Any cheesy Christmas movie fan has felt the urge to move to a snowy remote village during the holidays at least once in their life. And this Quebec cottage for sale an hour and a half from Montreal feels like the perfect place to live a moment like this out.
Located in West Bolton in the Montérégie region, this rustic home will immerse the new owners in a fairytale setting worthy of a Sunday afternoon movie. The well-known realtor in this area, Elise Delorme, confirmed with MTL Blog that "the transaction is being finalized this week and that [they] have received several offers."
When you walk up the stairs to the second floor, you see two bathrooms, two bedrooms and an office that could also be used as a bedroom. Each room is equipped with large windows that allow you to admire the entire property.
A family room, a bedroom and a laundry room are located in the basement. For movie lovers, the living room could easily be transformed into a home theatre or a game room for those who prefer a little action in their day-to-day.
The huge lot located on Glen Mountain, between Mount Gauvin and Mount Foster is a perfect little paradise for those who like the typical cottage, but with a modern touch.
It's no secret that Adele came to Quebec to film the music video for her recent single, "Easy On Me," at Sutton vineyard Domaine Dumont Chapelle Sainte-Agnès. The property is now on the market for just under $5.5 million for anyone who wants to live like an aristocrat.
Adele is known for choosing lavish sets for her music videos, and Domaine Dumont Chapelle Sainte-Agnès is no exception. The 173-acre property consists of the vineyard and six buildings, including the manor house built in 1846, a chapel, a guest house, and a literal castle with a reception hall. There are a total of 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms on the estate.
This property presents opportunities for the entrepreneurial homeowner. It is, after all, an operating vineyard, with over 7,000 growing vines. Previously, the property was a tourist attraction, offering tours for $50 per person for groups of six to eight people. Tourists were offered a tour of the vineyard, chapel, and wine cellars, as well as ice wine tastings.
There are an astounding 11,000 trees on the property, many of which are tapped each spring for maple syrup. Several of the buildings could also be used for other business ventures.
Domaine Dumont Chapelle Sainte-Agnès is in Sutton, just one hour and 45 minutes from Montreal and close to the U.S. border.
Adele's music video was filmed in the manor's red ballroom (shown above).
Originally built in 1947, the main house only has seven rooms, including two bedrooms, one bathroom and a powder room, so it's far from palatial, but it still packs a lot of splendour into a relatively small space.
If you were planning to buy a home in Montreal, you might want to do it quickly because next year, you might not even be able to afford it. According to Royal LePage's home price forecast, the median home price in Greater Montreal is set to increase by 8% — to $564,800 — by the end of 2022.
The 8% increase represents the aggregate forecast for home prices in 2022. This factors in both single-family homes and condominiums. Royal LePage forecasts detached single-family homes will see the largest price increase.
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In the fourth quarter of 2021, the median price of a detached single-family home in the Montreal area was an estimated $595,000. By the last quarter of 2022, it could increase by around 9%, according to the report. This means that the median home price would be $648,600 — a jump of $53,600.
Needless to say, $53,600 could mean a world of difference to Montrealers who are in the market for a new house.
Condos in Montreal, meanwhile, remain slightly more affordable — but not by much, to be honest. In Q4 2021, Royal LePage estimated that the median price of a condo in the Montreal area was $420,000. But they're also set to see a marked price increase if the forecasts come to pass.
Royal LePage sees the median price of a Montreal condo increasing by $27,300, or 6.5%, to $447,300.
If you think that's bad, the rest of Canada has it much worse. In Toronto, for instance, the median condo price is forecasted to increase by 12% — one of the highest increases in the country.
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The only things missing from this Quebec mansion are a snake pit and a helipad. The house, which sits on an estate overlooking the Lac des Deux-Montagnes in Oka, is fit for a Bond villain with a grand, glossy interior, valley vistas and an outdoor entertainment area complete with an infinity pool that juts out into the lake itself.
Other notable features include a game room, home cinema and wine cellar.
In the first-floor living area, 14-foot ceilings and immense windows capture the wide lakeside views while rich wood ceilings, earthy accents and a fireside conversation pit create intimacy in an otherwise cavernous lair.
The living and dining rooms are joined by double-sided fireplaces and, outside, a veranda that runs the length of the lakefront façade.