• THINGS LOOK BRIGHT FOR MONTREALERS

    June 5th 2017

    « While Montrealers do not suffer the same accessibility issues as their city-dwelling counterparts in Toronto and Vancouver, there are signs that our real estate market is on an upswing, both in terms of sales and prices. Only a few months ago the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards predicted ... »

  • ON RACISM, REAL ESTATE AND MEDIA-FED HYSTERIA

    April 27th 2017

    «  Earlier this week I shared a post about media jumping on the wagon of mass hysteria about Montreal real estate prices that are about to ‘shoot through the roof’. I think it is critical that we all recognize a few things: 1. There is very little new independent journalism ... »

  • Chasing Mindfulness

    Coffee-cup-morning-meditations
    March 2nd 2017

    « One of the best things a realtor can bring to your negotiating table is a sense of calm determination and unruffled  control.  Your real estate experience should be be delightful, serene, a little exciting and positive all the way. I work on creating calm by practising mindfulness on a ... »

  • Why I Love Conversions

    February 11th 2017

    « I love industrial conversions.  Whether it be the Lowney in Griffintown, La Biscuiterie in HoMa or the  Dominion Preserving Co in Villeray, these buildings have a history, an identity…a place in our neighbourhoods that helps us remember what used to be.   I love conversions for  another reason, too.  ... »

  • How To Sell Your Home For More

    April 12th 2016

    « How To Increase Your Selling Price By Thousands. Compared to many other provinces and states, Home Staging is a relatively recent addition to the real estate world in Quebec, and is still not practiced in many areas outside our metropolitan centres.  The fact is, you would be hard pressed ... »

  • Discipline: The key to successfully leveraging equity

    March 17th 2016

    « There was a quick little article on the GMREB website last week that pointed out a few  benefits of remortgaging your home.  Certainly,  with today’s low mortgage  interest rates, it makes absolutely no sense to carry a balance on a credit card at 19% if you have equity on ... »

  • Montreal Millennials Savvier About Real Estate?

    March 7th 2016

    « Quebec has always been the province with the highest tenancy rate in Canada and rising home prices and strict rules on rent increases have maintained tenancy as an attractive option.  But since the 1970s, Quebec has also seen Canada`s  highest rate of increase in home ownership.  There was a ... »

  • ON THE REDEVELOPMENT OF MAISON RADIO-CANADA

    February 22nd 2016

    « Feb 22, 2016 For several years now savvy real estate developers have been quietly buying up and re-purposing land and old industrial buildings in derelict areas under Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge and along Frontenac and Iberville streets. Last week’s announcement that the Maison Radio-Canada is up for sale will ... »

  • OUTLOOK FOR 2016: INCREASE IN RESIDENTIAL SALES

    February 2nd 2016

    « OUTLOOK FOR 2016: SECOND CONSECUTIVE INCREASE IN RESIDENTIAL SALES IS FORECASTED     »

  • LOCATION MANAGER: THE JOB NO ONE WANTS TO DO

    January 26th 2016

    « I recently came across this great article about a feisty and intrepid Irish Location Manager called Catherine Geary. Location Managing just happens to be my former career, and reading the article certainly brought back a lot of memories!     I could not help but be struck by the ... »

  • Combien faut-il pour investir en immobilier?

    January 21st 2016

    « Sorry, this entry is only available in French. »

  • IN 2016 MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Give make a difference volunteer
    January 19th 2016

    « IN 2016 MAKE A DIFFERENCE The desire to make a difference starts with awareness. Self‐awareness, needs awareness, general awareness of the masses of humanity around us that all need help in one way or another. Sure we kind of vaguely know they are there…but are we paying attention, do ... »

  • Median price per square foot condos in Montreal is at $ 304

    July 2nd 2015

    « (courtesy of LesAffaires.com, translated from original French version) By Joanie Fontaine   In 2014, 73% of the province condominium sales were made in the Montreal CMA. More specifically, the island of Montreal recorded 42% of condominium sales in Quebec last year. For resale condominiums (excluding nine) on the island ... »

  • Vieux-Montréal, amour et coups de foudre

    July 2nd 2015

    « Sorry, this entry is only available in French. »

  • This Luxury Penthouse in Old Montreal

    June 12th 2015

    « Source : Tower Trip Magazine Luxury real estate rental is a huge market we often neglect to talk about. Nowadays, with more and more professionals and entrepreneurs adopting the so-called nomad lifestyle, there is a growing demand for short to mid-long term property rentals.         Catherine ... »

  • La BMO réduit son du taux fixe de 5 ans à 2,79%

    April 21st 2015

    « Sorry, this entry is only available in French. »

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