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Apartment hunters beware, someone in Vancouver is allegedly trying to get unsuspecting renters to fork over cash deposits for Airbnb listings they don't own.

Narcity spoke with a woman in her late 20s from B.C. – who asked to remain anonymous due to safety concerns — about her experience. She was looking to secure an apartment in the city and said she had spotted a one-bedroom apartment at 933 Seymour Street in Vancouver and arranged to view it on November 8.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Face it, the city of Vancouver is a pricey place to live between the steep gas prices, rising rental costs and even grocery bills.

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If you're looking to rent a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver right now, you need to know where to look in order to avoid getting hit by rising prices.

According to a September report by liv.rent, average rent prices for unfurnished, one-bedroom units in the area increased by $71 to a whopping $2,247 over the past month, a rise which it credits to the return of students and Canada's rising interest rates.

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This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

If you're from Vancouver you've probably heard more than a few misconceptions about life in the city. As a local, it gets old hearing these assumptions that other Canadians have about us, and most of them are just dead wrong.

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If you're planning on moving to Vancouver anytime soon, you might just want to check out some of these TikToks to see what renting in the city is actually like — and how much it'll hurt your wallet.

These TikTokers break down the reality of housing in Vancouver, how they landed their deals and what they're actually getting for their money.

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