July 2017

Montreal Things To Do When it comes to things to do in Montreal, this city is a hidden gem which comes to life in the summer. There's a ton of fun things to do in our city, rich in it's diversity of neighborhoods and culture. If you're a foodie like me and your heart is in your stomache, you'll appreciate all the wonderful places to eat and discover. Our city has no shortage of awesome restaurants. Top Things to do in Montreal On those beautiful summer days and nights there's nothing like sitting outside and enjoying a drink or dinner on one of our...

Westmount Village Walking Tour Westmount Village Walking Tour is what I decided to do this past weekend, to take advantage of our beautiful summer day. There are several parts of Westmount which are truly wonderful which I'll cover in another post, but for now I thought I would share two short videos of what it feels like to walk in and around Westmount's Victoria Village. The homes are older but rich with character and warmth. The shops are diverse and stretch right to the heart of Sherbrooke West. The beauty is that everything is in walking distance! The florist, supermarket, vet,...

Canada's 10 Best Neighborhoods To Raise Kids Article Via Moneysense Canada's 10 Best Neighborhoods To Raise Kids includes a fantastic neighborhood called St Bruno De Montarville. In fact, according to an article by Moneysense, St Bruno ranks number #1  as one of the best places to raise kids. I recently worked with a lovely young family looking to purchase their first home. They told me about St Bruno and off we went to visit homes. It did not disappoint! I can see why the data showed that St Bruno proved to be one of Canada's best neighborhoods to raise kids. Only 30 minutes...

Airbnb And Montreal Airbnb and Montreal, as of the writing of this article, July 23rd 2017, is still a gray area. Just like Uber, it took awhile, years in fact, for the city to figure out a peaceful way forward between Uber & the Taxi industry.  Uber disrupted the status quo for taxi drivers around the globe and Airbnb, the hotel business. Montreal had to come to terms with the fact that Uber was not going to disappear from the landscape and  similarly, Airbnb is here to stay. According to Leigh Gallagher, in her article 5 Lessons from the story of Airbnb,...

Canada's Best Value Real Estate Markets Story Via CTV - Realtor Monte Burris appears on CTV's Your Morning, Monday, July 10, 2017. Canada's best value real estate markets according to Toronto broker Monte Burris, owner of Trust Realty Group, as he told CTV, are not blanketed across Canada, but are to be found in distinct towns and cities.  These are his top choices, based on average sale prices across all housing types in the first quarter of 2017: 1. VICTORIA, B.C. – $585,745 – Fantastic climate, waterfront, huge appreciation potential but much less expensive than Vancouver 2. VERNON, B.C. – $466,678 – All the...

What's Happening In Montreal Real Estate July 2017 What's Happening In Montreal Real Estate July 2017? Well according to the latest quarterly report of The Barometer, published by the QFREB; The Montreal residential real estate market is up 8% in sales over last year The condo market registered a whopping 17% increase in sales Single family homes registered an increase of 4% The Island of Montreal posted a 12% increase in sales and Ville Marie 36% Sales of properties $500,000 and more were up 31% and properties $700,000 and more, increased by 40% The number of active listings across the CMA...

Renewables will be the cheapest form of new power generation by 2020 Story Via Business Insider Renewables will be the cheapest form of new power generation by 2020 according to Morgan Stanley. Energy sources like wind and solar will be cheaper than their coal counterparts. In fact they predict that in less than three years, renewables will be the cheapest source of power generation in the world. The bank noted that "The price of solar panels has fallen 50% in less than two years (2016-17).” "We expect the US to exceed the Paris commitment of a 26-28% reduction in US 2005-level carbon...

Buying Affordability In Montreal Buying Affordability In Montreal depends on where and what you buy! According to the Montreal Gazette, "Compared to Vancouver and Toronto, buying a home in Montreal is relatively affordable. But with rising prices, and some areas seeing faster increases than others, affordability often comes down to where — and what — you’re buying." According to the QFREB, these are the median condo prices in Montreal: *Includes central de-merged suburbs of Town of Mount Royal, Westmount, Hampstead and Montreal-West **Includes municipal Sud-Ouest borough and Verdun Via the QFREB, these are the median prices for single family homes by neighborhood: *Includes central de-merged suburbs of...

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