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Live In The Heart Of Calgary With RentSeeker’s Advanced Directory

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If you want all the opportunities, safety, scenery, and fun of Calgary, but you want to be right at the very heart of the city’s youthful pulse, then consider a move to the hip, urban neighbourhood of Beltline! With fast development, dense residential units, soaring high rises, and ever-expanding construction, finding an apartment shouldn’t pose much of a difficulty — especially when rely on our expert advice!

Comprising the smaller districts of East Victoria, Victoria Centre, West Connaught, and Connaught Centre is Beltline — a neighbourhood that is often confused with downtown to its immediate north. Formerly the two separate districts of Victoria Park and Connaught, Beltline (named for its famed streetcar from way back) is the second most populated region of Calgary and the most quickly growing urban area. If you want urban sophistication, young and mobile neighbours, and a diverse and exciting community, then Beltline should be where you start your search for a new home.

With almost 40 bars and pubs, almost 30 cafes, and nearly 200 restaurants for all cultural tastes and backgrounds, Beltline offers incredible variety for culinary and nightlife destinations. Over 100 stores, outlets, and boutiques make for ideal shopping and window gazing in the city, whether you’re there for a new dress, a good book, a cool record, or a bottle of wine. Living on or near 17th Avenue means fantastic access to entertainment and retail location. Beautiful parks overflow with friendly joggers, bikers, dog walkers, and those out for a casual stroll. The many galleries—including some famous examples of outdoor public art—infuse some artistic vitality into the streets. And with the Lilac Festival, the hundred-plus heritage buildings, Bluesfest, Pride Festival, Stampede events, the ever-essential Scotiabank Saddledome, and so much more, it’s hard to imagine a better, more vibrant, and more exciting place to lay your head in all of Alberta.

If you’re looking for the urban experience in Cowtown, then look no further than our comprehensive directory. We’re the best resource at your disposal to find the Beltline rental unit of your dreams. Using our free interface, you can narrow your search by furnished rentals, low- or high-rise, house, townhouse, or penthouse; choose a number of bedrooms from bachelor all the way up to 4+, and enter minimum and maximum rent boundaries. You can choose an intersection or rental company, and then get into the refined details of each search by filtering apartments with air conditioning, dishwashers, fitness centres, parking, balconies, washers and dryers, pet-friendly premises, and lots more.

Once you find a property that meets your criteria, you can review a few key details, inspect photographs and a full write up from the landlord, check out a floor plan, and peruse the walkscore of the building, which shows you how close it might be to parks, bars, cafes, grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and boutiques. Then you can contact the property manager or landlord directly, via email or telephone number. It’s that simple, that convenient, and totally free!

Start your search for Calgary rental apartments with our plugged-in database, and you might soon find yourself part of “Red Line” of Flames fans flowing down 17th Avenue during playoff season (and not have far to travel to get to bed, afterward).

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RentSeeker Has The Skinny On The Hottest Neighbourhoods In Toronto!

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If you’ve lived in Toronto for years, you know how hard it is to imagine finding a home anywhere else in the country. TO’s the absolute heart of Canadian business and high powered economics, dynamic arts and cultural production, fine dining and nightlife, and exciting exhibitions, festivals, fairs, and concerts. As the world’s most multicultural metropolis (and North America’s fourth largest city), Toronto is also one of the safest, promising a home, career, and supportive community for just about anyone. And despite some cold winters and some lagging public transit solutions, it’s still one of the best places to invest in real estate, launch a career, go to school, or put down roots in the province.

One thing to understand about Toronto is that it’s a city made up of unique and diverse neighbourhoods, with each offering a different slice of the cultural, artistic, linguistic, and economic pie of the megacity. Some neighbourhoods are better known than others — Vogue recently called West Queen West one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world; Kensington Market is an ever-popular source of arts and bohemian culture; and Church and Wellesley remains as a bastion of LGBTQ-friendly commerce. You see the same articles run about Leslieville, Roncesvalles, The Annex, and other famous boroughs. But a few other ’hoods are certainly heating up and catching more attention — and as a renter, you always want to be ahead of the curve to find that timely mix of low rental costs and amazing cultural moments.

