Archive | Edmonton

17 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Finding your ideal Edmonton apartment

Finding the perfect apartment to rent in Edmonton is no easy task. It’s the biggest decision you’ll make because of the financial commitment and personal preference. Studies show that in Canada,  the average female between 25 and 40 earning $50,000 or more per year looks at seven properties before she finds the one. Alternatively, men […]

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31 March 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Edmonton – great city to live in and rent

Edmonton is finally getting it’s dues as one of the best places to live in Canada. MoneySense magazine ranks Edmonton eighth in its annual survey of 180 Canadian cities. That’s up from 16th spot in 2010, and it puts Alberta’s capital city well ahead of more glamorous ‘burgs such as Montreal (123rd), Toronto (88th) Vancouver (29th) […]

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26 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Affordable Rent in Edmonton

Edmonton has an interesting program to combat affordable housing called Cornerstones. It is a five year plan by the City of Edmonton to increase the number of long term affordable housing units and provide support for lower income Edmontonians in need of housing. Rent in Edmonton going up should be managed with this program. Last […]

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09 February 2011 ~ 3 Comments

Finding a good rental tenant in Edmonton

When you are looking at renting your Edmonton rental listings, selecting a tenant is critical. The first meeting or telephone conversation with your prospective tenant is the beginning of the screening process and critical. If they are viewing the Edmonton rental property – are they on time? Are they smartly dressed? What kind of car […]

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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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20 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Edmonton Rental Market

As we close on 2010 I thought it would be good to look at the Edmonton rental market trends. Vacancy rates are projected to go down and rent to remain steady in 2011. These are some of the factors affecting the availability and prices of Edmonton rentals: Construction of condos, multi-family starts and rental apartments […]

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29 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Edmonton Property Manager Tradeshow

We just got back from the Edmonton Suites and Homes Tradeshow yesterday. It features over 100 Exhibitors showcasing their products and services to well over 700 real estate agents and apartment landlords and property managers who attend. People who attend are: Rental Housing Executives Rental Housing Investors Independent Rental Owners Edmonton Property Managers Asset Managers Maintenance […]

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23 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Location, location, location

When I moved back in 2008, one of the most important criteria I had was location. Location, location, location. The neighbourhood and location was very important for me. Looking for Edmonton apartment rentals, downtown Edmonton would be ideal. Edmonton has over 100+ neighbourhoods, looking at downtown I would be focusing on: MacKay Avenue The MacKay […]

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