Archive | December, 2010

19 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

How much rent can I afford?

When you are looking for a place to rent in Canada, you don’t want to pay more than 30% of your gross income on rent and other shelter expenses.  This is backed by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, they suggest that “as a general rule your monthly shelter expenses – including rent, electricity, heat, water […]

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12 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Affordable Vancouver Rentals

If you are looking for Vancouver apartment rentals or a place to rent in downtown Vancouver, you’ll be glad to read this article. Bosa-backed BlueSky Properties became the first to use Vancouver’s Short Term Incentives for Rental housing program or STIR to build a much needed rental housing building built at 1142 Granville Street. This […]

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05 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Winnipeg renting and neighbourhoods

Looking at data from CMHC,  2011 vacancy rate is going to remain very low for rentals in Winnipeg. Relative to other cities in Canada, Winnipeg has one of the lowest rental vacancy rates at 1.2%. This is largely due to the net migration to Winnipeg and the low availability of rental units in Winnipeg. The […]

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