4 Things You Should Try to Negotiate Before You Sign a Lease, According to Real Estate Experts

4 Things You Should Try to Negotiate Before You Sign a Lease, According to Real Estate Experts

When it comes to renting a property, potential tenants can negotiate more than they might realize. There are many reasons why landlords put their properties up for rent, and chances are that they are just as anxious to sign a lease as you are. The success of a negotiation is often dictated by supply and demand but, even when there’s a housing crisis, you can often settle some terms in your favour. With that in mind, here’s a list of […]


Planning a Dinner Party in a Small Apartment

Planning a dinner party for this weekend, but worried that your small apartment just won’t cut it? Don’t worry, there are some easy ways turn your tiny apartment into a decent space for entertaining. Read on as we highlight the best 5 tips for planning a successful dinner party in a small apartment space. Store Unused Items When you plan to have several people in your small apartment, move the items that will take up room and won’t be used. […]


How to Spot a High Quality Rental

There have never been so many home rental options readily available on the market as there are today. That being said, these rentals range in terms of quality, and you don’t want to be stuck in one full of problems or challenges. Here are some key characteristics of high quality rentals that you should definitely keep an eye out for. Structural Integrity Good quality rentals are those that have reliable and strong foundations and structural components, or those that have […]


5 Advantages of Renting a Condo

Moving into a condo development is like joining a community within a community, and it can often be more beneficial to those who don’t require or want excessive space or acres of land to maintain. Here are some advantages to renting a condo that are surprisingly overlooked by many searching for the ideal place to call home. Privacy You might not think of a home connected on either side to other units as private, but condos allow for maximum privacy […]


Spring Cleaning: Time to Declutter

When you finally roll up your sleeves to embrace the spring cleaning fever, take this opportunity to declutter and make more space in your home. A thorough cleaning allows you to clear out any unused junk so that you can free up more space to breathe and live in. So, when it’s time to get in on the spring cleaning, here’s how you can tackle it. Start from the Top to Bottom When you begin your clean, it’s always a […]


Benefits of Renting as a Senior

Renting property couldn’t be more ideal and leisurely a way of living out your remaining years. With so much taken care of for you and no nasty surprises or frustrations such as those associated with maintaining your own private property, it makes perfect sense to opt for rental living instead. Here are some of the benefits of renting property as a senior. Less Responsibility Renting means that you’re not responsible for carrying out anywhere near as many repairs or maintenance […]


Ways to Save Money on Your A/C Bill

Air conditioning bills are, to many, a necessary evil. However, with some clever workarounds and an ability to resist the urge to leap for that thermostat, there are ways to minimize the financial impact it will make. Here are some ways you can easily save money on your air conditioning and energy bills this summer. Interior Renovations By choosing a landlord that has renovated the interior of their home, including increased insulation efficiency and more, you’ll be able to more […]


Tips for Finding the Perfect Apartment

Hunting for the ideal apartment can be a daunting and overwhelming task. With so many choices of units to select from, some including special amenities and unique features, it’s understandable to feel lost and frustrated. However, with these key tips, you’ll be able to find the perfect apartment for rent in no time. Get To Know The Landlord A landlord is responsible for the maintenance, upkeep, and general health of your unit and the property it is a part of. […]


The Right Time to Rent a House

Our decisions are powered by a variety of different forces in our life; the decision of where to rent a home is no exception. With many different options available to potential renters, such as condos, apartments or houses, it is necessary to evaluate what you need out of a rental unit. In order to do this you need to assess where you see yourself in the future. For the single dweller with the active social life, perhaps a downtown apartment […]


Understanding the Benefits of Natural Light

Do you find your home a bit darker than you’d like? Do you wish you could capture more of the limited winter daylight? If so, choose a rental unit with large windows and plenty of natural light. Consider these benefits: Health Effects Natural sunlight is extremely important for the human mind and body. Our bodies use sunlight to gain focus, feel positive, stave off disease, and as a source of vitamin D. We use sunlight to regulate our sleep patterns. […]