Montreal West Island A Seller’s Market!

West Island A Seller’s Market With The Shortest Selling Times!

According to the QFREB, (Quebec Federation of Real Estate Board in case you were wondering), six West Island cities had the shortest selling times in 2016. Pincourt, Kirkland and Dorval had the fastest selling times at 73 days and Beaconsfield, Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Pointe Claire not far behind.

It’s no suprise these areas are in high demand with the proximity of the 20 and 40 highways. According to Paul Cardinal, Director of QFREB Market Analysis Department told The Suburban, “with a strong pharmaceutical and high tech jobs base in the territory. It attracts people because they can live close to their work”.  “Tt is right now a seller’s market as there are more buyers interested,”  since there is less inventory.

In 2016, municipalities south of the highway 20, sales were up 11%, Baie D’urfe – 43%, and Sainte-Anne de Bellevue – 7%. Sales for February 2017 have been solid and prices have increased 11% in Vaudreuil-Soulanges compared to only 4% in Montreal.  The market conditions are most especially tightest for single family homes.


Griffintown Walking Tour

Griffintown Walking Tour

I thought I would share this post from G. Scott Macleod as he just finished creating the Griffin Town walking tour production. The Griffintown walking tour is in preparation for St Patrick’s Day and Montreal 375th anniversary.

Enjoy the 21 videos that tell the stories of Griffintown.  Here’s the link to the website:

Below is a small sample of the artwork.


The Death and Life
of Griffintown: 21 stories

MacLeod 9 Productions Presents

21 short films by G. Scott MacLeod

In these 21 short films, Irish Historian Dr. Matthew Barlow recounts the fascinating social history of Griffintown, a former industrial neighborhood just south of downtown Montreal. With only a handful of original civic, residential and industrial sites remaining, this once thriving community of predominantly working class Irish and French Canadians has all but disappeared. New constructions and gentrification are well underway and have brought a condo boom, but this community endures in memory, via recent books, films and community art projects and through Barlow’s stories.