Articles in Rental & Real Estate Advice

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Created on 22 Mar 2017
It’s no secret that home prices are rising across the nation. The latest numbers released by the Canadian Real Estate Association find the MLS Home Price Index rose 16% from this time last year, and read more
Created on 16 Feb 2017
Looking to break into the Toronto real estate market, but seek more square footage than the typical condo provides? Given the average house price now tops $1.3 million in the city, according to the To read more
Created on 8 Feb 2017
2016 was an unforgettable year, though some may want to try. Through the loss of several music legends, a rise in world-wide violence and a tumultuous political situation south of the border, it’s e read more
Created on 13 Dec 2016
December 13th 2016 – News Release Canada’s Largest Real Estate Search Website – released it’s New Updated 2016 Annual Report today showing the; Average Rent Costs read more
Created on 8 Aug 2016
Relationships are an important part of life, and perhaps one of the most important involves someone that you may not want to spend time with. No, we’re not talking about that family member, but your read more
Created on 12 Jul 2016
The term ‘affordable housing’ means very different things to different people. If you ask the average 30 something year old couple trying to find a house in downtown Toronto, affordable means anyt read more
Created on 20 Jun 2016
The Government of Ontario has set the 2017 guideline for rent increases to 1.5 per cent. The guideline, which is set by the Province of Ontario, outlines the maximum percentage by which landlords can read more
Created on 1 May 2016, Canada’s Leading Real Estate Website and Apartment Finder, has Launched the First Ever LIVE Web-Based Real Estate Panel Discussion featuring Real Estate Professionals, Top Business an read more
Created on 22 Mar 2016
Is it better to rent or buy? This is one of the most common financial questions Canadian consumers have to deal with at some point. From millennials who typically begin their careers while renting, to read more
Created on 24 Jan 2016
When it feels like the Canadian dollar is becoming more and more like monopoly money everyday, there is — at least — good news on the horizon for renters. Vacancy rates are going up in many metrop read more
Created on 27 Oct 2015
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 sub read more
Created on 20 Oct 2015
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 – read more
Created on 19 Jun 2015
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 read more
Created on 20 Mar 2015
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. read more
Created on 13 Mar 2015
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’ p read more
Created on 14 Aug 2014
Searching for the perfect place to call home doesn’t have to be an ordeal. You can make the most of your time by doing most of your apartment search research online by sticking to a few basic ru read more
Created on 23 Jul 2014
We know it’s still summer and you’re probably not worrying about how everything will fall into place come September when you need to head off to college or university. But trust us when we read more
Created on 9 Jul 2014
Living in Canada means that sometimes summer can fly by in the mere blink of an eye. Particularly after the long, cold winter we endured (a record-breaker in many parts of the country, according to Th read more
Created on 30 Jun 2014
Whether you’re a first-time renter or you’ve been renting an apartment for years, it’s up to you to be aware of your tenant rights. Everyone is entitled to a safe environment in whic read more
Created on 20 Jun 2014
Searching for a new place to call home is so much more than just looking at apartment buildings and what they have to offer. The neighbourhood where your new rental is located in is just as important. read more
Created on 9 Jun 2014
Renting an apartment on your own affords you more choices and options than you realize. The biggest option, and one that trips up many first-time renters, is the type of apartment they should decide t read more
Created on 20 Apr 2014
On the hunt for a new place to call home? With so many layouts and apartment styles to choose from, it can be a challenge to determine which one would be right for you. While a two bedroom apartment m read more
Created on 14 Apr 2014
Whether you’re a student that wants to share a space with multiple roommates to save money or you’re a family with small children who simply want more room, finding a great home rental tha read more
Created on 7 Apr 2014
Whether you’re a property manager or a renter, knowing your rights and responsibilities when it comes to your apartment is extremely important. While it’s not reasonable or expected for ev read more
Created on 11 Mar 2014
If you have ever scoured through online apartment rental ads in the quest to find the perfect place to call home, you’ve likely seen furnished apartments advertised prominently alongside the &#8 read more
Created on 12 Feb 2014
You’ve narrowed down your rental apartment search to your preferred criteria (location and price chief among them) and you’ve made an appointment to view the suite. Now what? Once you&#821 read more
Created on 5 Feb 2014
Finding the perfect apartment rental for you doesn’t have to be a time-consuming venture. Simply making a list (and checking it twice) that encompasses all of the amenities and services that are read more
Created on 17 Jan 2014
Are you ready to start searching for an apartment rental that you can call home? It can be a tough go, but with some prudent planning, you should be able to find the place that is perfect for you. Whe read more
Created on 11 Nov 2013
The search for the right apartment can be a long and arduous one, fraught with questions about the livability of not only the buildings themselves, but the neighbourhoods that you will potentially be read more
Created on 9 Jul 2013
If you are like many people nowadays, you are putting car ownership at the bottom of your to-do list. In fact, according to The New York Times, forty-six per cent of drivers aged 18 to 24 said they wo read more
Created on 24 Jun 2013
If you’re new to the rental market, you may feel overwhelmed with the options available to you. Online listings offer a variety of rental situations – all-inclusive, furnished, unfurnished (with o read more
Created on 10 Jun 2013
A rental application is an important document for both renters and landlords. For renters, it gives you the opportunity to paint an accurate picture of yourself that will assist you in landing the apa read more
Created on 18 Apr 2013
So you’ve decided that it’s time to move out and rent your own apartment – congratulations! read more
Created on 12 Apr 2013
One bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom…or more? What about dens, enclosed balconies and extra bathrooms? With so many apartment sizes to choose from these days, it can be difficult to determine whi read more
Created on 3 Dec 2012
Ah, apartment repairs. No matter how new your rental apartment is, eventually something will break down and need to be fixed. According to Canadian Census data, 49% of single Torontonians live in apar read more
Created on 8 Nov 2012
If you are like many of us who rent apartments, you probably don’t think about renters / tenant insurance. After all, you don’t own the apartment – why would you need insurance for it? It’s im read more
Created on 24 Sep 2012
When we think of affordable furniture, the first thing that comes to mind is IKEA. While the Swedish giant is a great option, sometimes you crave something a little more unique when it comes to deckin read more
Created on 7 Oct 2011
Part 1: One of the most challenging and intriguing problems that face potential short term renters is deciding on the type of apartment they want to rent. One consistent area of interest we often hear read more
Created on 26 Sep 2011
The Ups and Downs of renting an apartment in Downtown If you’ve been looking to move into a new apartment and have always wondered if you should look for a location in the downtown district or in th read more
Created on 31 Jul 2011
If you are just beginning to search for an apartment for rent, you might be realizing that it is not as easy as it seemed. What started off as a simple, “Oh we just need a 2 bedroom next to the read more
Created on 25 Mar 2011
Rent or Buy? – The Ultimate Debate It is quite normal for anyone to compare the two essential choices of moving into a new home: whether to rent a home, apartment or condo rental or purchase it! read more
Created on 29 Jun 2010
If you’re a Landlord or you are Renting in Ontario, it’s worth becoming familiar with the RTA – Residential Tenancies Act. The act, created in 2006, covers most Ontario residential r read more
Created on 15 Jun 2010
While renters insurance is not required by law, many Landlords may require it for rental properties – and it is wise to have. Also, renters insurance covers personal belongings which can add up read more
Created on 25 May 2010
Inspecting a rental unit could save you from future unnecessary worries. read more