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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...

Town of Mont Royal A Jewel Of A Neighborhood Town of Mont Royal a jewel of a neighborhood, often falls under the radar when it comes to desirable neighborhoods! This small quartier is almost a little island unto itself. This quaint town lies in the heart of central Montreal. Often referred to as TMR for short, this area is primarily residential but offers great shopping close by.  Location wise, it's super. There are good schools and plenty of green spaces and small parks. The houses, though not inexpensive, are charming with lots of character as most are not new constructions. There are...

PWC Report On Emerging Trends In Real Estate 2018 PWC report on emerging trends in real estate 2018 is a must read. It's an interesting and informative report on the Canadian real estate outlook for 2018. The PWC report zeros in on the types of real estate which hold promise in 2018, amidst the changing landscape of commercial, development, and investor portfolios. It identifies where the projected opportunities will be along with ranking the Canadian provinces in order of their real estate market potential outlook. The economic trends and forcasts are helpful in showing us by province, the actual employment, unemployment, GDP,...

Residents of Ville Mont-Royal organize to fight against hunger Residents of Ville Mont-Royal organize to fight against hunger on the weekend of November 4, 2017, from Friday to Sunday. The owners of Villa Mont-Royal Phase 2, 145 Bates Road, will join forces to fight hunger in the area. The residents and their families organized with Super Recyclers a collection of used clothing and textiles for a good cause in an eco-socially responsible project. They are asking neighbors to clean up at the end of the season and to bring their used clothing and textiles directly to 145 Bates Road. All the...

Feature photo by Alexey Shikov Third Quarter Montreal Market Stats 2017 Third Quarter Montreal Market Stats 2017 according to the Barometer report produced by the QFREB: Sales were up +9% and the highest number of third quarter sales sinces 2009 Condominiums sales set a record registering the largest sales increase of +18% Sales of single family homes were up +5% and plexes +8% Sales growth across the Island of Montreal was up +12% Across the CMA prices for single family homes increased by +5% and +2% for condominiums on the Island of Mtl The supply of listings in general fell  by -...

Climate Change And Real Estate Climate change and real estate are intertwined. According to  Mika Tosca, a climate scientist at NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, during her talk at Inman Luxury Connect in Los Angeles, "“We’re likely to see rising sea levels threatening coastal development,” Tosca said. “A huge proportion of the United States and global population lives within five miles of the coast.” Sea level is expected to rise at least three feet by the end of the century. Especially at risk are properties  within three feet or fewer above sea level in...

The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. The Rise of Single Person Households In Canada And The U.S. and what it all means. The latest stats Canada from 2016 shows that single-person households, same-sex marriage, language diversity and bilingualism are on the rise.     Chart Via The Globe and Mail, SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA, 2016 CENSUS For the first time in the Canada's history, the number of one-person households has surpassed all other types of living situations. They accounted for 28.2 per cent of all households last year, more than the percentage of couples with children, couples without children, single-parent families,...

Feature photo by Alberto Castillo Montreal Home Sales Hit Eight Year High In September Montreal home sales hit eight year high in September with four of the area’s five metropolitan areas sustained growth, led by a 17-per-cent jump in sales in Laval. The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB) says 2,893 residential sales were completed last month, a six-per-cent increase from a year ago.  Sales on the island of Montreal, which accounted for 43 per cent of all area sales, were up five per cent.  Condominiums continued to drive sales volume, rising 11 per cent while sales times were down. According to Mathieu Cousineau,...

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