Houses and Apartments for Rent in Vancouver

Listings last updated 11/19/2018

Vancouver Houses and Apartments for Rent

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Overview of Vancouver, BC rentals

Houses for rent in Vancouver, BC are easy to filter and browse through on Point2 Homes. Whether you’re looking for apartments for rent, furnished apartments, condos, single family homes, studio apartments, townhouses or any other rentals, you can get a list of properties based on your needs with just a few clicks.

There are 107 houses and apartments for rent in Vancouver, BC

Rental homes in Vancouver, BC on Point2 Homes are displayed with important additional information, such as property type, square footage and amenities, and the name and contact information of the real estate agent handling the property. You can also learn whether there have been significant price drops in the rent during the last 6 months. Whether you’re looking for rental apartments or generally homes for rent in Vancouver, BC, on Point2 Homes you can tell whether you’re close to the amenities you need at a glance, by using the map view. And if you know exactly where you want your apartment to be in Vancouver, BC, you can simply use the polygon or radius tools to draw around the area you’re interested in, and Point2 Homes will instantly show you all the rental homes there.

How much is rent in Vancouver, BC?

There are two ways in which you can find apartments for rent based on price on Point2 Homes: you can either set the minimum and maximum price range yourself, or you can simply sort all the available houses for rent based on price, if you want to browse a wider range of rental homes. Once you’ve found a rental you’re interested in, all you have to do to get in touch with the listing agent is check the listing detail page – all the contact information you need will be there. If you’d rather start with expert advice, getting in touch with professional agents in Vancouver, BC is very simple on Point2 Homes. Simply go to Tools in the menu and find an agent. You get a list of featured agents in Vancouver, BC, all knowledgeable and eager to help.

CITY GUIDE
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver is a city in the province of British Columbia and it is considered one of the most liveable cities in the world. Mountains and waterways are found throughout the city, and Vancouver Island is just a ferry or plane ride away. There are many arts festivals in Vancouver, such as the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. The city is often referred to as “Hollywood North”, due to its large involvement inthe entertainment industry. The city is very ethnically diverse, with a large population of Chinese and Filipino people.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia
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Real Estate Market Overview

There is a high demand for housing in the city of Vancouver. Foreign buyers have made up a large part of the people who are buying in the city and have contributed to the high demand and high pricesin the housing market. A 15% foreign buyer tax was implemented, in hopes of keeping the demand for properties in the city under control. The city has been ranked as having the third most unaffordable housing market in the world. Sales have been slowing down, but the city continues to be a hot housing market.


Rental Market

Rental housing popularity has grown in the city, with young people starting to look towards renting for their whole life, ratherthan the more traditional mentality of renting, and then owning their own house. There are new developments in the city to accommodate this shift in thinking. Rentingprices are significantly higher than in other areas of the country. The vacancy rate on rental units is extremely low despite the high prices. Even though rental units have been under construction, there is still difficulty in keeping up with the high demand in the city.

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Employment

The province of British Columbia has an unemployment rate of 5.6% - the lowest in the country.There are many opportunities for employment in the city of Vancouver, with the education industry as one of the leading job providers. Vancouver has experienced a shortage of substitute teachers for hire. This has caused major problems within schools when teachersareabsent, creating great demand forother teachers to fill in. The industriesthat employ the largest number of people in the city are retail trade, health care and social services, and professional services.Some of the largest employers in the city include Vancouver Coastal Health, Telus and Air Canada.


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The province of British Columbia has an unemployment rate of 5.6% - the lowest in the country.There are many opportunities for employment in the city of Vancouver, with the education industry as one of the leading job providers. Vancouver has experienced a shortage of substitute teachers for hire. This has caused major problems within schools when teachersareabsent, creating great demand forother teachers to fill in. The industriesthat employ the largest number of people in the city are retail trade, health care and social services, and professional services.Some of the largest employers in the city include Vancouver Coastal Health, Telus and Air Canada.

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Schools

Vancouver is a great place to get an education. Students in the city tend to score higher than anywhere else in the country on their science, math and reading skills. The Vancouver School Board manages all of the English public schools in the city. There is a francophone school board in the city as well, called Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Brittannique. There are a wide variety of schools in the area, including schools that offer French immersion, Montessori system teaching, and art schools. In addition to elementary and secondary schools, Vancouver has a great selection of post-secondary options for students to attend. A few of these options include the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Community College and Columbia College.


Family Life

Vancouver is very welcoming for families. There are plenty of places to explore, and activities to participate in. Some of these include Watermania, which has a wave pool and water slides, and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, for families who enjoy learning about space. Outdoor activities are popular in the city, with mountains, water and trails nearby. Along with these attractions, the city has many parks and gardens that make for a great day out with the kids. There are many different summer camps for children on vacation, catering to a varied range ofinterests.

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