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e_bulldog said:
Nobody's making an argument, and you don't seem to get the problem here either. Sad for you to compare Canada with the backward Middle East, probably the most racist parts of the world. At least we know where you are coming from now. No, this does NOT happen everywhere, especially in a civilized country, and this is one of the many reasons why many people consider Canada as a third-world country where such abuse of tenants is quite common. The main housing problem in Canada is the demand for apts is more than supply, which is created by admitting a massive number of immigrants every year. Think about where all these immigrants end up. We are at the mercy of these uneducated and greedy landlords without any moral standards who exploit every loophole of the primitive Canadian Landlord and Tenant Law. Potential immigrants, be warned about these savage Canadian landlords.
Yes - it happens everywhere. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Happened to friends of mine who relocated to the UK (London). Happened to several friends of mine who relocated to the US. There are greedy and unethical people everywhere. Yes - that's sad. But that's life.
 

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e_bulldog said:
Let's grow up and get over juvenile insulting, bullying & cliquish behavior.

mic8400,

I sincerely hope your Associate's degree from a US community college helps you find a job in Montreal.

CanadianJeepGuy,

I hear you, boy, screaming for joy. Yes, you've come a long way. You made it to Canada from a sh*t hole country called Philippine. I get it boy.

scylla,

Yes, I know where you are coming from. After living in one slum after another where you suffered under savage landlords, it's understandable you don't know there are other parts of the world. You finally made it to Canada from India--(or was it a different country?). I laud you for that.
What is so pitiful about this guy is that he has nothing better to do in his life then create profiles, get banned, create profiles, get banned.....
You have a small and insignificant life.
 

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buliwyf said:
Ok, now How did you actually look for an apartment?
I booked my suite via the internet (without actual viewing). Arrived and got the keys from the landlord.
 

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POOF!!!! There he goes again. :D
 

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Personally, I would like to look for rent sign and call the given numbers. I tried to search online, but many time I get old information and sometime information about already rented house.
 

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singhabhishek251 said:
Personally, I would like to look for rent sign and call the given numbers. I tried to search online, but many time I get old information and sometime information about already rented house.
That's too much walking around. You should do google searches for the city your are planning to live in.
 

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CanadianJeepGuy said:
That's too much walking around. You should do google searches for the city your are planning to live in.
Homerent.ca has tons of listings
 

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Although I was already in Canada, here's what I did when looking for a house in Ottawa.

My girlfriend and I looked on Padmapper, Kijiji and Craigslist well in advance of our intended house hunt to see the prices and what kind of houses to expect. We also looked around on Reddit and other forums to see which neighbourhoods to avoid. Combined with locations of transit lines and our respective jobs, we chose a neighbourhood.

Then we made appointments to look at 5 houses that we could afford in locations that we desired. We drove to Ottawa (we were living in Montréal) and visited them all in one day, and then applied to the one we loved the most.

It was a bit time consuming searching online, but we got a good feel for the market and what to look for. We're planning to stay in Ottawa for a few years, so it better be a nice spot!
 

preeti22

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I took suggestion & help to buy an apartment from one real estate agent.He helps us & gives good services also.
 

preeti22

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I am currently in the middle of a very last minute apartments search.The real kicker is i am looking form another state.Craigslist has been key through my Minneapolis apartment hunt. Although I've had great luck with Craigslist in the past, it is still filled with false information and a lot of scamming.
 

dortik

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Check rentalguru.ca it has all the listings from across Canada and very good filters + big map.