In 2015 and beyond, we’ll be posting about up and coming Toronto communities; for today’s post, we’ll cover The Junction and Dovercourt Village.

The Junction. Many people still have the wrong idea about The Junction, but these are definitely holdovers from a previous era. With an end to prohibition in 2000, lower rent, re-claimed warehouse and industrial space, and an ever expanding tide of boutiques, cafes, restaurants, antique and furniture shops, and other niche storefronts (think craft stores, art supply outlets, dog daycares, indie beer halls, grilled cheese diners, and more), The Junction is a demonstration of gentrification-in-action. It also means that it’s attracting more and more young, upwardly mobile, or artistically minded renters. With some calling it the next West Queen West, you won’t find a more rapidly changing, safe, and relatively inexpensive neighbourhood in the city. Many residents find the ’hood to be a quiet escape away from the constant noise and traffic of downtown; if you move there, you’ll find High Park and the Humber River each about twenty minutes from your home. But with Runnymede, High Park, Keele, and Dundas West subway stops (and St. Clair streetcars) also within easy walking distance, you never feel too far removed from the hustle and bustle. Once a totally separate city (called ‘West Toronto Junction’), it’s now a popular Toronto hotspot for activism, retail, and affordable living, and definitely a place you’ll love to call home.

Dovercourt Village. This is a small area of the city wedged between other, more traditionally popular destinations, such as Bloorcourt, Christie Pitts/Little Korea, and Dufferin Grove. With luminous Dupont on its north border and bumping Bloor West as its south, residents have access to such a wide array of restaurants, bars, shops, and transit lines that it’s becoming increasingly popular for both students and young professional renters. Some amazing apartments (with backyards and balconies!) can be found throughout the area at prices much lower than in nearby neighbourhoods, making Dovercourt even more of an exciting destination. And with a Bellwoods Brewpub, Dark Horse Espresso bar, and more incoming attractions associated with the very-hip Artisan Factory Building on Geary Avenue, the community will soon to be known for much more than inexpensive rentals, peaceful streets, and the happy heartbeat of Dovercourt Park.

As Toronto continues to expand, evolve, and stay the coolest, most ambitious city in Canada, you’ll want all the best amenities, cultural attractions, job opportunities, and transit links close to home, but without having to spend a fortune. By using our user-friendly database, you’ll be able to browse through listings with clear descriptions and pictures, walk-scores, video tours, 3D floor plans, and a number of other features to really show off each property. You can define the space parameters, price, and area of town for each search. Each new apartment uploaded to our website is shared all over the web, and can be easily shared to help you get a second opinion or bookmark a spot for later viewing. It’s simply the best way to rent apartments in Toronto, from The Junction to Dovercourt Village and beyond!

Stay tuned for more information about other popular Toronto neighbourhoods and for how you can get the most out of our premier service.

 

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How To Make A New Rental Feel Like Home Sweet Home

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Unless you’ve done it dozens of times — and unless you’re the World’s Most Organized Person — moving into a new house or apartment is usually a stressful, expensive, and tiring experience. And while you might cover every last detail of the shuffle from Point A to Point B, sometimes that first night in a new place poses a different set of challenges. After your friends or the movers take off, you’ll find yourself in a very empty-feeling space, surrounded by towering piles of boxes and bare walls. At this point, it’s common to feel a bit stranded, a bit out of sorts and dazed, and a bit irritable — especially if you’re a student moving out for the first time, you’ve never lived alone, or you have young kids or pets just getting accustomed to a major change.

In the chaos of a move, don’t forget to prepare for those first couple of days and nights in the new digs! Heed these easy recommendations, and you’ll find the process of settling in so much easier.

