The prettier the house, the happier I am; so you can imagine that I'm super thrilled to live in Montreal, where it seems like every single home is more gorgeous than the last.
Especially this incredibly stunning property I stumbled upon through Sotheby's.
This home, in Westmount's Summit Circle is beyond breathtaking.
Not only is it gorgeous, but it's also got tons of features - including a pool, a 2-car garage (with parking for 5 cars in the driveway), terrasses for days, tons of space, and all-around good home vibes.
But the best part? Definitely the view. From the balcony, you can basically see the whole entire city.
Feast your eyes on these glorious pictures, guys.
Check out the full listing on Sotheby's right here.
Median condo prices in the Montreal area are up 20% compared to last August, according to a report by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). But some areas saw even bigger price increases.
The report looked at several general areas within the greater metro area, including Montreal Island, the North and South Shore, Laval, and the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Of these, the report shows the North Shore saw the biggest increase in median condo prices between August 2020 and August 2021 with a 27% jump.
The QPAREB used data from Centris for the report and calculated median prices by dividing "all transactions into two equal parts: 50 percent of transactions concluded at a lower price than the median price and 50 percent concluded at a higher price."
The association noted that "some transactions may be excluded from the calculation to obtain a more meaningful median price."
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.
On the main floor, there are two large living rooms as well as a kitchen and dining room that overlook the waterfront with their large windows. Upstairs, you'll find three bedrooms and a full bathroom. The house also has a powder room and wood stove.
New data on the average rent price in Montreal suggests you'll have to look outside of the city's most popular neighbourhoods if you're looking for an apartment for under $1,000 per month... at least for now.
The data, compiled by liv.rent for its March Rent Report and shared with MTL Blog, shows average prices in nine areas on Montreal Island: the Plateau-Mont-Royal, downtown, Saint-Henri and Westmount, Verdun, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-des-Neiges, Saint-Laurent, Ahuntsic–Cartierville, and Villeray–Parc-Extension.
What's the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment?
The breakdown for an unfurnished one-bedroom in each of the nine areas is as follows:
Saint-Henri and Westmount: $1,325/month
How about a two-bedroom?
This is what average rents for unfurnished two-bedrooms look like:
Saint-Henri and Westmount: $1,850/month
Where has rent gone up?
Despite these seemingly steep prices, liv.rent has also seen rent decrease in some of these areas since its February Rent Report.
In the Plateau and Saint-Laurent, for example, average prices for an unfurnished one-bedroom fell by 4.33% and 4.48%, respectively.
Verdun and Villeray–Parc-Extension, meanwhile, saw average one-bedroom rent increases of 6.69% and 7.19%, respectively.
According to a company spokesperson, liv.rent compiled this information by evaluating a broad range of postings (from apartments to townhouses and detached houses) on Craigslist, Zumper, Padmapper, Kijiji, Realtor.ca, and Centris.ca.
The evaluation excluded properties with rents of over $5,000 per month, room rentals and shared accommodations.
Speaking of friends, there's lots of space to have everyone over for a house-warming party (when it's safe to do so, of course) including two grand balconies. And wine-wise? There's a totally showstopping wine cellar to keep the drinks coming all night long.