May 16, 2021
immigrant credit score

How do immigrants build a good credit score when they lack credit history in their new country

Moving to a new country is exciting. There are new relationships to build, places to explore, and much to do to establish yourself in a new land. Among all the challenges, there is one which is fundamental to your new life but its ramifications are not obvious. This is your […]
May 11, 2021

Renting with pets: 9 tips to have a stress-free move to your new rental

A pet is family and we need to look out for their needs. Here are some tips to help your pet have a stress-free experience when you rent a new unit. Rent with your pet in mind: The biggest tip is to consider your pet’s needs before you sign the […]
May 11, 2021

Can paying rent on time boost credit scores for tenants?

There are 4.2M rental units in Canada. Half of these are rented by households with annual income under $50K. The average household in this group makes about $35K/year and spends about 34% of the income on rent. For the households in the lowest quartile, the portion of income that goes […]
May 11, 2021

10 questions to ask a prospective landlord before submitting a rental application

It’s a buyer’s market in the pandemic era for those looking for a new home to rent. With landlords eager to bring in tenants, rents have gone down anywhere from 10-25% in some metropolitan areas. Even so tenants need to be careful before signing the lease. One must of course […]
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