Montreal Moments – My Photo Montage

It’s officially been 25 years now that I’m living back in Montreal. This week I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary….it’s hard to believe that all this time has passed. I often reflect on how my city has changed over all these years. It still has a unique beauty, with a rich history and architecture. It’s multiculturalism lends itself to a natural diversity and creative perspective. Although I sometimes miss New York’s vibrant energy, I’m enjoying my handy and excellent Samsung Note 3 (sorry iphone fans), that allows me to spontaneously capture the beauty of the moment, and often some of Montreal’s visual treasures.

This photo shoot was done covering parts of NDG, Westmount and downtown. Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed the shoot 🙂

Montreal Moments

22 new photos · Album by Bonnie G

 

 

 

 

Housing Will Still Expand Despite Economic Weakness

Via Forbes October 26 2015

Housing Will Still Expand Despite Economic Weakness

After solid GDP growth of 3.9% in the second quarter, nearly all economic indicators in recent months have pointed to a sizable slowdown. Industrial production has been falling for several months, retail sales are barely rising, and exports fell while imports rose in the most recent month from a combination of a strong U.S.

 

Series: Turn Down the Heat

Via World Bank

The Turn Down the Heat reports, prepared for the Word Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, provide snapshots of the latest climate science. The three reports warn that without concerted action, temperatures are on pace to rise to 4°C above pre-industrial times by the end of this century. The first report (2012), looks at the risks of a world 4°C or even 2°C warmer. The second (2013) examines the impact on Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia. The third (2014), finds that about 1.5°C warming is already locked in and explores the impact on Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Series: Turn Down the Heat

The Turn Down the Heat reports, prepared for the Word Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, provide snapshots of the latest climate science and say we are on a path to a 4°C (7.2°F) warmer world by the end of this century.

 

Does Montreal’s building boom signal an opportunity or a risk?

Via Ft.com

Does Montreal’s building boom signal an opportunity or a risk?

Montreal’s reputation for old-world elegance and European sophistication has long appealed to outsiders. The francophone metropolis, the largest city in the province of Quebec, has one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada and often ranks near the top of global quality of life surveys.

 

Montreal’s Beautiful Laurentians

A short distance from the city, within a one hour drive or less, you can escape Montreal and be nestled in the beautiful countryside up north. Check out this aerial video of the Montreal Laurentians by Julien Heon to get a taste of what’s just far north of the city.

Real Estate Aerial Video by Aerial Montreal in the Laurentians

Real Estate Video Immobilier Laurentides By Aerial Montreal

Home Prices Continue To Grow

Via Canadian Real Estate Wealth

Home prices continue to grow

The indomitable Vancouver and Toronto markets continue to drive housing price gains, evidence of inventory challenges that continue to plague key markets. The national average price for homes sold in September was $433,649, up 6.1% year-over-year. The average price continues to be driven by gains in Vancouver and Toronto, the country’s hottest markets, according to CREA.

 

The Real Estate M&A Boom Via Forbes

The Real Estate M&A Boom

Surprising though it may seem, real estate is poised to be one of the hottest sectors for mergers and acquisitions growth in the coming year. Due diligence activity in real estate during the first half of 2015 was up 57%, according to Intralinks’ Deal Flow Predictor which forecasts M&A activity […]

Quebec home sales — and prices — are on the rise, CREA says Via Montreal Gazette

Quebec home sales – and prices – are on the rise, CREA says

Home sales in Quebec are set to rebound this year after a sluggish 2014, the Canadian Real Estate Association says. Home sales in Quebec are set to rebound this year after a sluggish 2014, the Canadian Real Estate Association says.