April 2018

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    Attention: Ontario landlords! The Standard Lease Agreement (SLA) comes into effect today – April 30, 2018.As part of Ontario’s Fair Housing Planwhich was announced in April 2017, the SLA aims at strengthening protection for tenants and ensuring predictability for landlords leasing their private residential units.According to the news...
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    We previously discussed the 7 most outrageous amenities provided in student housing. These included everything from lazy rivers to exterior rock-climbing walls and steam rooms. Here are seven more luxurious perks offered by colleges and universities for students.Seton Hall University & Wake Forest University – Free LaptopsWe’re...
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    With rising costs in tuition, textbooks, rental rates and other general living expenses, many students face a challenge in managing their finances. A frugal student will find ways to stretch each dollar to the fullest, whenever there is money to be made or saved. One of the most significant costs for students, outside of tuition, tends to be rental...
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    The frequency in which we highlight the importance of location for student housing may seem like we’re beating the proverbial dead horse; but the old familiar saying in real estate still applies – location, location, and location!Research from J Turner Research revealed that only 22% of students were willing to live more than five miles...
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    Landlords house students in their residence for a number of reasons: additional income, assistance with mortgage and living expenses, companionship, or simply helping local students by providing comfortable rental accommodations. They may choose to share common areas with tenants or rent a separate level of their home. Regardless of the scenario,...