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This Interactive Map Lets Quebecers Register Their Rent To Stop Unfair Increases

Instead of waiting for the government, a nonprofit has created its own citizen rent registry.

If you've looked for an apartment in Montreal recently, you're probably all-too-familiar with rising rents, line-ups for apartment visits and the general feeling of helplessness that comes with living through a housing crisis.

But a Quebec nonprofit is trying to put the agency back into the hands of local renters. La Base, an organization that works to create, operate and support open data projects, has built a citizens' rent registry, providing the public with a place to review rent prices online before committing to a lease.

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How Much You'll Pay For Rent In One Of Montreal's Most Expensive And Least Expensive Areas

According to a new report by liv.rent.

A new rental market report shared with MTL Blog by the website liv.rent has revealed some drastic geographic differences in the cost of a Montreal apartment as we head into August.

While the city is still not close to having the most expensive average rent prices in Canada, the cost of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in Montreal will definitely make you sweat.

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16% (?!?!) Of Young Montreal Homeowners Own More Than One Property, According To A Survey

Meanwhile, some of us can't even RENT one property.

According to a survey by Royal LePage, some young Montreal homeowners own more than one property. In fact, 16% of homeowning poll respondents between the ages of 18 and 35 said this was the case.

Even though the rental market is stressed these days, a number of "secondary property owners" don't actually use their second property for rental income, Royal LePage reports.

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This Lovely $349K House For Sale In Gaspésie Has The Sea Right In Its Backyard (PHOTOS)

It looks like a postcard!

If you love the Gaspé Peninsula, you'll probably fall in love with this house for sale in the Quebec region, too. With the Gulf of the Saint Lawrence River passing directly through its backyard, this property makes you feel like you're on vacation all year round — and, at an asking price of $349,000, it's actually less expensive than a Montreal condo.

The charming one-and-a-half-storey home is located in the town of Cap d'Espoir on a lot of over 43,000 square feet.

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Montreal Is Getting 23 New Affordable Homes For Indigenous Women In Difficult Situations

People living there won't spend more than 25% of their income on housing.

The Government of Canada has just announced an investment in Montreal to build 23 affordable homes for Indigenous women and children in difficult situations.

The $1.7 million in funding will go to the "construction of a second-stage house for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal (NWSM)." These homes will be highly affordable and will provide the people living there with access to support and community services, as well as a social pediatrics clinic.

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This Chic Quebec Home For Sale Will Make You Want To Live In Shipping Containers (PHOTOS)

Just a 1.5 hour drive from Montreal.

From swimming pools to shopping complexes to Airbnbs, people are finding new uses for shipping containers and it's not just because they look cute. They're durable, cost-effective and can be highly energy efficient. This $435,000 house for sale in the Laurentians — about an hour and a half from Montreal — is made from five steel shipping containers and it's no exception.

The listing describes this property as a "unique and modern house" with "unparalleled energy efficiency" and a "breathtaking panoramic view."

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