Tips for International Students About Renting in Canada
International students to Canada face many unique challenges finding off-campus housing.
And as rent prices rise dramatically across the country and vacancy rates shrink, every bit of advice can give you an edge over the competition (and there is lots of competition!).
In a recent webinar specifically designed for international students coming to Canada, Jesse Greenwell and Yash Gupta of Mainstreet Equity Corp. shared their lengthy knowledge and experience (Yash is a former international student) in Canada's rental industry.
Mainstreet was founded by Bob Dhillon, OC; who came to Canada as an immigrant himself and has built one of the country’s most successful real estate companies.
You can access this incredibly informative webinar here. A highlight for me is when Yash details how as an arriving international student he got caught up in a rental scam. So many great tips here from the experts, that include:
- Understanding your rental accommodation options
- How to search for off-campus housing before and after you arrive
- How to sell yourself to prospective landlords
- Tips for avoiding scams
- Purchasing renters insurance
- And much more.
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