Renting

Why You Need Renter's Insurance

YPNextHome | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada
YPNextHome

A lot of renters don't realize they need Renters Insurance. Many think the building owner's insurance covers them. WRONG. You need to insure all your stuff. Here's why.

The Ridiculous Ways Quebec Discourages Airbnb Users Cross The Line

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business
Jasmin Guénette

Housing spaces exist but are unused, and subletting platforms allow these resources to find takers. The methods being used to fight a phenomenon that is highly beneficial for society, and for people who are sometimes truly in need, are completely ridiculous.

How To Prepare For Millennials Living At Home

YPNextHome | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Parents
YPNextHome

Forty-two per cent of adults 20 to 29 were living with parents in 2011, up from 27 per cent in 1981. Half of Ontarians in their 20s live at home, according to Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey.

Ontario Rent Goes Up Amid Record Housing Prices

YPNextHome | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

It's interesting to note that as we're seeing record-high prices and pricing increases in the buying and selling of residential real estate, we didn't see a translation of that to the maximum rent increase allowable. Instead we saw something towards the middle of the possible 2.5 per cent.

Do You Know Your Rights? Ontario Rental Laws Could Be Changing

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

While some associations feel that the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act currently favours tenants (although associations representing tenants will disagree), there are proposed changes being debated that could shift the power back into the hands of the landlord.

Buying A Vacation Home: 7 Factors To Consider

Josh Miszk | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Miszk

A second home purchase is a big deal. A furnished, comfy, home away from home in the likes of Lake Tahoe or Daytona Beach comes with spectacular scenery, an even better climate and a price tag. But vacation homes don't have to exist only in your dreams.

The Journey To My First Rental Home (Was Pretty Rough)

YPNextHome | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

To be frank, I never anticipated the repeated rejection I'd face while looking for a place to rent. I thought my boyfriend and I were a shoo-in. Our combined income is likely more than one individual seeking a one-bedroom unit, we're in our late twenties, full-time jobs, good credit -- why wouldn't a landlord want to accept my offer? It turns out, there are plenty of reasons why, and we saw them all.

The Perfect Roommate Is Just A Creative Online Listing Away

YPNextHome | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Landlords normally know what they want -- a good, clean tenant that pays on time and doesn't destroy the rental unit. You know what you want if you're looking for your own place. But when you're selling yourself as a roommate, it's a little harder.

These 3 Questions Will Settle Your Rent Or Buy Debate

Wade Stayzer | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

Renting or buying? The bottom line is that everyone needs a place to live. We've all heard the endless debates of which option is best. The short answer to this topic is quite simple -- it all depends on preference.

Pet-Loving Renters Have Rights, Too

YPNextHome | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
YPNextHome

Finding a good rental unit for a decent price is hard enough as it is without the added task of finding one that is pet-friendly, too. I can accept that not everyone loves dogs as much as I do, but does that mean they can deny me a nice apartment, charge me a fee or evict me?

What Rent Costs In The Biggest Canadian And U.S. Cities

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.

What Cashing In On Sharing Apps Means For Your Taxes

Caroline Battista | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Businesses have disrupted their respective industries by embracing the sharing platform, which creates new opportunities for those willing to get involved. Each day, there are new apps or programs popping up in cities across the country that make the sharing economy that much easier to operate in.

What's Really To Blame For High House Prices In Canada?

Ben Myers | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

"Progress" has been replaced by "housing crisis." Many neighbourhoods, municipalities and even metro areas have experienced annual double-digit house price inflation over the past decade, forcing many middle-income individuals and households to make tough choices about where they want to live.

Is It Better To Rent Or To Buy?

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 01.16.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently stated that real estate markets in the top cities to live in Canada are currently overvalued. In October of 2015 their Housing Market Assessment listed Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Edmonton as examples of cities where buying a home can be very risky.

Buying a Condo? Walk A Little To Save A Lot

Wayne Karl | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Wayne Karl

If you're planning on buying or renting a condo, here's an important lesson: purchase prices and rents will be higher the closer you are to major transit hubs such as subway stations. Sure, it's convenient to be located adjacent to a subway stop, but it'll cost you. How much? You'd be surprised.

The Pros and Cons of Renting Out Part of Your Home

Samantha Brookes | Posted 08.14.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 08.05.2016 | 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?