13 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto Rentals: How to protect yourself from Rental Scam

In August this year, a man accused of operating a rental scam in Toronto was arrested and later released on bail. Unfortunately this is far from the first case of reported rental fraud in the city. So if you are searching for Toronto rental properties make sure you do not fall prey to one of […]

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12 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Rent or Buy in London? – The Ultimate Debate

Maybe you are moving to London Ontario and wondering whether you should rent or buy a property in this attractive city. To rent or to buy is a dilemma that many of us face at some time or another in our lives. Everyone’s situation is different but what general factors should you consider when facing […]

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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

How to Feel at Home in Ontario after an Overseas Move

Perhaps you have recently moved to a city in Ontario – let us say Ottawa or Toronto – from overseas. Maybe you have already found somewhere to live and made progress on finding a job, enrolling the kids in school and sorting out healthcare for the family. These are some of the really big tasks […]

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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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29 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Renting in Ontario: How rentspot.com can help you find your ideal rental

Looking for apartments for rent in Ontario cities like London, Oakville, Ottawa, Mississauga, and Toronto? Perhaps you are new to renting or new to Ontario, or you just need to shift from your current rental. If this is the case then rentspot.com can offer you a fantastic resource. rentspot.com is Canada’s fastest growing rental website and […]

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23 September 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Toronto’s Green Progress

“A sustainable city is a city with a small ecological footprint.” Melissa Shin (Assistant Editor, Corporate Knights magazine, 2008) Change is afoot in Toronto; startling progress has occurred on the green and sustainable side of things. This year Toronto headed the “Large Cities” category in the 2011 Corporate Knights magazine’s list of most sustainable cities, […]

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