Location and location. Convenient location can save your costs and energy. My place is right beside the Canada line, (Langara-49th) station. It takes you straight to Vancouver airport within 10 minutes which helps you save money for taxi. It can also get you to downtown within 12 minutes. Bus stops just outside the door. No.49 bus can take you directly to UBC and Metrotown. All these public transports are making it easier to explore the city. Even it's a basement suit but definitely cozy.