07 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Apartment Living: Fire Safety Tips for Tenants

Nearly all home fires are preventable. If you are renting in Toronto do make sure that you take every possible precaution to stop fires from starting. While your landlord must maintain the property to statutory fire-safety standards, it is your responsibility to make sure you do not introduce any fire hazards in the way you […]

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03 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Does where you live shape who you become?

Do we live in a certain place because we are a certain kind of person, or do we become a certain kind of person because of where we live. This is one of those chicken and egg type questions that it’s fun to debate. But somewhere in the circular arguments we can tease out some […]

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02 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Choosing where to live 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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?” […]

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01 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Apartments Winnipeg: Is West Broadway the next big thing?

“I would say that within five years it will probably be comparable to Osborne or Corydon. And I think it’s young professionals and students that are going to take the area over.” That’s what developer Stefan Aarnio is saying about Winnipeg’s West Broadway Area. Aarnio, a 25-year-old residential developer is betting hundreds of thousands of […]

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17 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Winnipeg rental benefits: The NDP’s new tenant protection package

If you’re someone looking for a Winnipeg rental, the latest announcements from the NDP are making life for you just a little bit sweeter. So what exactly are the NDP dishing out to us this time? If you already live in an apartment or rental home anywhere in Manitoba, you probably received a pamphlet in […]

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