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RentSeeker’s Top Ten Student Rental Tips

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It’s here – the year you go off to college or university. Along with securing student loans, saying goodbye to your friends from high school and nailing down the perfect first-year schedule, you’ll need to also squeeze in searching for a student rental to call home. Don’t let the excitement and big life changes overwhelm you – use our top ten tips to score the best student rental apartment for your needs with ease. RentSeeker’s Top Ten Student Rental Tips Read More

Decorating Your Apartment for the Holidays

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The holiday season has officially arrived and with it comes the eagerness to deck your apartment in decorations from top to bottom. No matter what size of apartment you live in, you can make your home festive with a wide array of decorating ideas. If you’re a landlord, creating an inviting atmosphere in your building this holiday season is a breeze – and it can be a great opportunity to foster a community environment! Decorating Your Apartment for the Holidays Read More

How to Talk to Your Roommates about Money

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If you’re like many students across Canada who have moved away from home to attend college and university, you’re probably living with roommates for the first time. Everything seems idyllic until the first household bills start rolling in – and now you’re not sure how to split up the costs. Having a chat with your roomies about money, bills and rent is important and will prevent headaches and hurt feelings down the road. Keep your home life happy with these tips to get the inevitable money conversation started. How to Talk to Your Roommates about Money Read More

Student Renters – The Big Decision: For Students and Landlords

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Are you moving to a new city to attend school this fall? Chances are this will be the first time that you’re picking out your own apartment rental – a daunting task for the uninitiated. You may be so focused on preparing for university (and rightfully so!) that you won’t be able to put a lot of time or energy into finding a good place to live. By heeding some of the advice below, you should be able to find a place where you’ll feel comfortable and happy for the duration of your studies. Student Renters – The Big Decision: For Students and Landlords Read More

Apartment Living – No Car? No Problem!

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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 would choose Internet access over owning a car. Similarly, Statistics Canada said sales of new cars and trucks fell 6.7 per cent in February of last year. Whether you are trying to save money or are trying to save the environment, you can live comfortably without a car. When looking at apartments, it’s important to also look at the neighbourhood – what amenities are within walking distance? Apartment Living – No Car? No Problem! Read More

Is Renting a Furnished Apartment Worth It?

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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 optional furnishings), cable and internet included, and far too many more to list. Your head is left spinning and you start to wonder exactly what you should do to help narrow down your search. When it comes to furnishings, you can determine your needs based on a few factors. Is Renting a Furnished Apartment Worth It? Read More

Apartment Living: Dealing With an Unpleasant Neighbour

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One of the unfortunate side effects that sometimes coincides with living in an apartment building is having to deal with an unpleasant or rude neighbour. Whether they play loud music well into the night, do not clean up after their pet or even steal your newspaper, dealing with the situation requires tact and confidence. Apartment Living: Dealing With an Unpleasant Neighbour Read More

At Home Gyms – What Works In Your Apartment

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If you are like thousands across the country, you have made a resolution to get fit this year. Your options are plentiful, but going to the gym is not always financially feasible. So you’ve decided to buy some fitness products that you can use in on your own time in the comfort of your own home. But what products are suitable for apartment life and what products would be better left to the actual gym? At Home Gyms – What Works In Your Apartment Read More

Cold-Proofing Your Apartment Rental

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The cold weather is here!

In fact, The Farmer’s Almanac has predicted a much colder than usual winter for Canada with above-average snowfall. While the Almanac is not an exact science, it is generally a good barometer of what is to come. Preparing your apartment rental now will ensure that you are safe and comfortable through the next cold front! Cold-Proofing Your Apartment Rental Read More

RentSeeker.ca Tips for Being a Great Renter

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When it comes to renting an apartment, many of us focus on renter rights – and with good reason! Your rights as renters are very important and the Residential Tenancies Act secures your right to live in a safe, clean environment. However, it is also a good idea to think about what you can do to be a good renter to your landlord and as well as your neighbours. RentSeeker.ca Tips for Being a Great Renter Read More