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Photo © by Bonnie Meisels Just this week I finally had the opportunity to meetup with Judy, a fellow Texan colleague of mine.  She got wise years ago about buying property here in Montreal. The summers in Texas are brutally hot, somewhat in comparison to our winters that are often insanely cold! Thankfully, this past winter here in Montreal, was one of the mildest on record. I'm afraid to think about this winter coming up, all I can say is I hope we don't get an extremely harsh one in response to the mild one we had last year! While some...

Rooftop Urban Gardens in Quebec Rooftop urban gardens and sustainable food systems is what began my interest in green real estate. I have been a member of Batiments Durable de Quebec for several years now. Batiment Durable de Quebec is the Montreal  chapter of the Canada Green Building Council. Their events are a fantastic resource for learning about sustainability.  Whether it's about green building practices, permaculture or urbain agriculture, there's always something to be inspired about. My entire journey into green real estate began with my love and obsession with sustainable food systems, permaculture and urban agriculture. Without question, my heart...

Green Condo For Sale Fabulous green condo in the beautiful and quiet Bois Franc neighborhood in Saint-Laurent. This awesome new construction, 2014/2015 features two bedrooms and two baths. The building called Bella Vista Phase I is by Rodimax. It is surrounded by exquisite high end homes in a cul de sac type of setting near parks and public transit. As an eco condo, the building has already applied for LEED Certification. Watch the video to get a feel for the lovely design of the condo! Some of the sustainable features of this eco condo are: Water fixtures are Bélanger H2OFlo collection style “Metro” They...

Luxury Condo In Montreal Offered at 1.4 Million This gorgeous luxury condo in Montreal  is up for sale now that P.K. has been transferred to the Nashville Predators. No doubt, this is a sad loss for Montreal, but PK will no know longer need his Montreal crib. His awesome downtown condo is up for sale for a cool $1.3 Million. The condo is 1,887 square feet and has a super location in the heart of Centre-Ville Montreal.  For a sneek peek, here's the article featured by The Star which showcases the details. Alex Toulch from Rebl House Media just did a wonderful...

MONTRÉAL MARKET SALES FOR AUGUST 2016 SHOWING STRONG SALES! Montreal residential market sales in the Montréal CMA increased by 13% in August 2016. What a big improvement compared to August of last year. This was the 17th sales increase in the past 18 months. All of the details will be revealed in the GMREB’s monthly press release, which was published on Wednesday. Check out the  video version of the latest Montreal Market stats for August 2016, courtesy of Centris. To download the report, visit my montreal real estate reports page   https://youtu.be/EzAf73kqqIg...

As a mother of 3 plus one kids, I can honestly say that I love this article that makes the best case as to why us Gen X moms make the best real estate agents!   BY MARY MCINTOSH For Inman Key Takeaways Youth is honored in our society, but often age holds way more value. Technology and response time are not only dependent upon age. Often in an effort to keep up with youth, older people embrace technology as well. Sometimes buyers and sellers need and want a mother's touch; someone taking care of them and their needs. Motherhood prepares us to not be surprised...

This story is about an Ontario man who decided to take full advantage of all the program and rebates that were available for him to go green. He installed solar panels on his roof, purchased an electric vehicle and installed a charging station for himself.  Not only has he been able to lower his energy costs but he's been able to subsidize his electrical bills by selling his energy production surplus back to his utility grid. Read the full story below, story by Doug Shmidt for the Windsor Star; http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/windsors-early-green-home-converts-are-already-reaping-the-rewards...

Foreign Investment in Canada And Montreal Foreign investment up until August has been slower in Montreal than other parts of Canada like Vancouver. But this is set to change. Read about new measures imposed on foreign investment in the Vancouver market in this informative article by Benjamin Shingler for the CBC on how the new tax imposed on foreign buyers in Vancouver should effect our Montreal real estate market. The article also provides a snapshot comparable of the average home price in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.  With no surprise, the average home price in Vancouver is three times the average home...

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