July 2016

I couldn't resist posting this recent article about Keller Williams' performance. Although Keller Williams is new to Montreal and Quebec in general (only about 3 years or so), it's plans to expand throughout Quebec are aggressive. Most Montrealer's aren't aware that Keller Williams is the number 1 brokerage in the United States. Here is the article by Inman News; Agent productivity propels Keller Williams sales growth to all-time high While the company increases in agent count, transactions and sales volume have caught up Caroline Feeney Jul 25, 2016 Key Takeaways In Q2 2016, Keller Williams had a net gain of 6,073 agents -- up 9.2 percent...

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Good article from Inman News on 7 home fixes you must complete before selling. Key Takeaways Fix it to sell. Structural is just as important as cosmetic. Give the buyers what they want -- create the "wow" factor. The process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone? Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone are the days of throwing it on the market and seeing what happens. Prepping...

This magazine is Published as a supplement inside Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine [SABMag] The newest edition is a look at the high performance Edelweiss home.  Edition winter 2015/2016, offers a close up glimpse of the design and construction process of the Edelweiss demo house. http://issuu.com/sabmagazine/docs/ecohouse13sample/1?e=5530927/32461940  ...

Foreign Investment Effect On Montreal Market Foreign investment effect on the Montreal market. There is a significant difference in investment in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Read the article published in the Globe and Mail to learn more. ALICJA SIEKIERSKA The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 11:32AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 11:34AM EDT As Canada grapples with the impact of foreign investors in the country’s two hottest real estate markets, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says international purchasers have very little impact on housing prices in Canada’s second largest city – Montreal. According to the report released Wednesday, about one per cent...

Via Inman 1. Motivators Consumers are most motivated to adopt smart home technology by family safety. Six out of 10 survey respondents cited that as the biggest reason for their interest in smart home products. Increasing convenience in home management, such as by adding the ability to turn on lights after dark (54 percent) and provide remote access to service providers (22 percent) also ranked among the top reasons for why respondents choose to adopt smart home technology, the survey found. “The new era of smart security and smart home products offer consumers visibility and control over their homes that previously had not been available with traditional security systems,” said Jason Johnson, CEO...

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