short, has four campuses — Burnaby, Great Northern Way, Surrey, and Vancouver. Which of these campuses you attend will depend on your program or area of study, and this guide will help you find housing no matter where your classes take you. We’re liv.rent, Canada's safest all-in-one rental platform, and we've created this guide for anyone studying at SFU looking for secure ...

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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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