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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,...

Feature photo by ©Bonnie Meisels Montreal's Renaissance As A Business And Luxury Center Of Canada Montreal's renaissance as a business and luxury center of Canada is referenced in the recent New York Times article "A Luxury Building Boom Hits Montreal" by Aili McConnon. One can't help notice the transforming downtown core with all the construction cranes and new development projects underway.  "The largest of the developments is the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Montreal, a more than $200 million hotel and condo project that highlights the city’s renaissance as a business and luxury center of Canada. This current revitalization of...

Feature photo by Jason Briscoe Montreal Is A Rising Star In The Luxury Real Estate Market Montreal is a rising star in the luxury real estate market, according to Sotheby's International Realty Canada, which just published their forecast for the 2017 Fall Market. The luxury market in Montreal is poised for continued growth as sales increase and prices increasingly reach the 1 Million plus range. Summer sales of properties of one million and over surged 60%, while the city's luxury condo sales increased by 40% over the same period last year. Brad Henderson, President and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Canada is optimistic: "The...

First Organic Rooftop Farm Atop IGA Duchemin The first organic rooftop farm atop IGA Duchemin is the largest and first grocery store in Canada to sell produce grown on its own roof. Store owners Richard, Daniel, and Francis Duchemin own and run the IGA extra Famille Duchemin store located in the borough of Saint-Laurent. Required by St-Laurent to install a green roof, Richard Duchemin, decided to treat that as an opportunity, instead of a constraint. He teamed up with urban farmers from La ligne verte (Green Line: Green Roof) to make the vision of an urban farm project a reality. I recently had the...

Featured Photo by Jesse Orrico Cool Home Repair Videos And Other Stuff Cool home repair videos and some others that I thought you'd like! If you're like me, you prefer to watch a video to better understand how to do stuff. Here are a few videos that you might find interesting. https://youtu.be/yxviTLVjvDQ Be inspired by this compilation of beautiful homes from around the world; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuc9R-3lge8 And Some Other Fun Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGgDtUzTK2I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQEPQEE-RlM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taPH9s4Iv1w Check out this website for more do it yourself, handyman tips: https://www.familyhandyman.com/skills For some fast fixes: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/repairing/simple-home-repairs Another site for do it yourself projects for home improvement stuff is http://www.homeimprovementstuff.com/        ...

Canada's Rising Interest Rates Canada's rising interest rates come after a prolonged period of extremely low rates.  According to an article on The Financial Post; "Dana Peterson, Citi Research The BoC hiked today catching markets off guard, once again … The stronger-than-expected Canadian economic performance largely influenced the decision to hike. The Bank cautioned that while the “removal of some of the considerable monetary policy stimulus in place [was] warranted,” policy is not on a predetermined course. Nonetheless, we believe the action sends a powerful signal to markets that the Bank is likely initiating a tightening cycle, not simply engaging in oil shock “insurance”...

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