Category Archives: Rental & Real Estate Advice

Big City Living vs The Suburbs

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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.

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The Benefits of Renting an Apartment vs. Buying

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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.

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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

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

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

Maximizing Your Apartment Search Online

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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 rules. Of course, you will want to start by first having a rough idea of what you are looking for. With so many apartments for rent and options available, it can feel like an almost impossible task to sift through them all to find the right one. Maximizing Your Apartment Search Online Read More

Moving Into Your First Apartment

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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 say that looking for a place to live should be on top of your to-do list, despite the fact that it’s still July. In particular, students who are moving into their own apartment for the very first time probably have a lot of questions: Moving Into Your First Apartment Read More

Summer Living: Why An Apartment Makes the Season that Much Sweeter

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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 The Weather Network), we all want to enjoy the summer months with as much gusto as possible. Summer Living: Why An Apartment Makes the Season that Much Sweeter Read More

Knowing Your Tenant Rights

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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 which to live with access to vital services (these include heat, hot and cold water, electricity and natural gas). There are also expectations of you, as a tenant, that you must abide by no matter where you live. Knowing Your Tenant Rights Read More

What Makes a Great Neighbourhood?

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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. Depending on your needs, your definition of a great neighbourhood can be completely different than that of, say, your parents. However, there are some constants that help to elevate every neighbourhood to truly awesome-status regardless of your unique preferences. What Makes a Great Neighbourhood? Read More