Apartments

The Pros and Cons of Renting Out Part of Your Home

Samantha Brookes | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

On the surface it seems like a fabulous idea: Carve out a portion of your home, rent it out and use the rental income to pay your mortgage. You get to live basically "rent free" while at the same time reaping the tax benefits of writing off some of the costs associated with accommodating a rental apartment in your home.

A Student's Guide to Finding the Perfect Apartment

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Students and precarious living arrangements go hand in hand like frats and keg parties, cramming and coffee, and professors and elbow patches. So with another summer marching along, you're likely on the hunt for a new place, but you'll be joined by a host of students and academics searching for an ideal apartment before classes resume in the fall.

Increase Supply to Make Housing More Affordable

Mark Milke | Posted 01.19.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

When I first came to Alberta a quarter-century ago, vacancy rates in Calgary and Edmonton exceeded 10 per cent. In Edmonton, where I lived in 1988, landlords often gave one month free on an already cheap 12-month lease. Sometimes utilities and cable were included.

Change Vancouver's 'No Pets' Policy

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Katherine Brodsky

Human tenants can just as easily ruin walls by putting nails in them, or allowing kids to draw on them. They can ruin carpets by walking around in muddy shoes in-house -- and by a multitude of other more creative ways. Arguably, some pets are better than their human counterparts. In fact, many pets are perfect citizens with impeccable manners. Some are not.

How to be a Landlord Tenants Actually Like

Mitch Parker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Parker

Buying a property to rent out is a great idea. The theory is that you find a tenant to rent it out to and let them pay down the mortgage while you sit back and build equity. Here are some tips to avoid the typical pitfalls most people face when renting our their property!

Lofty Business Aspirations? Check Out This Renovated Office Loft!

Candice Olson | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living
Candice Olson

For anyone who's ever renovated in his or her home, you'll know that it takes a certain amount of imagination -- and faith! -- to envision what your new space will look like, especially if you're re-purposing a room into something new, like I just did in my client's downtown loft. He's a busy television executive and often has staff meetings and screenings in his home. This is how we transformed his space...