The idea is for people to send cards to their old rentals to let the current tenants know what they were paying.
Signs are growing that Airbnb hosts are selling their properties or renting them out in the apartment market.
I was evicted so my landlord could tear down our house. This is what I wish I knew before.
Ontario's vacancy rate is at the lowest level in 17 years, and there's no relief for us on the horizon.
Many have been quick to trot out an old argument that rent control deters the building of new purpose-built rental. This argument doesn't hold water.
In a step to support renters with rent stability and some measure of protection for rental rights, the province of Ontario has officially passed new rental legislation on May 18, 2017. The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, resolves significant issues that renters have been battling.
In most Canadian cities -- and many smaller communities too -- renters are increasingly being priced out of the market. It's no secret, real estate is hot hot hot, and it's not just the prices of homes and condos that's gone off the chart, as part of the active market, rental prices have also skyrocketed.
2016 was a monstrous year for Canadian real estate, and it's hard to imagine what the effects of another record-setting year will have on the red hot rental market. To put things in perspective, the CREA Home Price Index jumped from 184 to 208.9 by the end of last year. The total number of home sales increased by 6.3 per cent year-over-year and anyone who tried to buy a home or condo is fully aware of what these figures meant for the price of homes.
Yes, thanks to insane prices and eroding affordability in Toronto, Hamilton - just 60 kilometres away - has been quietly building a reputation of its own as an up-and-coming real estate market.
Renting is a very particular experience that comes with its own set of idiosyncrasies -- every renter is sure to recognize these -- and there are many, many more.