Before you leave, pack yourself two distinct bags or boxes. The first will be your “first night kit,” and the second will be your “open me first” box. In your first night kit, put in all the most essential items you want to have on hand: medications, toiletries, pajamas, a change of clothes (especially if you have to work the next day), the lease, personal identification, a laptop or tablet, books, magazines, cell phone and charger, DVDs, and the like. In your “open me first” box, pack other useful items that you’ll probably need in short order — things like batteries and extension cords, tools, light bulbs, bottle and can openers, a medium-sized pot, a few pieces of glassware (or plastic cutlery, plates, and the like), a shower curtain, towels, a first-aid kit, an address book, snacks, Ziploc bags, and so forth. The last thing you want to be doing is rummaging around for items in a warzone of boxes, so pack smart!

If you’ve got small kids or pets, it’s best to pack a special bag for them as well. Close personal effects for kids (jammies, blankies, toys, books, and so on) and a bag of ‘essentials’ for the dog or cat will save you time and more aggravation hunting through boxes. Getting kids accustomed to a new place comes with its own challenges (and rewards), so check back on the RentSeeker blog for an upcoming article about helping out your little ones during a move!

Hot Tip: Pack a Ziploc bag filled with coffee and a coffee maker (or French press) in your “open me first” box. It’s easy to forget the little comforts!

Think ahead to your basic needs: food and beverages! Stocking the new fridge with some essential grub — breads, spreads, fruit, and other foods that don’t take a lot of prep — will mean you won’t go hungry in the first 48 hours. Remember to pack some cold drinks, as you’ll want to crack a pop, beer, or juice after a tiring move. On that note, drink a lot of water, as it’s essential to stay hydrated! But for your first night, order some take-out or head out for a meal at a comfortable restaurant nearby; getting away from the mess for a few hours is a great way to de-stress. You’ve just accomplished a lot with a move: treat yourself!

For your first night, don’t try to push yourself into exhaustion by unpacking everything you can (it can be tempting, but fight the urge — you’re probably very tired, and you should get some rest and save your energy). Realize that moving in can be a slow process, and it will take a few weeks to unfold. If you’re worried about progress, make a schedule or calendar that will keep you on track, and make it realistic. One thing you can fast track is getting an Internet connection established — it’ll make you feel connected to the outside world, and bring a feeling of continuity to a sudden change. Snap a few selfies in your new place and share your successful move.

Hot Tip: Make your bed as soon as you get in — it’ll give you somewhere to sleep (and something to look forward to) when the day is through.

As soon as you can, perform a deep clean of the whole house, with top priorities being the bathroom, kitchen, and the room(s) where you’ll be sleeping. Getting rid of the last tenants’ grime will make your new place feel like home a lot quicker. Some people opt to buy a new toilet seat for a ‘totally new’ feeling — a great idea for the germaphobic renter.

A brand new and empty space can feel lonely, cold, and isolating, so try to maximize your creature comforts and reduce confusion and stress as much as possible in the first few days. And remember — you’ve already done the hard work of finding a new spot, signing the lease, and moving out. It’s time to relax and enjoy your new home with a sense of security, accomplishment, and excitement!

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The Salary You Need to Buy a Home in Cities Across Canada

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With housing prices across Canada seemingly on the constant rise, many Canadians feel left out of the “Canadian Dream” of owning their own home.

So RentSeeker.ca and our friends at Blue Chip Mortgage decided to take a look at what it actually costs and how much income you need to actually purchase a home in many cities across Canada.

Check out the results presented here in our INFOGRAPH for the salary you need to purchase a home in cities across Canada:

How Much Income You Need to Buy a Home

For more great information about the Canadian Real Estate Market, check our blog:

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If Your Friends Are Helping You Move, Make It Easy On Them!

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If you’re not willing to dish out the big bucks for professional movers, you’ve got to turn to your friends and family members to give you a hand on moving day. Helping a pal lug boxes, bags, and furniture is all part of sharing a great friendship, but as with any social exchange, there are still right ways and wrong ways to go about it.

