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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Market Analysis

April 2017
Large Increase in Migration and in the Number of Non-Permanent Residents in Québec in 2016

The Institut de la statistique du Québec recently published its 2016 provisional statistics on international and interprovincial migration in Québec.

Net migration in the province stood at 34,632 individuals last year, a 25 per cent increase compared to 2015. This was due to strong international migration (46,609 individuals). On the other hand, interprovincial net migration remained in negative territory (-11,977), as more Quebecers left the province to settle elsewhere in Canada than the opposite.

The most notable result in these provisional data is undoubtedly the fact that the number of non-permanent residents1 in Québec exploded to 10,976 in 2016, which is the highest it has been in almost 30 years (1988). This is partly due to the large influx of Syrian refugees. Click here for more information on the data published by the ISQ (in French).

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Monday, April 24, 2017

2248 Belvedere, Saint-Lazare: $545,000

2248 Place du Belvedere, Saint-Lazare, Quebec, Canada
Centris 23306245
Visite Libre: Sunday, April 30th
14:00 - 16:00

Located on a quiet  cul-de-sac in desirable Saddlebrook, this executive home is comfortable in size.  It features a large country kitchen, living room, dining room, main floor family room, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, finished basement (playroom, office + bedroom) and 2 car garage. The country style kitchen has quartz counter tops and a center island. The back yard is private.  Built in 1994 by Construction Daniel Guérand Inc. 

Située sur un cul-de-sac paisible dans Saddlebrook, cette maison est confortable. Elle offre grande cuisine, salon, salle à manger, salle familiale au rez-de-chaussée, 4 chambres, 2 salles de bain complètes, sous-sol fini (salle de jeux, bureau + chambre) et garage 2 voitures. La cuisine de style champêtre dispose de comptoirs en quartz et d'un îlot central. La cour arrière est privée. Construite en 1994 par Construction Daniel Guérand Inc.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just listed: 30 Portway, Pointe-Claire. $329,000

30 Portway, Pointe-Claire
 Well maintained Semi Detached cottage located on a quiet crescent near all amenities. This is an affordable home for first time home buyers and investors. Features: open concept main floor, kitchen with dinette, 2 bedrooms, updated bathroom, powder room, finished basement and fenced in backyard. Won’t last long. Call listing Broker for details.

This lovely end unit has a private and fenced in backyard. The 12’ x 8’ (Cabanons Fortin) cabana was purchased in 2013. The large back deck is perfect for relaxing and barbequing.

The open concept living room and kitchen/dinette has hardwood floors.

A compact kitchen is extremely functional and is equipped with all kitchen appliances.

The 2nd floor has brand new berber carpeting. The 2 bedrooms are spacious in size. The master bedroom has double closets and the 2nd bedroom has a walk in closet.
The upstairs bathroom has been tastefully renovated with separate shower and tub.
You can entertain in comfort in the finished playroom. There is a laundry room and a storage room in the basement.

Lot: 3,834 square feet
Hydro: $1,839.98 annual
Water Consumption Tax for 2016: $124.45
Berber carpeting on the 2nd floor: 2017
Baseboard heaters in 2 bedrooms: 2017
New baseboards and trim around windows in bedrooms: 2017
Deck painted: 2016
Driveway sealed: 2016
Front entrance/pave-uni stairs, landing and flower box: 2016
Side entrance/pave-uni stairs: 2016
Hot water tank: 2016
Entire house painted: 2015
Cabana, 8’ x 12’ (Cabanons Fortin): 2013
Hardwood floors: 2010
Bathroom renovated: 2010

33 Kilteevan, Hudson: O/House, Sunday, April 23rd

33 Kilteevan, Hudson
Open House: Sunday, April 23
14:00 - 16:00

This is the place to be! This well maintained bungalow is situated in the heart of the popular retirement community of Kilteevan. The open concept living room with cathedral ceiling is spacious and it opens onto the dining room.  The  eat in kitchen is bright and has tons of cupboards and counter space.  Features: 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, main floor laundry, lots of cupboards, garage, finished basement and gazebo with awning. Condo fees are $97/month. 

Plain-pied bien entretenu au cœur de la communauté de retraite Kilteevan. Plafond cathédrale au SAL spacieux à concept, ouvert ouvrant sur la SAM. CUI lumineuse avec beaucoup d'armoires et espace de comptoirs. 2 CAC, 3 SDB, salle de lavage au niveau principal, beaucoup de placards, garage, S-S fini et gazebo avec auvent. Frais de condo 97$/mois. 

