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AI & Real Estate What To Expect AI & real estate - what to expect? Will it replace the role of the real estate broker/agent? As far as disruption goes, the real estate industry here in Quebec, has managed to remain unscathed. In contrast, other Provinces and Countries have an open MLS system and have witnessed many innovations, such as Redfin, Zillow, Trulia, Opendoor and a long list of other incumbents. As far as Artificial Intelligence goes, there's no doubt it's here to stay, and in a big way. "Intelligent software has massive potential for creating technology that changes labor markets. Real estate...

Innovations In Sustainable Housing Innovations in sustainable housing are very exciting.  New technologies are enabling a new breed of housing. Innovative approaches to construction, are creating homes that are more resistant to climate change along with many sustainable features. Modular or prefab homes are becoming a popular alternative to traditional new construction methods. Some of the benefits modular/prefab homes can offer are energy efficiency, very little to no construction waste, less use of precious resources, quick delivery times and more affordable price points. Check out the videos of this new unfolding, totally transportable home created by TENFOLD. https://www.tenfoldengineering.com/#section-contact The trend in tiny modular...

Featured photos ©Bonnie Meisels Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise is about a newly developed sector of Montreal, barely a kilometer in size.  It's border stretch from north of the Lachine Canal to Notre-Dame St., and east from Georges-Vanier to the Bonaventure Expressway. Real estate wise, this area is part of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest. An area rich with history and some wonderful architectural buildings, this southwestern part of Montreal stretches back to the 1820's to the 1960's as an industrial and working class neighborhood for mostly Irish immigrants. In 2014, Griffintown became part of an...

Montreal Real Estate Stats December 2017 Montreal Real Estate Stats December 2017 - The latest Montreal real estate sales statistics via Centris: The quick market update - key takeaway points via Centris. Four of the six* main areas of the Montréal CMA registered an increase in sales in December 2017 as compared to December 2016. Laval, the Island of Montréal and the South Shore set the tone with strong sales increases of 20, 15 and 15 per cent, respectively. Condominium sales were extremely robust in December, jumping by 35 per cent. In fact, the 978 condo transactions registered last month represent a new December sales...

Chinese Buyers In The Canadian Market Chinese buyers in the Canadian market features the recent report "China to Canada: International Home Buyer Insights", jointly created by Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Juwei.com, China's premiere international property portal. The report uncovers the prospective interest in home buyers from mainland China in terms of  pricing, motivation, and levels of interest between conventional and top-tier real estate in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The report does take into account the impacts of the recently imposed 15% property transfer tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver. Some Key Takeaways: Education was the most commonly cited motivation for Chinese interest...

Bitcoin And Real Estate Bitcoin and real estate, has anyone actually bought or sold their home with bitcoin? The answer is YES! Bitcoin is already accepted in many retail outlets and restaurants, so it's no surprise that this has extended to real estate as well. According to an article at CNBC, "it was only a matter of time before the cryptocurrency took on real estate. That time is now. Bitcoin is slowly making its way into closings on everything from Lake Tahoe land in California to Manhattan condos to single-family homes in the heart of Texas."  Ben Shaoul, president of Magnum...

The Truth About Internet vs Brick & Mortar Stores So what's the the truth about internet vs brick & mortar stores? As the internet and ecommerce continues to become a large sector within our global economy, many entrepreneurs are stuck wondering what online success means for offline shopping channels. It is no secret that internet has pervaded nearly all aspects of modern society, and within the online shopping realm, e-commerce has grown about 15% in last year alone. We can see from https://love.shopping.fm statistics on the both online and offline retail that online growth is set to outpace conventional offline retail sector growth...

Montreal Food, Real Estate And Other Cool Stuff Montreal food, real estate and other cool stuff you need to know about!  Let's start with food (my favorite topic of course because my heart is in my stomache).  One thing we know for sure and we can all agree on, Montreal has no shortage of great chefs! Lesley Chesterman of the Montreal Gazette just released her list of the best Montreal restaurants of 2017.   Here's the short summary; For Brunch:   Arthurs: Traditonal Jewish and Middle Eastern cuisine - some of the favorites "sprout-topped avocado toast, to more complex plates like challah French toast and...

Montreal Home Improvement Montreal home improvement and renovation professionals can now be found on my new directory website, https://localmontreal.net Over the years, clients have asked for names of professional painters, handymen, roofers, electricians, etc. Whether you've just moved into your new home and are looking to do some renovations or are looking to spruce up your house before listing it on the open market, it's great to have quality local professionals you can count on. Rather than scrolling through many pages on Google, I've curated a directory of tradespeople and companies that have a minimum google reviews score of 4.0 and above.  Now...