…At least that’s what CTVnews says.
The city of Vancouver is facing a crisis in housing affordability, with one bedroom units averaging about $1,730 per month.
But these rentals offer a single room in a multi-bedroom house for anywhere between $700 and $1,500, with more than 5,000 empty bedrooms available across the city.
“Maybe the cheapest real estate right now is mansion rentals,” Roy said.
While most owners contacted by CTV News said they don’t want groups renting out the homes, the rentals present a cheaper housing alternative for students and young professionals.
Sehrish Qureshi is one of 14 students who applied online and was placed in a Vancouver mansion nicknamed “the castle,” paying around $1,000 a month for a mansion with a pool, home theatre, and games room.
When move-in day arrived, she was shocked by the furnished, $5-million home.
“Me and my family were just like, ‘What? Is this for real?’” she said.
“I’ve compared it to some of my classmates, and they pay, like, $1,300, $1,400 for small studio apartments in downtown … I’m so happy with what I’m paying.”
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