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Moving for University? 6 Things to Consider with Off-Campus Housing

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There are over 1.7M students enrolled in advanced education in Canada. Starting university in a new city is an exciting time for students, but it can also be an anxious time…

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7 Tips for living with a Roommate

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Whether you are living in with a long-time friend or moving into a shared house, living with other people can be a challenge. According to Statistics Canada, nearly a quarter…

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Policy Change and the Evolution of Law

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We tend to think of the law as being fixed and unchangeable. Laws are written and then they stick around forever. People learn what ‘the law’ is and then get…

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How to Spot a Rental Scam

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Apartment hunting can be really tough. High prices and low inventory mean that the process is even more difficult and unpleasant. On top of that, most people are looking for…

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Don’t Sign a Lease Without Reading this First!

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When searching for a rental, it can be tempting to pounce on the first available, semi-decent listing you find, but hold up. Before you sign that lease, take the time…

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7 Tips to Find a Pet-Friendly Rental

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Over half of Canadian households have family pets. If you are a renter, however, finding pet-friendly suite can often be a challenge. Organizations like Pets OK BC advocate for pet-friendly…

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5 Tips for a Stand-Out Rental Application

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In a competitive rental market, standing out in a pool of applicants might be the key to securing your ideal tenancy. According to the CMHC, BC’s hottest rental housing market…

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