We can all agree that moving is the WORST.CHORE.EVER.  However, like taxes, it is an unavoidable part of grown-up life. Here is a checklist and some tips and tricks to making it less painful. ✓ Read your current lease for specific instructions for vacating. Most landlords require one month’s notice in writing. Prepare a letter and deliver it in timely fashion or risk paying a penalty. ✓ Decide whether this will be ...

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What neighbourhood is right for you?  Your lifestyle, preferences and location requirements are all key to deciding where to live. Are you are looking for a strong sense of community? Do you want to walk to work or have easy access to the beach? Or, do you hate cooking and want to be near restaurants and bars? Let's be real though... it is pretty hard to make a 'wrong' choice.  After ...

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Neighbourhood Guide – Chinatown

LOWDOWN For the designer or tech worker looking for a historic neighbourhood with an artistic edge, Chinatown blends colorful Vancouver history with new, mid- and high-rise developments that appeal to dedicated urbanites seeking unique spaces.  Established in the late 1800's when CP Rail brought in thousands of workers from China to complete the railroad, this settlement flourished from a rough neighbourhood of (predominantly) male workers to a prosperous corner of the ...

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Renting For The First Time   There’s always a first for everything. And renting your first place can be a daunting task. We’ve outlined some tips to make the rental process for your next house or apartment, a little less intimidating and more successful.   Pre Search References. You will need to secure 3 references who might be willing to receive calls from prospective landlords. Given that you won’t have a previous landlord reference, reach out ...

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