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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...

12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF 12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF - article by Huffington Post. Although Canada has never built as many condos, RBC who created many of the charts here are not concerned as there's still a housing shortage in Toronto and Vancouver where a lot of the construction is concentrated. In contrast single family home construction is near record multi year lows attributed to the lack of space in Toronto and Vancouver as illustrated in the RBC chart below. This short supply may help explain why single-family home...

Photo by Main Street Kitchens at Botellos - Look for kitchen design inspiration  The Heart Of Our Homes Is The Kitchen The heart of our homes is the kitchen without a doubt! I'm not sure about you, but after living over 20+ years in my home with my family of three kids, who by the way, still live at home, the kitchen and family are the two rooms we spend most of our time in! After years of selling real estate, the kitchen can either make or break the sale of the home. For a buyer to fall in love with the home,...

Featured photo by Jim Kruger/Landmark Photography Frank Lloyd Wright Designed House Asks $1.4 Million This Frank Lloyd Wright Designed House is asking $1.4 Million by the original owners after having lived there for  almost sixty years! To begin with, it's rare to have a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright on the market. "Located on 3.77 acres in Minnesota’s Lake Forest neighborhood is a 2,647-square-foot, three-bedroom home that was designed by Wright in the late-1950s. When Paul and Helen Olfelt commissioned Wright to design a home for their family in 1957, he worked on the project until he passed away in 1959. After...

Foreign Home Buyers Are Looking To Montreal According to the greater Montreal Real estate Board there were 5,057 residential sales in May, a 15 per cent increase from last year. The median cost of a single family home increased to 6 per cent from last year to $319,000. “As I understand it, non-resident buyers have been a growing factor in Montreal for some time,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with the Bank of Montreal. “It hasn’t been obvious since the inflows are not as significant as in Vancouver or Toronto, and the underlying market simply isn’t nearly as tight as in those...

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