If you’ve got a fleet of friends willing to give up their free time to help you settle in to a new place, treat them right, and an otherwise arduous task can become a chance for fun, laughs, and a chance to connect!

First, do some preliminary groundwork well ahead of time to make sure the day runs as smoothly and as confusion-free as possible. Send out a request for help to as many people that you can — the more who show up, the easier the day will be for everyone involved. Send polite reminders, and promise some good food, drinks, and a smooth ride. And promise your services in return!

Before the big day arrives, do a sweep of your personal belongings to eliminate any bulky items that will slow you down. Throw away junk and donate stuff you don’t need. Ask your moving friends if they want any of your donated goods and make sure they have ‘first dibs’ on any particularly cool items.

Be sure to have everything packed up before they arrive — your friends are here to help you carry and sort, not pack! But while you’re packing, colour-code and clearly label every box for a designated room. If large items or furniture can’t be boxed, attach sticky notes that tell movers where to put things. If you’ve got the time, draw up a little floor plan of your new place, with each room colour-coded or numbered. Treat it like a special military strike, and no one will slow down due to confusion. Finally, collect blankets, dollies, twine, tape, brooms, rope, and other equipment to have on hand, and make sure you have a first-aid kit nearby in case of cuts or other injuries.

Do some advanced scouting and know that you’ve got room to park your cars, vans, or trucks; if your friends are also accompanying you to the new destination, provide for their transportation and make sure parking is covered. Give them a map to the new place if they’re driving or taking public transport.

Once the show is underway, give every member of your moving party a task based on what they can do, and their interests. Think: after all the lighter boxes have been dealt with, and your stronger friends are lifting the huge furniture pieces, what are the smaller members of your team doing? Give them unboxing, assembling, or tidying duty! Figure out who can help when, and move the really heavy stuff that you absolutely need help with when your friends are actually available. Don’t be left stranded!

Most importantly, remember to impress upon your pals that you truly appreciate their help. Offer to do them a favour when they need it; buy delicious food for the move and pay attention to what they want, can eat, and so forth. Keep them hydrated; supply cool drinks on hot days and warm-up beverages for the cold. Make things fun and upbeat with high-energy music or something you all love. And remember to stay positive! Your energy and vibes can make or break the day. Afterward, send out thank you notes (if that’s something your friends will appreciate) or show your thanks with a drink sometime down the line.

If you follow this great advice, your friends are sure to have positive memories of the move — and they’ll be more likely to help you the next time you need to relocate. We want you to have the happiest move possible — it’s why we’ve organized one of the most complete, helpful, and easy-to-use directories for rental units on the web. So while you’re all taking a break with a beer, glass of water, or pop, remember to remind them how you found your apartment in the first place — that you got in touch with our toll-free number, sent us an email, or simply registered for a free recount!

 

Happy moving, and here’s to good friends!

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Don’t Get Frustrated When Apartment Hunting — Use An Apartment Rental Company!

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Finding the perfect apartment in big Canadian cities such as Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal can be a major hassle if you don’t know where to look or what you’re doing. Calling up each apartment complex and speaking with each manager is a pain and waste of time, and visiting these places in person even more so. The good news is that by using an online rental search database like ours, you can cut down your search time by completely streamlining the process. Not only does this save you effort, aggravation, and false leads, but it can also help you find the best deals on the apartment of your dreams.

Price will always be a primary factor when looking for a suitable apartment, especially if you have a family. Using our advanced apartment finder will help you compare prices quickly and easily and narrow the search, eliminating place out of your range. This is also convenient if you’ll be sharing the rent with roommates — you’ll want to be able to search for only the places that have exactly what you’re looking for, such as number of bedrooms, utilities, parking, storage space, and more.

