Renting

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.

Real Estate Dreams Dashed: Priced Out And Resigned To Renting

CBC | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

Kat Armstrong is not ready to hunt for a new rental home. She and her husband Matthew moved their family into their current Toronto apartment less th...

Technology Is Reshaping the Apartment Search and Living Experience

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Whether you're looking for a new place to live or you're trying to rent units and break into the property management business, the future of the industry lies in online services, software, and programs.

WATCH: The Shocking Disparity $1000 In Rent Gets You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

Everyone knows New York City as the "Big Apple" but if you've tried renting in NYC, you might know it better as the "Little Apartment." Though "apa...

The Low Returns of High-Rises

Jonathan Saveriano | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Business
Jonathan Saveriano

A simultaneous fit of euphoria and vertigo weakens your knees as you gaze out the living room window of a brand new 22nd floor luxury penthouse. Amidst the flood of emotions and peer pressures, you manage to clear your head and ask yourself one sobering question -- is this a good long-term investment?

Ask a Realtor: Should I Just Rent in This Market?

Susanne Hudson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Business
Susanne Hudson

Renting is always an option but the allure of owning your own home is hard to beat! And over the long run owning a home that is appreciating in value is a good investment. Where else can you enjoy the comfort of an investment and pay no capital gains when you cash out?