Archive | October, 2011

27 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ways to score cheap rent in Toronto

These are hard times and, for most people, keeping a roof over one’s head is the single biggest monthly or weekly expense. If you live in a big city like Toronto, how do you keep your rent as low as possible? Firstly, select cheaper neighbourhoods when searching for your Toronto rental. You’ll have to balance […]

Continue Reading

25 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Is your landlord breaking the law in Ottawa?

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a city of more than 900,000 residents who have a great life.  With wonderful urban neighbourhoods, rural villages and dynamic suburban communities, Ottawa is also blessed with having one of Canada’s most highly educated and talented workforces. No wonder, then, that Ottawa rental properties attract much attention. As a […]

Continue Reading

23 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Ways you’re violating your lease in Toronto

With Toronto ranked this year as the world’s fourth most liveable city, it’s no wonder that more people are looking for rentals in Toronto.  Do remember that when it comes to the lease for a Toronto rental, you need to review before you sign.  You might be tempted to skip over the turgid legal jargon, […]

Continue Reading

19 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

As rents rise, what can renters do in Ottawa?

With its robust economy, low crime rate, accessible medical care and wide range of amenities, Ottawa remains an attractive destination for renters in Ontario. As you might have noticed, though, the rental market has once again shifted in favour of landlords, and it’s not likely to change any time soon.  However, don’t despair – there […]

Continue Reading

17 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Living in Mississauga: Resolving Room-mate Conflicts

You’ve found one of Mississauga’s best rental properties. Lucky you, to have found such a great place to live in Canada’s sixth largest city. And you’re sharing this best of Mississauga rentals with friends. If you’re lucky, it’s harmonious. But no matter how strong the friendship, there will be the occasional rough spot. What can […]

Continue Reading

14 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Choosing where to live and rent in Winnipeg

Various surveys during the last decade have ranked Winnipeg among the top 20 most liveable cities in Canada. Despite its bitter winters, the capital of Manitoba made it to number 10 on MoneySense magazine’s 2011 list of the best places to live in the country. Winnipeg scores highly because of low pollution, good public transport […]

Continue Reading

12 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Which Winnipeg Rental is Right for You?

Just like people, Winnipeg rentals come in all shapes and sizes. How do you decide which one is best for you? Are you looking for family accommodation, a bachelor pad, or a place to share with friends? Will you be searching for a duplex, a condo, a shared apartment, a single bed apartment or a […]

Continue Reading

10 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Moving from Another Country and renting in Ontario?

Moving is always stressful and the challenge is even greater when you are relocating to another country. Renting in Ontario is an excellent option. MoneySense magazine’s 2011 list of the best places to live in Canada features five Ontario cities in the top 20, more than any other Canadian province. The five Ontario cities selected […]

Continue Reading

03 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Low-Cost Ways to Increase the Value of Your Ottawa rental

Perhaps you are looking to increase the value of your Ottawa rental prior to renting but are worried about the costs of doing this. There are a number of quite small projects you can undertake to help increase the sale price of your property. Often these small projects represent a good return on investment and […]

Continue Reading

01 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Apartments Winnipeg: 7 Neighbourly Etiquette Tips

The other day I went out to relax on my 2nd floor balcony and was immediately confronted with the only thing wrong with my apartment in Winnipeg – my downstairs neighbours. The instant I walk out there to catch some fresh air, the husband yells up to me, “Excuse me, have you seen my tent?” […]

Continue Reading