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Here in Montreal, it's true, we never experienced  the real estate boom that the Ontario and Vancouver markets enjoyed for many consecutive years. Now with the Canadian dollar being so weak against the U.S. Greenback, Montreal real estate prices are looking very attractive to foreign investors and out of town buyers. When Canada's currency regains it's strength, prescient buyers will be enjoying their gains because even if they do nothing, they will be benefitting from a significant purchase discount. It's nice to see Montreal finally getting some attention over the other provinces. Let's compare and see what could be purchased with...

Forget flipping houses — these retail investors flip mortgages. Have we not learned anything? Article Via Marketwatch Forget flipping houses - these investors flip mortgages By It's 9:30 a.m. on a recent sunny Friday, and 60 people have crammed into an airport hotel conference room in Northern Virginia to hear Kevin Shortle, a veteran real estate professional with a million-watt smile, talk about "architecting a deal." Some have worked in real estate before, flipping houses or managing rentals.    ...

The Winners of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition Show the Future of Architecture via Architectural Digest Cover photo by MMT The Winners of the eVolo Skyscraper Competition Show an Ambitious Vision for the Future of Architecture | Architectural Digest Second place went to "The Hive," a project that imagines a skyscraper made exclusively for drones, providing urban dwellers with no residential benefits and serving only personal and commercial functions. Rounding out the top honors, the third prize was awarded to a duo from from Italy for their project, "Data Tower." ...

                                                            Via Morgan Stanley's INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE INVESTING. Did you know that new green technology could boost asset values of US office buildings by as much as $35 billion. I'm curious as to what the projection would be for the Canadian market, but I'm sure it's significant. According to their recent report, sustainable technologies can cut a buildings annual expenses anywhere from 3 - 30%. "These savings can potentially add $3.5 billion-$34.9 billion2...

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