Your first home could be in Lévis.
Montreal's housing market may be punishingly expensive, enough that $300,000 can only buy an average of 500 square feet in the city. But outside of Montreal, elsewhere in the province, there are many more opportunities to snag a 1,000+ square foot home for less — sometimes much less — than 300 big ones.
Four-Bedroom Split-Level in Mauricie
The kitchen and living room.
Address: 800, 209e rue, Shawinigan (St-Georges-De-Champlain), Mauricie, QC
Details: This two-story home has an expansive fenced-in backyard and a rather swanky corner bath with just over 1,100 square feet of living space.
Three-Bedroom, One Bathroom Home in Montérégie
The front exterior of the home. Right: the living room with fireplace.
Address: 28, rue Boucher, St-Paul-De-L'Ile-Aux-Noix, Montérégie (Rive-Sud Montréal), QC
Details: This home comes with a fenced and landscaped backyard perfect for a small family, with extra storage in a shed in the back.
Lakeside Two-Bedroom in Chaudière-Appalaches
View of the home from the lake. Right: the living room with more lake views.
Address: 692, Grande Rue du Lac, St-Nérée, Chaudière-Appalaches, QC
Details: This 528-square-foot bungalow was renovated in 2021 and includes all furniture and appliances, just 50 minutes from Quebec City.
Three-Bedroom Home in Bas-Saint-Laurent
The front of the house. Right: the dining area and kitchen.
Address: 160, rue Saint-Pierre O., Ste-Luce (Luceville), Bas-Saint-Laurent, QC
Details: This bungalow has one and a half bathrooms and a backyard with no neighbours, so you can see the full splendour of the sunset just 15 minutes from the nearest ski center.
Two-Story Three-Bedroom in Estrie
The home from the front yard. Right: the dining area and living space.
Address: 74, chemin de la Perdrix, Notre-Dame-Des-Bois, Estrie, QC
Details: This 900-square-foot home sits on a landscaped lot an hour from Lake Mégantic, with ATV trails and fishing nearby.
Three-Bedroom Home in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
The front of the home, with driveway. Right: the living space.
Address: 2135, rue Gilbert, Jonquière (Arvida), Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, QC
Details: This home features a large patio, heated floors in the kitchen and bathroom, and good access to nearby daycares, schools and groceries.
Four-Bedroom, Two-Story Home in Québec Rive-Nord
The front of the house and driveway. Right: the dining area and kitchen.
Address: 767, rue des Calcédoines, Charlesbourg, Québec Rive-Nord, QC
Details: This two-and-a-half-bath house features a green but closed-in private backyard and is walking distance to most necessities, including a pharmacy.
Three-Bedroom Family Home in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
The back of the house, including patio and backyard. Right: the cozy dining area.
Address: 2749, rue Couture, Jonquière (Arvida), Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, QC
Details: This home is located steps from a skatepark (cool factor) and includes a landscaped private backyard on top of its over 1,000 square feet of living space.
Three-Bedroom Semi-Detached in Chaudière-Appalaches
The front of the home. Right: the kitchen island/breakfast nook.
Address: 617, rue Laval, Ste-Marie, Chaudière-Appalaches, QC
Details: With a fabulous backyard and large dining room, this home 25 minutes from Quebec City is located in a family-friendly neighbourhood with schools.