Some things in life are too good to be true. One of these things is free rent in Yaletown.
One of downtown Vancouver’s most popular neighbourhoods is home to brand new, fully-equipped condos. Many of the condos in Yaletown come with incredible views, and are within walking distance to the city’s amazing restaurants and (sometimes) vibrant nightlife.
While one bedrooms in this neighbourhood generally cost over $2000, a recent Craiglist ad has a condo listed for much cheaper than that.
The ad, titled “Girlfriend Wanted: Free rent in new Yaletown condo,” has been up for 12 days, which means it could still be available.
“I’m a 30 year old, slim, fit, clean, neat/tidy, South Asian professional who’s living alone in a Yaletown condo. I have a kind/gentle, quiet and introverted personality,” writes the condo dweller. “I’m always busy with work and I feel really lonely. I’m looking for a girlfriend to come home to.”
So, yes, you could have a free place to live in in Yaletown, but the catch is, you’re going to be this lonely professional’s girlfriend.
But wait, there’s more.
“The apartment is very modern and new, with washer/dryer in the unit, one bedroom, two balconies, living room and kitchen,” the ad states.
Two balconies, that’s real luxury right there.
The ad was shared on reddit Canada, under the title “Welcome to the Vancouver real estate market.” In the post, a redditor commented, “Which episode of Black Mirror is this?”
Sadly, the latest ‘free’ rental is not even that shocking given our current market conditions.