Rental Resources

Best Housing Off-Campus for SFU Students

There comes a time when life beyond campus calls. Typically, it is sophomore year. You've turned 19 and life off campus needs to be explored! As exciting as this time is, it can also be daunting. Saying good bye to tired res food is one thing, but fending for your own meals, finding and furnishing an apartment is quite another. The first decision to be made, is where to live. Below ...

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Vancouver Apartment Rental Stats April 2019

Vancouver Rentals – April 2019 Stats

This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Vancouver based on April's figures. Renter Statistics In April 2019, again more women were actively seeking a rental property than men – 55% and 45 respectively, as was the case in March. And the large majority of rental seekers – 44% – fall into the 25-34 year old category. Pet Friendly Vancouver Rentals Finding accommodation when you have a ...

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Tip for Renovating your Rental Property

Inside Scoop: Renovating your Rental Property – Tips from Enzo Design Build

Vancouver's Enzo Design Build is a one-stop renovation, interior design, staging and construction management services company renowned for its quality, diverse skills and exemplary customer service. We took the time to talk to owner and head Project Manager, Meysam Pourkaram, for his insights and advice on renovations, specifically, what you need to know before embarking on a renovation project. Why should you renovate your rental property? 1. More Rental Revenue & Better ...

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Moving to Vancouver BC

Inside Scoop: Setting Up Your New Life in Vancouver

Vancouver's Vantastic VA is a one-stop relocation service helping people relocate to Vancouver from all over the world. We collaborated with Vantastic to share some key insights, tips and tricks to help newcomers establish themselves in our fair city. This post deals with the logistics of moving to Vancouver. The Paperwork If moving from outside Canada, the first thing you need to do is get a SIN card. This allows you ...

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Roommates – Not Just for Students Anymore    

As housing prices in Canada’s biggest cities continue to rise and availability of suitable options is limited, more and more people are considering alternative living arrangements. Once roommates were the domain of skint college students but this is not the new reality. Many are considering the value of sharing a living space - or co-living- and not just singletons. Couples and even families realize there are advantages beyond the obvious ...

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Inside Scoop: How to Boost Your Rental Revenue with Enzo Design Build

Vancouver's Enzo Design Build is a one-stop renovation, interior design, staging and construction management services company renowned for its quality, diverse skills and exemplary customer service. We took the time to talk to owner and head Project Manager, Meysam Pourkaram, and ask, based on his extensive experience, which renovations are most likely to boost rental revenue. If you could only renovate a kitchen or a bathroom, which would you choose? First I'd ...

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Inside Scoop – Interview with Helena Black Staging & Design

Helena Black has been staging homes for numerous realtors for over 9 years.  She has worked with every imaginable type of property - big, small, cluttered, empty etc. She has kindly agreed to collaborate with liv.rent and share some quick and easy DIY tips for getting a place ready for sale or rent.  Anyone with a rental property realizes the value in sprucing up a property. It attracts better renters ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – March Snapshot

SOURCE: MARCH 2019 STATISTICS - LIV.RENT AND VARIOUS ONLINE SOURCES     This month, we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Vancouver. Who is renting? In March 2019, more women are actively seeking a rental property than men - 56% and 44% respectively, a switch since February. And the large majority of rental seekers - 45% - fall into the 25-34 year old category. Accommodating Pets Finding accommodation when you ...

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How to Use Social Media to Market Your Rental

Unlike realtors who have to market properties all the time, property managers may go months or even years between property vacancies. However, given that most renters are only obligated to give one month's notice before moving on, you will have to act quickly to ensure your property is rented as soon as possible and cash flow isn't interrupted. In addition to home listing sites, you need to employ a focused ...

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ways to beautify your bathroom

From Drab to Fab – 5 Ways to Design Your Bathroom

Some parts of renting suck - particularly the fact that you can't paint or renovate to suit your taste. However, there are other ways to personalize your space. Bathrooms are important and frequently visited rooms - OBVIOUSLY - but they are also often in need of some TLC.  Thankfully, these small spaces can be transformed quickly, easily and cost-effectively.   Here are 5 easy ways to Beautify Your Rental Bathroom    1. Replace the ...

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