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The past few weeks have been pretty hectic with new projects and finding a new-to-us flat. Vancouver, where are all your rentals?! There seems to be slim pickings lately and we both had sad faces after falling in love with a place near Oak Street only to find that it was gone within the hour even though the manager had told us there was no application to be completed and to just email him our interest. Apparently, somebody gave him a cheque, and that was the end of that – Ugh. I decided to broaden my search, so if anybody knows of anything between Fraser to South Granville from West King Edward North, please let me know!

On a more positive note, this weekend was filled with friends, salted chocolate chip cookes from the Gluten Free Epicurean (seriously addicted), a special one year old’s birthday, and me playing Dance Central on the Kinect for two and a half hours in my mom’s basement on Saturday night. Let me just tell you.. it has been a pretty sore Sunday!  Hope everybody had a fabulous weekend!

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  1. Natalie

    I hear you on the rental front! We’re moving over from Vic and only had ONE weekend to look at rentals together earlier this month. By the Saturday early afternoon we were told we had the 1st place we looked at, so cancelled the rest of our appointments. Then found out a few hours later when we were heading to sign the lease, that we lost it! Managed to find three places to view on Sunday, only one was actually nice and worth the money (we were looking in Coquitlam for under $1000!)…and thankfully we found out the next night we got the place.

    I always thought renting in Victoria sucked and I knew Vancouver was more expensive..but I didn’t think it would be this competitive this time of year.

    Wish you luck in your search!!

  2. Katie-Anne Williams

    Hi Andrea

    I feel your pain. I had such a hard time finding a place last year and lost out on a couple places, I fell in love with. A friend of mine suggested having a profile sheet ready to give to the landlords of any potential suites you come across. (I know they’re limited!) Something with a picture, references and a little blurb about yourself…I ended up getting the first place that I used it.

    I hope you find something!

  3. mons177

    YES! People are agressive when it comes to renting a place. Have cheque or cash in hand or else a good place will be gone. I learned the hard way too. But you’ll find a place an even better place :)

  4. Carla

    We are in the same predicament… relocated for full-time employment 6 weeks ago, staying with family & only have weekends to view… were told we had one then 3 days later we “didn’t meet a couple of their criteria”… decent rentals disappear as soon as they pop up… good luck with your search :)