Your Fall 2019 Market Guide

 

Your Guide to the Montreal Market

Inform yourself with everything you need to know this fall with my newsletter. Learn about supply and demand, how Quebec’s demographics are influencing the real estate market and whether or not we will continue to experience a strong sellers market. Learn the importance of having a notarized will and testament as well as what goes on behind the scenes during a typical day as a real estate broker!

Get a sneak peek into what’s to come in the next few months, including upgrading my website with info on the latest new construction projects and what you need to know about our Montreal neighbourhoods. Browse through my info-packed guide and contact me today for an evaluation, or if you’d like to make a move in buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate.

 

 

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Breakfast Television Segment! Is the affordable housing plan realistic?

 

BT Montreal : Is the affordable housing plan realistic?
How are the proposed government changes going to affect first time buyers?

This morning on Breakfast Television I was able to share some Montreal real estate insights, including information on Valerie Plante’s 20-20-20 affordable housing plan and whether or not this will be an effective solution to the current rental and housing crisis. Thank you to the BT team and Joanne Vrakas. Click here to view the full interview!

 

Want to know more?

The City of Montreal’s new housing rules will require developers to build social and affordable housing, or otherwise contribute to a fund that will finance social housing. Learn more First-time home buyer? You may qualify for the new CMHC program. Read here

 

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Making your Move a Smooth One : 6 Things to Remember

 

Making your Move a Smooth One : Organize & Think Ahead!

It is easy to get caught up in wanting your move to go by fast. Remember that organizing ahead will make your life easier later.

 

1 – Label your moving boxes with detail- what is inside and for which room. This ensures that you and your movers will know exactly where to put them.

2 – Prepare an overnight bag to keep in your closet that you can go back to throughout the move with your go-to items. (Pyjamas, change of clothes for the following day, toothbrushes, cosmetics, medication, toilette paper, wipes, towels, phone chargers.)

3 – Kitchen: Bring biodegradable plates, forks, cups and napkins to limit messes, and to keep things easy. Remember: If your new home didn’t come with appliances, make sure you do not plug in your fridge right away. Allow the fridge to stabilize for 24 hours.

4 – Pets: If you have any pets, ask a loved one to take care of them for the day, to ensure they don’t get trampled by accident, or get confused amongst all the movers and guests. 

5 – Call your new municipality to figure out which days the garbage and recycling pass, so you can organize what to put out and when. Don’t forget to pack ample garbage and recycling bags.

6 – Stay fueled: Most importantly, pack a cooler with water bottles, snacks, and your milk of choice for cereal and coffees.

 

What are your real estate goals for the season? Whether you have questions about your home or if you’d like to discuss your next move, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Webinar this August! Investing in Montreal vs. Renting

 

Webinar This August : Investing in Montreal Instead of Paying Rent

Join me as I answer your questions and speak about investing in Montreal instead of paying rent. If you or someone you know is interested, please follow the link below to register and receive more details once the webinar date approaches. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions in the meantime.

 

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SOLD! 4684 Grosvenor & 3775 Grey

 

Two Beautiful Westmount Adj. Homes Sold

4684 Grosvenor – a stunningly renovated, turnkey undivided condo
with front parking pad and 3775 Grey – a bright & sunny semi-detached
family home with the perfect address.

 

 

4684 Grosvenor ave, Westmount Adj.

Steps away from private schools, elementary schools & parks. 9-foot ceilings throughout give great volume & airiness. Oak floors throughout.

 

3775 Grey ave, Westmount Adj.

The perfect address! Well maintained property with a large kitchen with walk-in pantry & breakfast nook overlooking a patio & beautiful private garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring is here, contact me today for a home evaluation! What are your real estate goals? Whether you have questions about your home or if you’d like to discuss your next move, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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New Rental Listing! 1200 Chemin du Golf #1206

Renovated and Fully Furnished 1 Bedroom Condo

CLUB MARIN I Renovated and fully furnished 1 bedroom condo with panoramic views. Updated kitchen and bathroom. Wood floors throughout. Fantastic amenities: exterior pool, gym, interior hot tub and sauna and game room. Garage SS2-22 included. Close to transit.

1200 Chemin du Golf, #1206, Verdun/Nuns Island, QC
Rent: $1,800

 

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Thinking of Becoming an Airbnb Host?

The idea of passive income for renting your home sounds appealing to many. Across the globe, Airbnb has become an increasingly popular method for homeowners to get some extra cash for hosting tourists within their own country. In the province of Quebec, Airbnb is legal and flourishing. However for those interested in pursuing the path of temporary rentals, there are rules and regulations they should learn as to not traverse into unwanted territory (to the tune of a potential 50,000$ fine for non-conformity). So to all renters, be aware, before choosing the path of room and board.

Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking of renting out a property that is not your primary residence as an Airbnb host, an application must be done for a “Certification of Classification.” Essentially this means that an inspection must be done by the Corporation de l’Industrie Touristique du Quebec (CITQ), which concludes whether or not your dwelling is adequately clean, safe and of quality to rent to tourists. Hosts must also obtain 2 million dollar liability insurance.

Taxes

Airbnb automatically collects lodging tax. It is then remitted to Revenu Quebec. Make sure to verify with the provincial and municipal administration to verify what tax on lodging you may be subjected to for each time you rent your home.

By Laws

If you are the owner of a condo or a co-op, it is important to confirm the rules and regulations of your co-ownership agreement. Many buildings in Montreal do not have the same by-laws, and some are stricter than others. Your goal to rent via Airbnb might be forbidden in your building, and there are various consequences to breaking the rules drawn up by your board. Sometimes, rules also extend to what borough you reside in. For example, in some parts of Ville Marie, Airbnb rentals are restricted. So it is important to not only check your building by laws, but the by laws of your borough.

Insurance

The moment a “guest” of your home gives you money for the roof over their heads, your insurance policy as a basic home owner must change. Most home owner insurance policies cover family and friends as your guests, but once access to your property becomes something that generates money, this is considered a higher risk, and thus puts you in a different risk bracket. It is vital to do your insurance research before renting out through Airbnb to ensure that you are fully covered, and covered properly.

 

Overall, contact the CITQ, the Regie du Logement, a lawyer or tax professional to determine whether your Airbnb rental is legal, before sealing the deal online by yourself!

 

Spring is here, contact me today for a home evaluation! What are your real estate goals for 2019? Whether you have questions about your home or if you’d like to discuss your next move, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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Significant Price Reduction & Open House! 3775 Grey Ave.

Westmount Adjacent Home with Westmount Land

Bright & sunny Westmount adj. semi-detached. Well maintained. Large kitchen with walk-in pantry & breakfast nook over looking patio & beautiful private garden. Large dining room open to the living room perfect for entertaining. Ground floor powder-room. 4 bedrooms. semi finished basement with full bath & laundry room. Driveway & 2-car garage. A/C.

3775 Grey Avenue, Montreal QC
Price: $1,395,000

 

Open House Sunday April 28 from 2-4pm

Come take a look for yourself!

 

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Breakfast Television Segment! Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

 

Breakfast Television : Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

This week I was able to share some of Montreal’s real estate dos and don’ts on Breakfast Television. How the new CHMC/RRSP affects first time buyers and what some of the steps are to prepare yourself to compete in this sellers market. Thank you to the BT team and Joanne Vrakas.

 

Happy Easter & Passover!

Wishing you a happy Easter and a joyful and healthy Passover. Warmest thoughts and wishes to you and your family on this occasion. Spring is here, contact me today for a home evaluation! What are your real estate goals for 2019? Whether you have questions about your home or if you’d like to discuss your next move, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

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