When you rent an apartment, you might be moving to a new city for the first time. While searching for an apartment today has gotten easier with websites and apartment finders like RentSeeker.ca offering a large selection of apartment rentals available for rent, moving can be overwhelming — all the more so when you’re in a totally new environment.
Most renters and home buyers today start their search for apartment rentals, condos for rent or sale, and homes for rent or sale, by utilizing some digital medium or another. Whether it’s the web, social media, or any other digital platform.
In fact, almost ALL renters and home buyers these days start their search online.
The topic of Canada’s housing market is in the national news on an almost daily basis, and even globally, with year-over-year increases of close to 10% in markets like Toronto and Vancouver. In fact, the Canadian housing market rise outstripped all but 3 other global markets!
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released some preliminary data this week on the Canadian Rental Market, offering some great insight and information for renters searching for a new apartment across the country.
When you move into a new apartment, chances are you don’t have the budget to shell out the big bucks at a home design boutique. Even if you don’t want to spend next month’s rent on home décor, you can still make your place look incredible with DIY’s projects!
Many of the major cities in Canada offer two very different types of living situations to renters — living in the suburbs or inner-city living. Sprawl has taken hold in some Canadian cities, and suburbs stretch from what was once a city’s edge to new communities being built to accommodate more and more buyers and renters.
When you’re ready to leave the nest, or even just upgrade to a bigger home, you might be faced with the decision to rent or buy. There was a time when owning a home was a bit of a status symbol – but times have changed. In 2015, renting has its perks. The real estate market is in a volatile place, and young people may not feel secure in investing such a tremendous amount into a market that is unstable.
Making your apartment your home is the best part of moving into a new place. Putting up blinds and hanging pictures isn’t the only way to customize your space —these incredible home tech gadgets will add convenience and atmosphere to your apartment.
With the Canadian and U.S. economies showing strength in many sectors across the economy, the housing and rental markets has once again come to the forefront of the discussion in both the U.S. and Canada.
Whether you’re going to university for the first year this fall or heading back to school for your second or third year, you can never be too prepared. As summer draws to a close, it’s time to start thinking about not only what to bring with you to college, but also what you can do to make the coming year as successful and enjoyable as possible.
Here are 5 Back to School Tips for College and University Students from The RentSeeker.ca Team for all you Students and Happy #BacktoSchool Year!