FEATURE LISTING: Shangri-la La Land Two Bedroom Apartment

Enjoy luxury amenities, spectacular views, and gourmet kitchen in this beautiful, spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment on the 32nd floor of one of Vancouver's most desirable properties - the Shangri-la. The beautifully appointed, state of the art kitchen boasts granite countertops, and  stainless steel appliances as well as a generous island providing extra space for cooking and entertaining guests. The master bedroom fits a king size bed and ...

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Making it Work – Raising a Family in an Apartment

North Americans are accustomed to space. Most of them subscribe to the notion that apartment living is for singletons and couples and once they start a family, it is time to find a house. But this contrasts with most of the world where it is the norm to grow up in an apartment, in an urban setting.  In a city like New York, for example, almost everybody, rich or poor, lives ...

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FEATURED LISTING – La Dolce Vita

Live large in this spacious, 2 bedroom, sophisticated residence in the Merrick-designed, Georgie Award-winning, Dolce.  The open kitchen/living space is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen features oak veneer cabinetry, polished stone countertops, large stainless steel sinks, wall oven and gas cooktop. The living room is anchored by a gas fireplace for those cool winter eves and opens to a balcony for those warm summer ones. The bedrooms are light and airy ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Canucks, Concerts, City Living

Wait 'til the last minute before puck drop to cheer on the Canucks -- just one of the advantages of living in the Citadel. Located at the east end of Georgia St., near the Stadium skytrain station, you'll be steps from all the games and concerts happening in Vancouver. This well designed one bedroom, one bath + solarium unit is fully equipped with a contemporary kitchen, sleek cabinetry, immaculate bathroom and floor ...

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Should you allow pets in your rental?

Sure it's easy to say ‘no pets’ when listing your property for rent. But is it necessary?  Provided pets are allowed by your strata by-laws, you may be missing out on exceptionally good tenants by stipulating ‘no pets’.   Moreover, here in Vancouver, pet-friendly rentals are difficult to find so if you do allow them, you can likely exact a higher rental rate and a pet deposit. Be Open to Pets Rather than ...

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Furnished vs. Unfurnished Rental – A Landlord’s Perspective

Furnishing a rental property is a considerable expense. Should you spend the money or let your tenants furnish your unit?  Here are a few things to consider when making the decision. Benefits of Furnishing Your Property You can demand higher rent. A good furnished property rents for 25 to 75%  more than an unfurnished property. However, the higher the rent, the less likely the tenant is to stay long term. It ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Views for Days

Yaletown living doesn't get better than this! Never tire of unobstructed views from your grand, 33rd floor 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath suite in the luxurious Charleson. This spectacular 1436 sq ft residence features floor to ceiling windows,  a gourmet kitchen equipped with Wolf appliances, sub zero fridge and wine fridge, solid marble countertops and flat panel, contemporary cabinetry. The generously sized outdoor space is spacious and perfectly suited to summer entertaining. ...

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Rental

Besides the obvious – a front door, running water and electricity – there are some other things a prospective renter should look for. We’ve compiled a list of important considerations that are often overlooked: Storage This is so important and yet so often forgotten when you fall in love with a unit. Unless you have few hobbies and live the life of an ascetic monk, chances are you’ll need space to store ...

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FEATURED LISTING: Hipster Ground Zero

Enjoy some of the best restaurants & micro breweries Vancouver has to offer living in this funky, modern, furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit at Main & 2nd. With easy access to the seawall, Olympic Village and all that Main Street has to offer (check out our Main St. Neighbourhood Guide), this place is a gem! The kitchen features sleek cabinetry and fully integrated stainless steel appliances.  Tasteful furnishings and ...

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