Real Estate

Snapshot of the Kirkland QC Real Estate Market

Posted on Apr 21, 2016 in Real Estate

By now you’ve probably seen the headlines exalting the quick pace of the Montreal real estate market in the first quarter of 2016. Here’s a focus on one of the micro-markets where I work a lot: Kirkland QC.

First Quarter Sales of Kirkland Single Family Homes

Q1 2016: 49 homes sold, median sold price of $453,000, average of 70 days on market before se...

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Real Estate in the ‘Hood – 2015 Review

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 in Real Estate

Overall, 2015 was a good year for real estate in the ‘hood.

And by ‘hood, I mean Pointe-Claire South West – south of the 20 from blvd. St. Jean heading west to Pointe-Claire Avenue – and Beaconsfield South East – south of the 20 from Jasper to St. Charles.

It’s an area where we get to enjoy views like the one below any time we want…as well as the bes...

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3 things I thought I knew about selling real estate – before I actually started selling real estate

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 in Real Estate

Here are 3 things I thought I knew about selling real estate, before I actually started selling real estate.

#1 – Before

“There’s no excuse for a house not looking great in MLS pictures. And seriously? You couldn’t get the cat out of the bedroom long enough to take a picture?”


Sometimes real life gets in the way of a home looking smashing in pict...

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Is Your Real Estate Broker/Agent “With It”?

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 in Real Estate

With more than 10,000 real estate brokers (formerly called agents) in the greater Montreal area, choosing someone to represent you in the sale or purchase of a home is a little like shopping for cereal at a grocery store in the U.S.: the choices are endless.

If you make the wrong choice of cereal, you dump out the box and move on. If you make the wr...

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Legislating Common Sense: More Tidbits from the New Quebec Real Estate Brokerage Act

Posted on Sep 03, 2010 in Real Estate

The new Real Estate Brokerage Act came into effect here in Quebec on May 1, 2010. I’ve written about this previously, but in July, I attended my mandatory training on the new laws and learned a few more tidbits.

1. What’s the name of that dude who showed up at our Christmas party the year we had a Michael Jackson moonwalk contest?

This will come as a...

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I Got a Promotion…and Other Changes to Real Estate Law in Quebec

Posted on Jun 29, 2010 in Real Estate

I got a promotion but I swear I’m not bragging because it has everything to do with changes to real estate law in Quebec and nothing to do with anything I did to deserve the promotion. But I got it just the same, as did all real estate agents in Quebec. If you ever run into any legal issues regarding any of your real estate, then consider getting h...

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