Rental Resources

Project Highlight: Kitchen, Bathroom Renovations with Enzo Design Build

Renovating your rental can be a big job, especially when you are not sure on where to start. Kitchens and bathrooms often offer the greatest "wow" factor for most prospective tenants, which is why we've collaborated with Enzo Design Build's, Meysam Pourkaram, to share some tips and tricks for renovating kitchens and bathrooms in a way that is contemporary, but not too costly. We have deconstructed one of Enzo's recent ...

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Top 5 Rental Areas For Students | International Student Housing

For international students, finding a place to live that is convenient and close to amenities is an absolute priority. Below, we’ve outlined the top 5 rental areas around the Lower Mainland that are international student friendly. Each international student housing area below highlights key features, average rental rates and sample listings of what you can expect. 5 Top Rental Areas for International Students: Vancouver Vancouver is widely considered to be one of the ...

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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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Toronto Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Renter Stats – Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on June’s figures.  Overall, renters saw some relief last month with many suburban neighbourhoods posting decreases in rental rates. Only Downtown and Vaughan/Richmond Hill saw an increase.  Below is a breakdown of the Toronto rental stats for June 2019. Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for an unfurnished one bedroom ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – June 2019 Snapshot

Let's dive into this month's rental stats for Vancouver by taking a closer look into average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on June 2019's figures. The most remarkable numbers this month point to an overall drop in rental rates across the Lower Mainland with Downtown Vancouver seeing a 6.42% drop and Surrey an almost 10% drop (9.82%). Vancouver Renter Demographics In June 2019, again, more women ...

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Best Smart Tech For Your Rental Home 2019

As sexy as the idea is, many of us are reluctant to invest in smart tech when we are renting.  However, there are many affordable and non-permanent ways you can adopt energy saving, lifestyle enhancing tech for your space that isn’t contingent upon ownership.  Here are some of our favourite ways to embrace smart tech for our homes: Personal Assistant – Say the Word, Make it Happen with Smart Tech First, consider ...

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Toronto Rental Stats – May 2019 Snapshot

Toronto Renter Stats - Trends This month we take a look at the state of the rental market in Greater Toronto based on May’s figures.  Overall, renters saw some relief last month with many neighbourhoods posting decreases in rental rates. Only Vaughan/Richmond Hill saw an increase - a sizeable one at that (8.3%). Below is a breakdown of the Toronto rental stats for May 2019. Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rentals The average rent for ...

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Vancouver Rental Stats – May 2019 Snapshot

We're back with another round of Vancouver rental stats. This month we take a look at the state of the rental market like average rent prices, renter demographics, and rent changes in Greater Vancouver based on May 2019's figures. Vancouver Renter Stats - Demographics In May 2019, again more women were actively seeking a rental property than men – 56% and 44% respectively, and the large majority of rental seekers – 45% ...

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The Empty Homes Tax & How To Avoid It For 2019

Empty Homes Tax and Speculation + Vacancy Tax - A Quick Summary After its first year of implementation, the Empty Homes Tax and Speculation + Vacancy Tax, instituted to target vacant properties, increase vacancy rates and create affordable housing, is estimated to generate $38 million dollars - $8 million more than originally projected. As this wasn't the original intent of the tax, the City is now considering a number of changes. As ...

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Perfect Perch – Easy Ways To Transform Your Balcony

Small space living is made a little better when you have some outdoor space. During warm summer eves, there is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work, opening the door to your balcony or patio, and decompressing outside. Consider it an extension of your home - deserving of your time, investment and creative touch. Here are some easy ways to transform your balcony into an inviting urban ...

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