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Hip begins where the Mile Ends

Oh no. The Plateau has become too popular. The word is out that it’s cool. And now uncool people are moving in, trying to be cool. “Eeep!” said the hipsters. “Too mainstream! Run away! No true art comes [...]


Pre-acceptance inspection : a home-buying essential

Almost every single new home is covered by a guarantee program. For the guarantee to fully apply, it is standard procedure for the buyer to complete a pre-acceptance inspection in the presence of the builder. This inspection marks [...]


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10 and a half reasons to stay in Montreal

So you’re thinking of doing it – of packing up, moving hearth and home, and starting afresh in a new city. It’s just so hard to decide which one. I can help you with that. Here’s why Montreal [...]


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Getting to the Point … St. Charles

You’re a complex person. You want it all, a downtown location that puts you right at the center of action, and a calm, comforting homestead that you can return to after a long day’s work. You’re seeking an [...]


Fresh and healthy food all year long

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler. Very soon, your favourite markets will be putting on their final show of the season with a glorious array of apples and pumpkins. How you wish you [...]


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Divided and Undivided Co-Ownership: Know the difference

Within the housing market, you’ll find two types of property co-ownership that are important to differentiate: divided co-ownership and undivided co-ownership. Divided Co-Ownership Better known as a condominium, divided co-ownership of a property includes private areas and common [...]


Old Montreal: Paris and poutine

We watch too many movies. And when we do, we are brainwashed into thinking that everything worth seeing, everyone worth falling in love with, and the only logical backdrop for one’s life is either in New York or [...]


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Rosemont–La Petite Patrie: a natural choice

Okay, I admit it. I have been seduced. Among the 19 boroughs in Montreal that have been vying for my attention, offering an enticing variety of lifestyles, pace and culture, I have fallen for Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie. Here’s why: 1. [...]


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Montreal area activities to get your blood flowing

Rumour has it that fall is coming to Montreal, and there’s no better time to get out there and enjoy some fresh-air activities.  Whether you’re a newly-arrived student, a family with a penchant for the wild side, or [...]


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Buying a new home? Rest insured!

When buying a new property, we readily consider the down payment, notary fees, welcome tax and inspection costs, but we often forget the expenses related to insurance. As a new home buyer, however, you will be faced with [...]