Archive | Vancouver

25 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Renting vs. owning

Why are so many people rushing to buy homes when the average price to buy a home is a little more than $371,000, with the average price in Vancouver at $786,311, Toronto at $456,147 and Calgary at $398,836? Combine these prices with the looming interest rates hikes in the very near future, affordability is declining […]

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10 March 2011 ~ 2 Comments

100% Occupancy, Raise your Rent

Income properties are a great investment. You receive rental income on a monthly basis, but also enjoy capital appreciation—or at the very least, a solid hedge against inflation. Whether you are thinking of a Vancouver rental or an apartment for rent in Edmonton, rental properties can be a good investment for you. So are you […]

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26 February 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto – most liveable cities

For the fifth-straight year, Vancouver has been named the best city in the world to live. And two other Canadian centres — Toronto and Calgary — cracked the top 10 coming in at fifth and fourth respectively. The annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, was released Monday. The survey is based on 30 factors […]

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06 February 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Find a Roommate for your BC rental

I was on twitter today and came across Roommate BC, a BC roommate listing service on twitter. They have over 35,179 tweets and 200 followers on twitter. The tweets are for all cities in BC for roommates in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria, etc… It is amazing how powerful social media can be to promote renting in […]

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17 January 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Rent Vancouver – Top neighbourhoods

Vancouver has some of the greatest neighbourhoods to live in and rent. Rent Vancouver and you’ll l be living in some of the greatest neighbourhoods and scenery in all of Canada. Apartments for rent in Vancouver are very popular and you’ll find lots to choose from for restaurants, coffee shops and recreational activities. Rent Vancouver, […]

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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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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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21 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Vancouver Olympic Village for rent

After Millennium Development couldn’t make payment on their loans, The City of Vancouver is looking at renting out some of the roughly 450 unsold condos at the former Olympic Village, according to an article in the CBC On Wednesday, the city negotiated an agreement with court-appointed receiver Ernst & Young to assume control of the […]

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