Re-opening of Real Estate in Montreal Amid COVID19

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Buying

I hope you’re all doing well, and you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We in the Nouwens Gurberg household are doing reasonably well. My husband and I are still speaking to each other, and our young adult sons still emerge from their rooms or the basement from time to time to eat all of our food. Most importantly, we’re all healthy...

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A word on our blistering hot real estate market

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Buying

If you know me, you know that I’m pretty temperate in the tone of my blogs and emails, that I don’t get off on ramping people up unnecessarily, and that I would never scream “Now is the time to sell!” just to artificially ramp up business.

So it is somewhat surprising that I find myself compelled to tell you that NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL!

Ask any Mont...

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Backyard Beauties Among Montreal West Island Homes for Sale

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 in Buying

Among Montreal West Island homes for sale, we find many, many backyard beauties.  Here’s a sampling of some I have sold. I could spend all day in these oases. Couldn’t you?

     So much space.

     Zen? Here you go.

     Country in the city.

     Pathway to romance.

     Insert hammock here.

     Heated, stone cabana.

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Did you consider location before your property flip flopped?

Posted on Apr 08, 2011 in Buying

Did you consider location before your flip flopped? I didn’t think so. So here comes some tough love.

When you first saw the house on Centris, it was probably too good to be true. Or, rather, it was so bad it was good.  But here’s the thing: Even when you flip houses, the 3 most important things in real estate are still location, location, location.


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The Dreaded “P” Word in Montreal Real Estate: Pyrite

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in Buying

You’ve found the perfect home for you and your family. You and the seller have come to an agreement on price.  And as a responsible home buyer, you get the property inspected.  While in the garage, and then in the basement, the inspector says, “Hmmmm, those cracks in the floor may be due to pyrite. Better get it tested to know for sure.”

At this point...

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I am not a Venus Flytrap: my promise to Montreal West Island home buyers and sellers.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010 in Buying

I may be a Montreal real estate broker, but I am not a Venus Flytrap.  This is my promise to you, Montreal West Island home buyers and sellers.
I look nothing like a Venus Flytrap, I think…

I know you feel compelled to wipe out your caller ID when you call me. I know you weigh the pros and cons of giving me your address with the gravity of considering...

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