Use Simple DIY Design Choices To Jazz Up Your Apartment or Dorm Room

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That first glorious year of university can be the most exciting time in the lives of many students. It’s a chance to live in a new city, to embrace a new cultural shift; it’s a chance to meet other likeminded young people who share your passion and excitement, and who, with luck, will become longtime friends in the years to come.

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10 of the Coolest Neighbourhoods in Ontario

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As the most heavily populated province in the country, Ontario is home to a number of world-class cities. These include the country’s capital and a globally recognized metropolis. However, it takes a deeper look to really appreciate the best that the province has to offer. Ottawa, Toronto, and several other Ontario cities are home to some of the coolest neighbourhoods in the country. The next time you’re exploring any of these Ontario cities, be sure to check out these neighbourhoods that have a unique flair and culture all of their own.

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What Millennials Look For When Apartment Hunting

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As the population of millennials increases and continues to grow across Canada,  real estate developers and apartment owners are rethinking the way they design their properties and rental suites, available amenities and perks to offer, and how best to market their apartment rentals to this growing demographic of renters including utilizing social media which is increasing in popularity and trending as a great source for landlords to reach and engage this demographic of prospective renters.

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How Will The New CMHC Flexibilities for Affordable Housing Affect Canada’s Housing and Rental Markets?

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CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION recently announced that “Effective September 28, 2015, revisions to homeowner policies in the areas of down payment assistance, market value requirements, share of equity appreciation and monthly subsidy assistance will be made to align CMHC’s policies with the evolving financing needs of the affordable housing marketplace.”

This means that CMHC will now consider up to 100% of gross rental income from a 2-unit owner-occupied property that is the subject of a loan application submitted for insurance.

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Just Moved? Here Are Some Tips for Great Ways To Meet New Friends!

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Moving to a new neighbourhood can be tough, but moving to a completely new city (in an entirely different province, for that matter) is obviously so much tougher. When work, family, or relationships require us to pack up our things, relocate, and put down roots in a city or town far from home, we have to do the hard work of building friendships all over again. And as adults with established histories, friendships, and professions, it’s often extremely difficult to reach out to strangers — once we reach a certain age, meeting new people and forming new adult bonds doesn’t come as naturally as it did when we were young.

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The Average Cost of Renting an Apartment in Cities across Canada

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With the real estate market in Canada booming and the Bank of Canada’s recent cut in interest rates, the Canadian housing market looks like it might continue to surpass current levels – contrary to the many critics who have been expecting to see a downturn or even what some are expecting to be a “crash” in the housing market for a while now.

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DIY Bedroom Decorating Tips – Headboards and More!

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Of all the rooms in your apartment, you probably spend the most amount of time in your bedroom. After all, it’s where you recuperate after a long day of work, school, or other obligations — and hopefully for at least eight hours a night, if you’re getting enough shut-eye! As such, it’s a place you want to enjoy and feel at peace in; you want it to be conducive to relaxation, harmony, and rest.

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The Thousand Dollar Question – What Can You Rent for Under a $1,000 in Canada?

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The adage when it comes to renting an apartment is that, these days, $1,000 certainly won’t get you very much. However, we’ve discovered that that is simply not the case. That is, if you’re willing to live outside of the downtown core of some of Canada’s most populous cities. The Thousand Dollar Question – What Can You Rent for Under a $1,000 in Canada? Read More

Consider The Pros And Cons Of Renters’ Insurance With RentSeeker

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Also known as contents or tenants insurance, a renters’ insurance policy can protect you in case of losses, damages, and other expenses related to your rented home and/or your belongings. Much like home insurance, a good policy is sometimes a lifesaver; in other words, it can be the difference between financial ruin and staying afloat after the unthinkable occurs. Consider The Pros And Cons Of Renters’ Insurance With RentSeeker Read More

Moving To Canada? Read These Tips To Help You Find A New Apartment

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Unless you’re staying with family, finding a place to live will be one of your top concerns when you first make the move to Canada. Buying a house or condominium of your own might be out of reach in the early days, so like millions of other Canadians you’ll probably start looking to find a good rental apartment. Renting an apartment is a great way to get on your feet in your new country, and adjust to work, climate, culture, and other factors in a more relaxed environment. Moving To Canada? Read These Tips To Help You Find A New Apartment Read More