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The 8 best neighbourhoods for families in Vancouver

Vancouver is one of those cities that truly has something for everyone. Between the city's mild temperatures, breathtaking natural setting, and urban convenience, it's no wonder the city has such an active rental market. These factors are also what makes the city such a great place for families. Combined with excellent schools across the city and quiet, tree-lined streets just outside of a busy downtown core, Vancouver is truly the ...

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the 8 best neighbourhoods for families in Toronto via liv.rent

The 8 best neighbourhoods for families in Toronto

Toronto is more known for its towering skyscrapers and status as Canada's financial de facto financial capital, but don't less this fool you – the city has plenty of neighbourhoods that are excellent places for families, many of which are just outside the downtown core. In fact, Toronto has elementary and secondary schools practically everywhere across the city's massive geographic area, not to mention some of the country's most prestigious ...

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liv.rent's complete guide to the questions renters should ask landlords throughout the rental process

56 Questions Renters Should Ask Landlords Before Signing A Lease

Many renters seem to think that landlords are the only ones who can ask questions during the application and rental process, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Not only is it your right as a tenant to be properly informed about the property you may be renting, but it's also your duty to clarify any uncertainties you may have to ensure you're entering your new rental arrangement fully ...

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off campus housing for McMaster University students via liv rent

The Best Off-Campus Housing For McMaster University Students

Each fall, thousands of new students flock to Hamilton, Ontario to attend McMaster University – one of Canada's most prominent public research universities. While many first-year students opt to live in residence on the university campus, many students, especially those in their upper years of study, seek housing off-campus at McMaster University. In this guide, we'll be covering how to find your perfect off-campus rental home, which neighbourhoods McMaster students ...

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rental vacancy rates in the city of toronto for 2021

Rental Vacancy Rates In The City Of Toronto

The latest data from the Canadian Mortage and Housing Corporation is in, and there's plenty for both renters and landlords to be aware of concerning 2021's rental vacancy rates in Toronto. Here, liv.rent will be looking at vacancy rates across the City of Toronto and beyond, contextualizing this year's numbers in terms of how they compare across Canada, as well as to Vancouver specifically. What is Toronto's rental vacancy rate? Vacancy rates ...

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the best property management software and tools in canada via liv rent

The 12 Best Property Management Software In Canada

More so now than ever before, property managers in Canada rely on property management software to assist with just about every part of their business. As technology continues to improve, so do the number of functions property managers can perform digitally, and the possibilities for automation have become near endless. No longer do property managers need to spend countless hours manually screening tenants, cross-posting listings, and other administrative and organizational ...

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property taxes in Ontario – a homeowner's guide on liv rent

Homeowner’s Guide To Ontario Taxes: Property Tax, Land Transfer Tax & More

Homeowners and landlords in Ontario have a lot to think about during tax season. There are a number of taxes related to the sale, purchase and holding of property in the province, as well as federal and municipal taxes on top of these. To help you make sense of all the different taxes for homeowners in Ontario, liv.rent has compiled a guide to each, including property tax, land transfer tax, ...

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5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

A vacant rental property is every landlord and property manager's worst nightmare. When your unit is empty, you're not generating any revenue on it and yet you'll still have to cover expenses – not to mention all the potential risks that come with an empty home. Of course, avoiding vacancies entirely is your best course of action, but this isn't always possible. Today, liv.rent will be walking you through five ...

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guide to ontario tenancy forms via liv rent

Your Guide To Ontario Tenancy Forms

Both landlords and renters in Ontario should familiarize themselves with the province's many different tenancy forms, particularly some of the more common ones you're likely to encounter. Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Board is your go-to resource for all things rental-related, and the province has created standardized documents laying out guidelines for pretty much any situation you can imagine. While this is extremely helpful for landlords and tenants, it can also ...

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Data Privacy And Renting: How To Protect Your Information

Information privacy is a hot-button issue that's taken centre stage in this new age of digitalization we find ourselves in. Despite efforts to regulate data privacy, 67% of Canadians still feel as though they have no control over their data privacy. This is especially significant in the rental industry, where both landlords and tenants typically need to provide personal details about their identity and income, among other things. That's why ...

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