Another great thing about using our portal is the fact that each listing will give you valuable information on the various perks and features each apartment complex or house offers. For example, if you want to do a search only for apartments that allow pets, you won’t waste your time with a bunch of dog- and cat-refusing landlords! It will answer a host of your questions and show you a ton of features, and you won’t have to pick up the phone or leave your computer. Our tenant “Shout Out” service also allows you to set your own criteria and tell the world what you’re looking for, letting qualified and registered landlords contact you to tell you about their new vacancies.

Don’t forget that other info such as detailed photos, floor plans (both 2D and 3D!), video tours, and our special walkscore rating (letting you know how close a prospective property is to local amenities like grocery stores, post offices, and public transit stations) give us an edge on your average database and make meeting your needs so much easier.

We’re also happy to provide our search tools on mobile apps for Apple and Android products so you can search and search again while on the go. Our social media integration will allow you to bookmark, share, and compare listings on Facebook and Twitter. This can be a great way to keep track of your preferences and share it quickly and easily with friends and roommates.

If you haven’t used our fantastic directory before, now’s the time to completely change the way you look for apartments. Scanning through a dozen different portals, collecting local newspapers, relying on word of mouth, or even walking the streets looking for ‘For Rent’ signs isn’t anyone’s idea of a wise use of time. Simply sign up with us online (completely free!) and see how searching with us is fast, easy, and takes hardly any time to get started.

Once you do, be sure to check back frequently — there are exciting new listings going up all the time!

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Checking Out A New Rental? Make Sure You Ask The Right Questions!

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Sometimes a new apartment can look so great, have the ideal location, and seem to fall right within our budgets that we let our excitement get the better of us. In our zeal to grab the ‘perfect’ place, we race to sign a lease and forget to ask the right questions. Conversely, we may be at the end of a long line of disappointing apartment visits, and we might be getting desperate. If that’s the case, we’re eager to sign on the dotted line to avoid a disaster, but we’ve let our urgency cloud our better judgment.

Remember that investing in a new apartment — even if it’s just for a six-month or one-year lease — is a major decision. You’re always better off really thinking it through and asking the right questions of your landlord. So follow our condensed list of the best and most important questions to get answered before you make the plunge!

RentSeeker helps you answer the right questions

First, you’ll want to clear up a number of absolutely necessary questions concerning your rent, lease agreement, and utilities. Knowing if there are proposed rental increases, how much you need to pay for the security deposit, and how and when your landlord wants to be paid (with cash? cheque? direct deposit? first of every month? what about holidays?) is a great start. Make sure you know the fundamentals in your lease. How can you break it? When it’s up, will you have to commit to another term, or can you go month-to-month? Do you have to purchase rental insurance? And are you able to sublet, or will you face sublet fees if you do? When you leave, do you have to pay for a professional clean?

Utilities can be exceptionally costly, so make sure you know who pays what (for electricity, heat, water, and so forth), and how much your average average bill will be. Cable or Internet services might also be provided, as might laundry (coin operated or free!) so find out all this before you commit.

A number of other less vital but nonetheless important questions about policies and permissions can be ticked off quickly. Ask if you can change the appearance of your apartment — can you paint, put up pictures, insert plugs or nails? Inquire about additional storage areas, if they cost extra, and how secure they are. On the subject of security, you’ll probably want to know if the landlord has any security measures in place (finding out about who has key access and how alarm systems work is a must). Another big secondary question is parking: is it available, and if so, how much space is provided, and how much does it cost? Can guests use it? And on the subject of guests, ask about long-term visits.

If the premise has an outdoor area, you’ll want to know how yard maintenance is divided, and how garbage, recycling, and other disposal issues are treated. This should lead you to a conversation about repairs and emergencies in the building. You need to know what your landlord expects you to do in case of a plumbing, appliance, or other home repair issue — especially if it’s a major problem. How quickly will the landlord act? If he or she needs to enter, what kind of notice will they give?

