Give Your Landlord the Boot and Start the New Year Rent Free

Innovative Contest Gives Hope to Fed-Up Renters

TORONTO, Nov. 11 /CNW/ - Mice in the kitchen? Holes in the roof? Noisy neighbours? A new contest is giving a voice to fed-up, frustrated and worn out Toronto tenants.

From November 11 until December 31, Toronto's premier, one stop real estate shop - BuyingBlock - is giving irritated renters a chance to blog their way to a "rent-free" New Year. With a click of a mouse, renters can log onto and share their harrowing experiences.

Renters are invited to share why their rental situation is unbearable. They can use words, pictures, graphs, charts - anything goes, as long as it's suitable for family viewing. The community will then vote for the most deserving - or possibly, the most disturbing - entry, and that lucky blogger will win free rent for the month of January 2010.

Once the lucky winner is announced, they will have the option of working with the experts at BuyingBlock to find an affordable home. Not only will the friendly team at BuyingBlock make the search process a breeze, but they will also pay the closing costs, including:

    - Free first month's home insurance premium
    - Free real estate legal fees
    - Free home inspection fees
    - Free energy audit
    - Free moving expenses
    - Free Canada Post home redirect

" is really about fostering community and connecting people. There are renters out there with stories to tell - funny stories, strange stories, sad stories, angry stories, and probably more than a few unbelievable-but-true stories," says cofounder Rodney Litigio. "This contest helps people share their stories, learn about their fellow-renters, and pick up some valuable tips and strategies. And of course, one lucky blogger will have plenty to smile about as they blog their way to home ownership."

Interested bloggers, or those who just want to read and vote for their favourite entry, can register for free at

About BuyingBlock - Buyingblock takes a fresh, simpler and more innovative approach to home buying. The company does everything for homebuyers and sellers, including: getting a mortgage, finding a property, scheduling the home inspection, securing insurance, completing the legal and arranging movers - all at no cost, and from a single "one-stop" source. Learn more at


For further information: For further information: on or BuyingBlock, contact: Rodney Litigio, (416) 920-5665 x2,

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