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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Last Unit Available in Onyx! #907

Last Unit Available in Onyx! #907

Welcome to Onyx. Sleek and modern condos in an ideal location. This unit features large windows, high ceilings, and a large private balcony with beautiful city views. Designer finishings, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern flooring and a great layout for entertaining.

Ideally located in one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods. With a walk score of 91, this truly is an ideal location. Dozens of cafés, restaurants, groceries stores, major hospitals, and multiple modes of transportation all at your door. Ideal for a student attending the University of Montreal, Brébeuf or HEC.

3300 Av. Troie #907, Côte-des-Neiges
Price: $299,900 + GST/QST

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SOLD FOR ASKING! Onyx #103

Beautiful turn-key unit in Onyx! Designer finishings, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern flooring and a great layout for entertaining.

 

 

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New Listing! 441 President Kennedy #209

Upscale Condo in The Quartier des Spectacles

The Concorde – Superb, upscale condo situated in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. Fabulous central location across from the metro, steps to McGill and UQAM. This luxurious corner unit features quality finishes, a stunning kitchen, spacious open living area and two great sized bedrooms. Secure, well maintained building with doorman and gym.

441 President Kennedy #209, Ville-Marie
Asking price: $449,000

 

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Beautiful Tour des Canadiens Condo! Unit 1811

Stunning condo in the renowned TDC Tower

Beautiful 1 bedroom + den condo in Tour des Canadiens Phase 1, one of the most sought-after buildings in downtown Montreal. This unit offers breathtaking views, high-end finishings and comes with all the luxury amenities you could dream of.

The incredible location is only steps away from the heart of downtown Montreal and offers easy underground access to the metro, the Bell Center, shopping, restaurants and more. Storage included. Option to purchase fully furnished.

1288 Av. des Canadiens-de-Montréal apt. 1811, Ville-Marie
Asking price: $485,000
Parking (P2-29) can be sold with the unit for an additional $90,000.

 

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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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Rental Listings! Opportunities in Westmount, Montreal-Ouest and Kirkland

 

Great Rental Properties

 

 

662 Ave, Murray Hill, Westmount

Rent: $6,000

Superb semi-detached with garage in the heart of Westmount. Bright, airy living areas with numerous updates make for a happy and calm atmosphere. 4+1 bed, 3+1 bath.

 

4 Radcliffe Rd., Montreal-Ouest

Rent: $1,425

Spacious and fully renovated upper apartment. Features 3 large bedrooms and 1 full bathroom with shower and bath combo.

 

 

17112 Ch. Ste-Marie, Kirkland

Rent: $3,600

Fully renovated 2nd floor space perfect for an office, on a quiet street in a residential area. Beautiful heated walkway and a large parking lot. 3 closed offices and 2 open concept workstations.

 

 

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New Listing & Open House! 4684 Grosvenor Ave.

Open House for Exceptionally Renovated Turn-Key Condo

Beautifully renovated, turn key, Westmount adjacent, undivided condo with front parking pad. Steps away from private schools, elementary schools & parks. 9 foot ceilings throughout give great volume & airiness. Oak floors throughout. Thoughtfully designed 3 bedroom & 2 bath, with open concept living area.

Stunning kitchen outfitted with top of the line appliances & heated floors. Great for entertaining. Sun drenched terrace with gas point for BBQ. 2 full bathrooms, with shower & 1 with a bathtub, European wall mounted toilets and heated floors. The laundry room is extremely well outfitted & finished. Rare in its quality and finishings.

4684 Avenue Grosvenor, Montreal QC
Price: 895,000$

 

Open House Sunday March 24 from 2-4pm

Come take a look for yourself! This condo is an absolute must-see.

 

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