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Hunting for a Student Apartment

Finding student accommodation can be tricky. Considering that rentals near post-secondary institutions are often run-down and more expensive, you’ll likely be living with roommates, and you might be inexperienced in finding an apartment, it can be a very stressful situation. So, what should you do before starting out on a hunt for a student apartment? Do your research. Financially, does it actually make sense to find a rental apartment compared to living in residence? How much do you expect to save by living there? We have a tool for making these comparisons in different markets across Canada easy (link to what that is?), though you should also look through individual Kijiji rental listings to get a good sense of the… read more

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5 Steps to Selling Your Home Like a Pro

You want to sell your home, but you don’t want to pay someone else a big commission to do so, so why not sell your home yourself on Kijiji? After all, you used Kijiji to sell your old TV, your couch, and a bike, how different could it be? Real estate agents really understand how to sell real estate. If you want to do the work of one yourself, understand that you will be doing a lot more work than only posting an ad (that’s the easy part). Be sure you have the time to invest in the process, so you can get top dollar for your home. Step 1 : Getting The Property Ready Before you sell, you should… read more

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How to Turn a Basement into a Homey Hideaway

Whether you are looking for basement ideas for finishing your own family room, setting up an income basement apartment suite you can rent out, or setting up your own basement apartment, the challenges are the same. The basement space is one of the most challenging parts of a home to make feel inviting. They typically suffer from a lack of natural light, low ceilings, and less air flow than most would like. Luckily, there are ways to make this space not only livable, but desirable and inviting. Whether you are fully remodeling, looking for ideas to make a small basement space into a getaway, or trying to transform a basement apartment into a space that will attract a high quality… read more

Stuff you have multiples of: sell them!

Spring Cleaning: How to make money and clean up!

Spring cleaning can be a daunting task to get through. Being able to sell your old stuff is a great motivator for getting through more stuff (and selling as much of it as possible). Here is our top list of things to look out for when you are doing your yearly purge. Items with the tags still on (or still in their original box) If the tag is still on, you clearly haven’t used it, and you could use that space for something better. Couple that with the fact that marking an item “New in box” (or NIB if you are down with the lingo), or “new with tags” (NWT) is more likely to result in your ads getting some… read more

How to price your item to sell on classified sites

Posting an ad on Kijiji may be easy, but that doesn’t mean that selling your item is. We’ve been over the way to ensure that you post an effective, attention grabbing ad, but that is only half the battle. The other half: actually getting the item out of your house! No one wants to see their ad they spent so much time perfecting languish on the site for months. Ideally, we would all like a quick, easy, drama free sale. How do you go about that? Kijiji: a refund? Unless you are selling a new in box sought after item (perhaps a new iphone days after the release or the hottest sold out toy at Christmas time), or a collector’s… read more