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Chinese Buyers In The Canadian Market Chinese buyers in the Canadian market features the recent report "China to Canada: International Home Buyer Insights", jointly created by Sotheby's International Realty Canada and Juwei.com, China's premiere international property portal. The report uncovers the prospective interest in home buyers from mainland China in terms of  pricing, motivation, and levels of interest between conventional and top-tier real estate in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. The report does take into account the impacts of the recently imposed 15% property transfer tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver. Some Key Takeaways: Education was the most commonly cited motivation for Chinese interest...

Bitcoin And Real Estate Bitcoin and real estate, has anyone actually bought or sold their home with bitcoin? The answer is YES! Bitcoin is already accepted in many retail outlets and restaurants, so it's no surprise that this has extended to real estate as well. According to an article at CNBC, "it was only a matter of time before the cryptocurrency took on real estate. That time is now. Bitcoin is slowly making its way into closings on everything from Lake Tahoe land in California to Manhattan condos to single-family homes in the heart of Texas."  Ben Shaoul, president of Magnum...

The Truth About Internet vs Brick & Mortar Stores So what's the the truth about internet vs brick & mortar stores? As the internet and ecommerce continues to become a large sector within our global economy, many entrepreneurs are stuck wondering what online success means for offline shopping channels. It is no secret that internet has pervaded nearly all aspects of modern society, and within the online shopping realm, e-commerce has grown about 15% in last year alone. We can see from https://love.shopping.fm statistics on the both online and offline retail that online growth is set to outpace conventional offline retail sector growth...

Montreal Food, Real Estate And Other Cool Stuff Montreal food, real estate and other cool stuff you need to know about!  Let's start with food (my favorite topic of course because my heart is in my stomache).  One thing we know for sure and we can all agree on, Montreal has no shortage of great chefs! Lesley Chesterman of the Montreal Gazette just released her list of the best Montreal restaurants of 2017.   Here's the short summary; For Brunch:   Arthurs: Traditonal Jewish and Middle Eastern cuisine - some of the favorites "sprout-topped avocado toast, to more complex plates like challah French toast and...

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 -...

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