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Feature photo©Bonnie Meisels October Real Estate Market Highlights October real estate market highlights confirm for the Island of Montreal: Total sales:   Sept 2019:  1625   Sept 2018: 1,512  Increase of 7% New listings:                     2,206                       2,273  Decrease of -3% Active listings:                  6,384                      7,534  Decrease of  -15% Sales volume:     $779,666,573      $646,188,403   Increase of  21% Sales by property category: Single-family homes Sales:                      Sept...

Ideas For More Sustainable Cities Part 1: Ideas for more sustainable cities was inspired by some interesting initiatives happening around the world. There are many factors to consider when talking about sustainable cities. Things like resilient local food and housing systems, renewable energy and water conservation, smart infrastructure designed to complement nature, are just some of the topics. Around the world, there are some cool initiatives and solutions in the works.  Singapore for example, is Asia’s greenest city. As a small, dense, and resourceless island, it has very little farmable land to grow food.  So for locals, rooftop gardens are a way of...

September Real Estate Market Highlights September's real estate market highlights for the Island of Montreal Total sales:   Sept 2019:  1,435   Sept 2018: 1,316  Increase of 9% New listings:                     2,261                       2,174  Increase of 4% Active listings:                  6,435                     7,587  Decrease of  -15% Sales volume:     $779,666,573      $646,188,403   Increase of 21% Sales by property category: Single-family homes Sales:                      Sept 2019    401   ...

Montreal Home Buyers 35% Increase Montreal home buyers 35% increase in the city center since last year according to the Royal Lepage Q3 Market Report. Some highlights from the report: ● With close to 6% year-over-year home price appreciation in the third quarter, the Greater Montreal Area residential market had the highest appreciation rate since the second quarter of 2018. ● Montreal East had the highest aggregate price appreciation rate in the country, increasing 8.5% year-over-year. ● Nationally, Royal LePage expects the Greater Montreal Area to experience the highest price increase, closing the year with an increase of 6.0% in the fourth quarter compared to the same quarter in 2018. "Nationally,...

The Hottest Properties In Montreal Real Estate The hottest properties In Montreal Real Estate right now are revenue properties such as duplexes, triplexes, etc. Overall Montreal sales in August were up 10% from August of 2018 while active listing inventory was down a hefty -21%. Sales of plexes have always been healthy, unique to Montreal are the abundance of duplexes and plexes that dot neighborhoods such as Le Plateau and Cote des Neiges to name a few.  Although condo sales have been holding their own with a 23% increase from last year, plexes in the Montreal Metropolitan Area have also registered a substantial...

Montreal Real Estate Sales July 2019 Montreal Real Estate Sales July 2019 saw home sales rise for the 5th month in a row in July, and prices up 4% in past year. According to Crea, after hitting a six-year low in February of this year, activity seems to be rebounding across Canada, as sales were up in about 60 per cent of all markets across the country. Montreal's HPI rose by 7.23 per cent in the past year. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp “The Montreal market isn’t growing too fast or overheating and properties aren’t being over-evaluated, compared to...

For todays blog post I thought I would share a recent article written by the team at Centris on how to clean without chemicals. Here's the article Cleaning Without Chemicals Cleaning without chemicals means your grandmother was right! It is possible to clean your house with natural products.  In addition to being environmentally friendly and economical, natural products are better for your's and your pet's health. Finish any store-bought cleaning products that you already own so that you can re-fill the containers with these new recipes: All-purpose cleaner ½ white vinegar ½ water 8 to 10 drops of lavender or thyme essential oil This cleaner is effective...

Montreal Real Estate Stats June 2019 Info courtesy of Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers Montreal real estate stats for June 2019 show the largest quarterly increase in Residential Sales Since 2005 in the province of Quebec. Highlights for the second quarter of 2019: Sales All three property categories registered an increase in sales, but condominiums and plexes (2 to 5 dwellings) stood out with respective increases of 14 per cent (7,253 transactions) and 13 per cent (2,400 transactions). Sales of single-family homes increased by 6 per cent (19,410 transactions). Geographically, all six of the province’s census metropolitan areas (CMAs) registered an increase in sales in...

Montreal Market Report May 2019 Montreal Monthly Market Report May 2019 and some of the highlights via JLR "Property sales in Quebec have increased in May 2019 compared to the same month the previous year for single-family homes: +14%, condominiums: +17%, properties with 2 to 5-unit: +13%. From June 2017 to Mat 2018, the median prices have surpassed those registered the previous year by 2% for single-family homes and 3% for condominiums. Bad debts on residential properties continue to go down in the Province of Quebec with a 20% decrease in repossessions, and a 6% decrease in prior notice compared to...