11 Mar In Support of Ukraine
In Support of Ukraine
In support of Ukraine is written with the view point of being the daughter of a holocaust survivor. Growing up, I often heard the expressions “never again” and “we must never forget”. It’s a miracle that my father’s family survived the Siberian Labor Camps to even make it here to Canada. They were lucky to be sponsored by a distant family relative who made all the difference to my family’s survival. If it wasn’t for this family, my siblings and children would not be here…..
All that being said, I never thought I would witness the horrors of war on this scale in my lifetime. World War II and it’s remnants of destruction are still very much alive and with us still today….it’s hard to fathom how this can be happening in our modern day and age! The spirit and courage of the Ukrainians are inspiring the world. The one silver lining in this, if it’s even possible to find one, is how this crisis has united most of the world in its condemnation of Russia’s aggression and the compassion of support and assistance for the Ukrainians.
My heart and prayers go out to all the people and victims of these war crimes.
Here’s some links to some organizations providing assistance to Ukraine:
How to Help the People of Ukraine
After weeks of escalating tensions, embassy evacuations, and diplomatic sanctions, Russia’s attacks on Ukraine began last month. On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin launched the ” beginning of a Russian invasion” into the neighboring country, authorizing military action and officially declaring war.
Now on the Real Estate Front for February 2022
Average Rents in Canada:
Average rents in Canada were up 4.4% year over year .
Montreal average monthly rents increased 4.1% year over year
Single-family homes in great demand as average rents were up nearly 20% annually
Montreal average monthly rent increased year over year in January by 4.1 per cent to $1,718 for all property types.
Laval average monthly rent decreased year over year in January by 0.4 per cent to $1,614 for all property types.
Montreal came in 18th for average monthly rent in January for a one-bedroom home at $1,514 and 14th for average monthly rent for a two-bedroom at $1,983.
Year over year, average monthly rent in January for a one-bedroom in Montreal was up 5.9 per cent and up 4.4 per cent for a two-bedroom.
In Montreal, average rent for single-family homes was up from $2,272 per month in 2021 to $2,484 per month in January, a 9.3 per cent increase. The average rent for condo apartments rose from $1,800 per month in 2021 to $1,882 per month in January, up 4.6 per cent. Average rents for apartments were up from $1,648 per month in 2021 to $1,690 per month in January, a 2.5 per cent increase. .
Info and data via Paul Danison
Historical Sales Outlook for 2022 via Crea
February Sales 2022 Greater Montreal via Centris
Read more on my blog One Good Earth
Access the full market report