Finally, you can move on to more tricky questions. Ask how your landlord feels about pets and smoking (if relevant), and ask about noise — how noisy are your neighbours? Is there designated quiet times in your area or building? Is there anything to watch out for in the area or neighbourhood? Make sure you ask why the previous tenants are leaving — how long they stayed, and why they’ve decided to move on. It might give you some valuable insight into how the place is operated.

There are countless other questions you might pose to any landlord. Luckily, a number of great online resources can help you compile a comprehensive questionnaire and checklist. Bring this with you when visiting a new apartment, and make sure you get the answers you’re looking for. If you’re polite, courteous, and patient, there’s no reason why a landlord shouldn’t be forthcoming. In fact, if they aren’t, it might be a warning sign that things aren’t what they seem.

Remember, posing questions to a landlord means the hard part of finding a place is over! If you’re still on the make for an excellent new rental apartment, make sure you use our comprehensive directory to help you find a place to call home.

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Finding Your Perfect Rental Property In Calgary

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Western Canada epitomizes the Canadian spirit. The natural wonder of the landscapes and scenery are simply awe inspiring, filled with cold, snowy winters (perfect for snow sports) and bright and sunny summers, perfect for spending time outside. Whether it’s the Rockies or the Chinooks, Calgary is an amazingly unique city that is only growing in popularity. The New York Times published an article last year entitled The 52 Places To Go In 2014. Calgary was ranked #17, getting praises for both economic opportunity and cultural flair. The rest of the list includes some pretty amazing cities, so a ranking this high is really saying something!

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Being the Canadian leader of the gas industry (though the industry is currently in a flux on a global level) has brought new wealth, opportunity and development, along with many new permanent and temporary residents. Whether you are moving to Calgary for a business opportunity or as a lifestyle choice, there are many exciting communities that you can call home. No matter which quadrant you end up living in (NW, NE, SW, SE), making Calgary your new home is easier than you might think!

There are many fantastic communities in Calgary to choose from. The picturesque landscape of Lake Bonavista offers families a natural escape to welcome them home at the end of the day. The urban development of the Beltline Community is one of the most exciting up and coming areas to live in Calgary. New plans include accommodations for more than 40 000 new residents by 2035. The point is, whether you prefer the modern metropolis or countryside in the mountains that break through the clouds, Calgary has something to offer everyone.

With the huge number of oil and gas, technology and financial companies in the city, many executives at some point or another end up spending time here at some point in there career. Calgary has a huge number of head offices in the city, and the highest amount of head offices per capita in the country. Students can also find accommodations to live near school. This list offers student housing options for the most popular schools in Alberta.

To see the latest apartment listings in Calgary, visit our Calgary page for more information about apartment, home or condo listings. If you currently live across the country, we make it easy for you to ‘see’ your new home without making the huge trip to see your choice in person. Floor plans, videos and ‘walkscores’ for every listing makes it easy to virtually see your choices and evaluate them accordingly.

There are many diverse neighbourhoods in Calgary, truly offering a wide range of living communities that you can call home. Because Calgary is so diverse, choosing a permanent place to live can be difficult if you don’t have a few years of experience under your cowboy belt, or have a sharp cowboy hat to wear for Stampede. If your long term plan involves buying a house (eventually), living in the downtown core can allow you to get used to the dry summers and amazing natural surroundings as you get acclimated with the city. However, most people are choosing to rent, and builders have been working hard developing exciting rental opportunities for permanent and temporary residents. We have partnered with many of the top developers and property managers to offer an unprecedented amount of rental property listings. If you have any questions or want suggestions on the best rental opportunities in Calgary, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

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Moving To Montreal? Get Acquainted With Canada’s Cultural Capital!

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So you’ve decided to move to Montreal — the largest, most famous, most bilingual city of Quebec and the second largest city in Canada. It’s a place packed with culture, rich history, quaint bistros and cafes and amazing food, a thriving nightlife, several vibrant universities, colourful neighbourhoods, international festivals, and beautiful parks and vistas stretched across 19 distinct boroughs (or arrondisements). If you can manage the cold and bone up on your French, it’s also a place that you’ll soon love to call home, so start using our convenient database today and cut out all the frustration and apprehension from your search!

