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5 Signs That You’ve Picked The Best Real Estate Agent

There are thousands of Real Estates Agents across the country, so which should you trust when you need to buy or sell a home? Narrow down your options by looking for these 5 signs that indicate your Agent is trustworthy: 1. You’re impressed with how they represent you and themselves You don’t have to be head over heels in love with your real estate agent, but you need to at least enjoy being...

7 Tips To Help You Choose The Best Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest transactions you will ever make in your life, so arming yourself with the very best person to assist you is essential. Often, people select a real estate agent based on a recommendation from a friend or family member. This isn’t wrong, and it certainly isn’t a bad place to start, but you should also do a bit of your own due diligence to...

First-Time Homebuyer? These Rebates, Credits Can Save You Money

Canadians can save thousands of dollars with government programs. Purchasing a house in Canada is tricky at the best of times, but getting into the property market for the first time is especially tough. To help with some of the costs of buying your initial home, there exists a range of programs for eligible first-time homebuyers. It’s a good idea to learn about these programs to avoid leaving money...

Montreal’s residential real estate market shrank in May, but prices did not!

Montreal’s residential real estate market shrank for a second straight month in May, though prices continued to climb despite the health-related lockdown. Residential property sales in the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area tumbled 41 per cent last month, with 3,286 transactions recorded, according to data released Friday by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers. Prices for...

Developers still upbeat on Montreal condo, apartment market!

The demand for new condos and rental housing has remained stable in Montreal despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but that picture could change if the unemployment rate remains high and immigration rates fall. Those were some of the conclusions from three of the city’s major residential developers at a June 12 webinar on real estate development and the residential market in Montreal. The event, presented by...

Home construction is proving more resilient to COVID-19 crisis than other sectors of the economy

  Canadian housing starts rose in May from the month before, signalling that home construction is one area of the economy that so far is escaping the COVID-19 pandemic with relatively little disruption, economists say. Housing starts rose to 193,500 annualized units in May, from 166,500 in April. Starts in Quebec were not included in April’s tally because the province shut down its...

BEHROOZ DAVANI, TOP MONTREAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS OF 2018 ANNOUNCED BY RATE-MY-AGENT.COM

(Montreal, QC, January 25th, 2020) The top Montreal real estate agents for 2019 have been announced by Rate-My-Agent.com. The review site compiled and published a list of top 10 Montreal agents based on ratings and reviews received during the past year. Behrooz Davani has been selected by consumers as the best real estate agent in Montreal for a second year in a row. Unlike other agent ranking...

Good news for Griffintown residents! Griffintown is getting an elementary school

MONTREAL - Griffintown is getting its first elementary school, the CSDM announced on Wednesday. In recent years, the neighbourhood has become an important business hub, home to several technology companies. Many of its residents live in modern condos. But the city has promised to make the neighbourhood more welcoming to families, to build parks, bike paths and now a school. The elementary school...

COVID-19 pandemic prompts urbanites to rethink ‘grand bargain’ of dense city living

MONTREAL — The densely populated slums of Montreal’s Griffintown were the subject of a famous 1897 study by businessman and philanthropist Herbert Ames, whose work on the disease-ridden tenements influenced generations of urban planners on how to develop healthy cities. Ames’s study, “The City Below the Hill,” is just one example, say academics in urban planning, of how the development of...

Real Estate Industry Criticizes CMHC’s ‘Irresponsible,’ ‘Panic-Inducing’ House Price Forecast

CMHC president Evan Siddall speaks to the Canadian Club of Toronto, Thurs. June 1, 2017. Siddall is taking criticism from real estate industry insiders over a pessimistic forecast for Canadian housing. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press) MONTREAL ― Members of Canada’s real estate and mortgage lending industries have lashed out at the head of the country’s government-run...

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