This quiet retirement community is minutes from the Hudson village.
An inviting home with cathedral ceilings and open concept living room/dining room.
The comfortable living room has built in cabinetry and a gas fireplace.
The kitchen is full of sunshine and there is room for a kitchen table and 2 reading chairs.
There are two bedrooms and  2 full bathrooms.
The finished basement has a playroom, 2 offices, workshop, large closet and bathroom.
The practical main floor laundry is adjacent to the garage.
Wall mounted air conditioning unit.
Outdoor awning: 2017. $6,302.93
3 front windows replaced: February 2012. $4,011.48
2 Side windows replaced: 2011 (no receipts)
Roof re-shingled: September 2014. $7,781.51
Driveway redone: August 2016. $3,449.25.
French drains installed: September 2015. $5,035.80
Monthly condo fees: $97
Hydro: $183.97/month
Propane Gas for 2017: $640.55
Easy access to parks and trails.

Cette communauté de retraite paisible se trouve à quelques minutes du village d'Hudson.
Une maison accueillante avec des plafonds cathédrales et un salon/salle à manger à concept ouvert.
Le salon confortable offre des armoires intégrées et un foyer au gaz.
La cuisine est remplie de soleil avec espace pour une table de cuisine et 2 chaises de lecture.
Il y a deux chambres et 2 salles de bain complètes.
Sous-sol fini avec salle de jeux, 2 bureaux, un atelier, un grand placard et une salle de bain.
La salle de lavage pratique au niveau principal est adjacente au garage.
Climatiseur mural.
Auvent extérieur: 2017 - 6 302,93$
3 fenêtres avant remplacées: février 2012 -  4,011.48$
2 fenêtres latérales remplacées: 2011 (pas de reçus)
Toiture refaite: septembre 2014 - 7 781,51$
Allée refaite: août 2016 - 3 499,25$.
Drains français installés: septembre 2015 - 5 035,80$
Frais de condo mensuels: 97$
Hydro: 183,97$/mois
Gaz propane pour 2017: 640,55$
Accès facile aux parcs et aux sentiers.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Help for Saint-Lazare Homeowners in Landslide Risk Area

Quebec will cover most of an $8 million slope stabilization project in the Chaline Valley area of St-Lazare.

A March 28 information meeting for property owners affected by planned slope stabilization work in the Chaline Valley drew a large crowd of residents who wanted to hear details of what to expect, and how it will impact the properties touched by the landslide mitigation exercise.

The project will begin in winter 2018, and is expected to take over 15 weeks. About 7,000 truckloads of sensitive clay will be removed and replaced with rock-fill to help stabilize a stretch of slope along the Quinchien river that has been deemed at high risk for landslides, an approach recommended by engineers from the Transport Ministry that has been successfully used in other parts of Quebec.

About 74 per cent of the estimated cost of the project, or just over $5.9 million, will be covered by the province’s 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan Green Fund, with the remaining $2 million is to be funded by the municipality.

“I am pleased that this funding agreement has been signed between the Public Security Ministry and the City of St-Lazare,” stated Soulanges MNA Lucie Charlebois on Monday. “This partnership will protect more than 90 residences, 1.7 kilometres of municipal roads and a bridge. These families will soon have peace of mind as to the security of their home and their loved ones.”

The slope stabilization work will require temporary or permanent removal of accessory buildings, above-ground pools and septic systems on several lots, mainly located on Charbonneau, Chaline, Du Chêne and Du Calypso streets as well as on Place Cardin. The profile of some slopes will also be altered. When the work is completed, affected areas will be reseeded with native plants.

Owners of the properties that will be directly affected by the slope stabilization work were given information specific to their land, including aerial imagery annotated with information on how the profile of the slopes will change. Follow-up meetings with representatives from the town and provincial officials will be announced to answer further questions from affected homeowners.

More information on the Chaline Valley slope stabilization work is available on the town’s website at

Monday, March 27, 2017

432 St. Jean, Hudson, Quebec: Visite Libre, Dimanche, 2 Avril

432 St. Jean, Hudson
Centris 21383915
Visite Libre: Dimanche, 2 Avril
14:00 - 16:00

This charming Victorian style home is located on a picturesque lot in the heart of Hudson. You can relax on the front wrap around porch and enjoy the peace and quiet. The main floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen and sunroom.  The grounds are beautifully landscaped with luscious gardens. This home is walking distance to everything: shopping, train, pharmacy, medi-centre, banks and schools. A gem!
Cette charmante maison de style victorien est située sur un terrain pittoresque au cœur de Hudson. Vous pourrez vous détendre sur la véranda panoramique avant et profiter de la paix et la tranquillité.
L'étage principal dispose d'un salon, salle à manger, cuisine et solarium. Le terrain est magnifiquement aménagé avec des jardins luxuriants. Cette maison est à distance de marche de tout: commerces, gare, pharmacie, centre médical, les banques et les écoles. Un petit bijou!