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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, plenty of shops are offering up deals and discounts right now.

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A new report by Sotheby's International Realty Canada found that the sale of luxury homes in Montreal skyrocketed in the first half of 2021, as did the sale of condos

"Overall, the City of Montreal saw 990 $1 million–plus residential real estate transactions," including condos, attached and single-family homes, "in the first half of 2021, an increase of 112% from the same period in 2020," the report states.

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Women make up over half of the Canadian population, but when it comes to owning a business, they're seriously underrepresented — less than 16% of entrepreneurs in Canada are women.

When women do take on leadership positions, they become role models for young girls and pave the way for pay equality.

Women-led businesses also create new jobs four times faster than the national average and create companies at double the national average, so why do they account for so little of Canadian entrepreneurs?

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Bad news for first-time buyers: Montreal-area home prices are through the roof.

The median price for single-family homes in Montreal soared 28% from February last year to $460,000, "$100,000 more than just 12 months ago," according to a report from the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers.

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Quebecers are getting high and that means the Société québécoise du cannabis' (SQDC) profits are, too.

In fact, the latest numbers from the SQDC show that the agency sold $173 million worth of product in its third quarter, between September 13, 2020, and January 2, 2021.

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Forbes has released its annual "Best Employers in Canada" list for 2021 and many of the country's best companies are headquartered in Quebec — and some of them have jobs available.

Here are six of the most interesting jobs currently open at Quebec's "best employers."

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A Canadian sex toy retailer just ranked Montreal the 12th sexiest city in Canada.

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A new report shows that December was another record month for the Montreal real estate market, despite a holiday season marked by stricter COVID-19 protocols. 

According to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB)'s real estate market statistics for the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, sales were up 32% overall last month compared to December 2019. 

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In a press release from the Montreal police on December 1, we're told that "Criminals have taken advantage of the increase in online transactions since the beginning of the pandemic."

At the moment, the SPVM is warning of four major online scams: calls about your debit card, fake iPhones, buying pets online, and video game consoles sales. 

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Montreal’s surging real estate market appears pandemic-proof, according to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). The QPAREB released a report on Montreal’s real estate market on Tuesday, and both prices and the number of sales rose dramatically in October compared to the same month last year.

"With a historic 37% jump in sales in October, the Montreal CMA maintained a strong increase in sales and a substantial decrease in active listings in the outlying areas of the Island of Montreal," said Charles Brant, director of market analysis at the QPAREB, in a statement.

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We've finally made it to the end of summer and although that sounds like a bad thing, the weather is still beautiful so there's nothing to be sad about at all! 

READ ALSO: Toronto Vs. Montreal: Where Should You Be Living?

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The sales in Montreal right now are crazy good. There's basically been a massive sale every week since the beginning of August because stores are trying to get rid of last season's line to make room for their new lines for fall! 

READ ALSO: Montreal's Dirty Dogs Giving Out Free Poutine This Weekend

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