Rent is cheaper in Montreal than in other large cities of Canada like Toronto and Vancouver, so finding a 1-bedroom apartment between $600 and $1000 should be easy. Some small bachelors go for $500, and if you’re looking to live with friends, you can often find incredible deals. Since most leases are signed over in the summer, and tenants need to provide three months’ notice when vacating, try to find a suitable dwelling early — or at least before the first of July. Landlords won’t require more than first month’s rent (deposits in all forms are illegal), but watch out for ‘creative’ wordings of apartments (that four-bedroom might actually be a 1-bedroom with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom). Always make sure you know what you’re getting into — ask about heat, appliances, security, repairs, and so forth—and you’ll have a much happier time living out your 12-month lease.

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With narrow (and often cobblestone) streets, Montreal doesn’t have many backlots and garages — if you own a car, there’s a good chance you’ll be parking on the street. One bonus for those of you without vehicles is that Montreal has a relatively green, safe, and efficient public transit system, and is largely bicycle friendly (check out the many Bixi stations around town). Only one third of all Montreal households own a car, meaning almost a quarter of the city uses the STM to get to work. While this has a lot to do with the city’s GDP, it’s also a testament to the efficiency of the system, environmentally conscious thinking, and the active lifestyles of so many residents. Buying a monthly OPUS pass means major savings compared to single-ride purchases, and you can use the online STM Trip Planner to figure out how you’ll need to get across town.

When looking for a place to live, just about anywhere downtown will have access to the Metro, but the choicest places are always situated near an entrance (it saves time, and can be a lifesaver not to have to wait for a bus in the -30 winters). If you have to travel in from the suburbs, the AMT (or Agence Métropolitaine de Montréal) provides a commuter train to get you to your destination.

If you haven’t already landed a job, it’s always a good idea to start your search before you arrive. One thing to remember is that Montreal is a predominantly French-speaking city (French is the official language and is spoken at home by the majority of the population). If you aren’t bilingual — or at least competent in French — you’re going to have a hard time finding work (especially with the public). Anglophones are everywhere in the city, but if you’d prefer to live in a largely English-speaking area, we’d suggest living in the west end. Look for spots in Westmount or near Monkland Village, Snowdon or Vendrome Station, or around McGill or Concordia University. Much of downtown, Le Plateau, Ville Marie, and Mile End also have many Anglophone residents since so many of the city’s shops, restaurants, museums, and galleries cater to non-French-speaking tourists.

From the restaurants and bars of Le Plateau to the student ‘ghetto’ of McGill University, the new condominiums of the Cité Multimédia to the beautiful architecture of Vieux Montréal, the choice pads of Centre-Ville to the high- and low-rise mix of Shaughnessy Village, Montreal certainly has something for everyone. To find the rent, location, and size of apartment that’s right for you, use our handy online rental database, and enjoy the convenience of having so many options at your fingertips. If you have any questions about our listings, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help you find just what you’re looking for.

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RentSeeker Releases Annual Canadian Rental Housing Price and Vacancy Data INFOGRAPHIC

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RentSeeker.ca presents it’s popular annual Canadian rental housing price and vacancy data INFOGRAPH outlining the status of pricing and vacancy rates of apartments rentals in cities across Canada.

The 2015 report covers pricing and vacancy rates of apartments in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, Kingston, Hamilton, Edmonton, Victoria, London, Guelph, Kitchener, Windsor, Sarnia, and a number of other cities.

Overall pricing for apartments was stable with vacancy rates for most apartment communities at multi year lows.

For anyone searching for apartments for rent in any of these cities, you can visit RentSeeker.ca or download our iTunes or Android apps to search for apartments on any smartphone.

dian Rental Housing Market Report INFOGRAPHIC - RentSeeker.ca

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