WIN $400 Toward Your Next Rent Payment

All you need to do is download liv.rent to your phone! Available for both iPhone and Android, this new, all-in-one mobile application re-imagines renting in Vancouver – making it simple, safe and convenient. liv.rent securely digitizes every step of the process, including rent payment, alleviating all of the hassles and headaches associated with finding a home. Just let liv.rent change the way you find your next rental and you can win $400 ...

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Did You Know your Moving Expenses are Tax Deductible?

A little known fact in Canada is that many moving expenses are tax deductible and can boost your return - so keep all your moving related receipts!   Here is a list of moving-related expenses that you can submit to CRA at tax time to help recoup some of the costs associated with your move: Travelling expenses, including car expenses for you and your family; Meals and accommodations on the way ...

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FEATURE LISTING: Best of Burnaby

Located steps away from Burnaby's bucolic Deer Lake Park, this 3 bedroom, 1/2 duplex is perfect for couples or families.  A spacious, functional layout, this home boasts high ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 2 and a half bathrooms and ample storage. On a corner lot, enjoy a southwest facing yard, and easy access to all the amenities in and around Metrotown including transit, grocery stores (Superstore,  T&T Supermarket etc.) and Bonsor Recreation Complex. ...

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The simple premise – to improve the rental process - inspired the creation of liv.rent – an end-to-end mobile app that  makes renting simple and safe for renters and landlords.  By securely digitizing every step of the process, including rent payment, liv.rent alleviates all of the typical hassles and headaches associated with finding a home or renting out a property in Vancouver. DAILY HIVE CONTEST To celebrate the launch of liv.rent - The Daily ...

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So you’ve made the fortuitous decision to invest in real estate and now you want the revenue stream to begin raining down on you. But are you ready? Below we provide a list of items to help prepare you to be an effective and fair first-time landlord! NB- We are assuming your building allows rentals so you are not breaking any strata laws in listing your place. Here's a list a new ...

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8 Tips to Save on Rent

Is it possible to save on rent in Vancouver? Living in cities, like Vancouver, where vacancy rates are low, here are some tips that may help you secure a lower rental rate: Open up your search area to include a broader geography and loosen other requirements too (i.e. 1.5 vs. 2 bathrooms, shared vs. private laundry etc.). If you are on a strict budget, you will have to compromise in some ...

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Here's a quick list of rights you have as a tenant In a tight rental market, renters must be informed and astute as landlords often hold the balance of power in the negotiation process. If you haven’t had much experience as a tenant, it’s important to know your rights before signing a lease agreement! Signing a Lease If you can't provide adequate references, it is reasonable for a landlord to request recent pay stubs, ...

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Neighborhood Guide: Yaletown

LOWDOWN For all the party people in the house - well, at least those with well-paying jobs -  Yaletown should be high on your list for living your best life.  Railway loading docks, that hearken back to the 19th century, have been transformed into some of the cities top restaurants, bars and nightclubs, not to mention ground zero for all your waxing and cosmetic dentistry needs. Former warehouses along Nelson and ...

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Picture Perfect – 10 Tips for Photographing your Rental Property

To attract the right tenants and to attract more than one applicant, you need to present your property in the best possible way. This means taking beautiful photos of your rental property.  If you don’t have the budget or time to hire a professional photographer, here are 10 tips to follow that will help ensure your photos help, not hinder, your ability to rent your place. . 1. Clean up and declutter. ...

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LOWDOWN   A relatively new neighborhood, Coal Harbour’s high rises sprung up in the ‘90s and offer luxury accommodations with grand, waterfront views.  Easy access to Stanley Park and Harbour Green Park make up for the forest of concrete towers.  Tourist presence is high as Coal Harbour is bookended by 2 luxury Fairmont Properties (Pacific Rim and Waterfront) as well as the Pan Pacific to the East and the iconic Westin Bayshore ...

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