Houses and Apartments for Rent in Montreal

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Montreal Houses and Apartments for Rent

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Overview of Montreal, QC rentals

Houses for rent in Montreal, QC are easy to filter and browse through on Point2 Homes. Whether you’re looking for apartments for rent, furnished apartments, condos, single family homes, studio apartments, townhouses or any other rentals, you can get a list of properties based on your needs with just a few clicks.

There are 255 houses and apartments for rent in Montreal, QC

Rental homes in Montreal, QC on Point2 Homes are displayed with important additional information, such as property type, square footage and amenities, and the name and contact information of the real estate agent handling the property. You can also learn whether there have been significant price drops in the rent during the last 6 months. Whether you’re looking for rental apartments or generally homes for rent in Montreal, QC, on Point2 Homes you can tell whether you’re close to the amenities you need at a glance, by using the map view. And if you know exactly where you want your apartment to be in Montreal, QC, you can simply use the polygon or radius tools to draw around the area you’re interested in, and Point2 Homes will instantly show you all the rental homes there.

How much is rent in Montreal, QC?

There are two ways in which you can find apartments for rent based on price on Point2 Homes: you can either set the minimum and maximum price range yourself, or you can simply sort all the available houses for rent based on price, if you want to browse a wider range of rental homes. Once you’ve found a rental you’re interested in, all you have to do to get in touch with the listing agent is check the listing detail page – all the contact information you need will be there. If you’d rather start with expert advice, getting in touch with professional agents in Montreal, QC is very simple on Point2 Homes. Simply go to Tools in the menu and find an agent. You get a list of featured agents in Montreal, QC, all knowledgeable and eager to help.

CITY GUIDE
MONTREAL, QUEBEC

Montreal is a city in the province of Quebec. The city is predominantly Francophone, as 66% of the population has French as their first language. Although French-speaking individuals dominate the city, certain areas tend to have more English-speaking people than others. Statistics Canada has reported a 94% satisfaction rate of the quality of life in the city. Montreal has a vibrant culture, being the host of many festivals celebrating film and the arts. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in the city as well. A variety of bars, restaurants and bakeries are also easy to find in Montreal.

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal, Quebec
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Real Estate Market Overview

Montreal has a high inventory, especially in regards to single-family homes. These homes, however, were still in demand and sold just fine. This was also the trend in regards to condominiums, but these units tend to have lower prices. Despite the high inventory, there is a new tower being built with 140 condos in the Downtown area. The city has seen foreign buyers showing interest in what Montreal has to offer because of the stable Canadian Dollar. Affordability is also a key factor in their interest. Housing in Montreal continues to be more affordable for buyers than it isin other major urban centres nearby.


Rental Market

Montreal provides a great opportunity for affordability. The growth rate in price has been extremely low in the city, and has been increasing at around 2% each year. Around half of Montreal’s apartment buildings have less than 100 units. The price of renting is very low in the city compared to other cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, but the buildings in Montreal are commonly older than those in these urban centres. The rental vacancy rate in the city is 3.9% and it is expected to rise. In the future, more focus is expected to be on rental housing for seniors. The housing market in Montreal is actually dominated by renters, mostly in high-rise apartment buildings and duplexes. Single-detached homes aren’t as plentiful as these types of properties.

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Employment

Being bilingual in the city of Montreal is a valuable asset for job seekers. Since the city is primarily French-speaking, being fluent in the language will be a requirement or valuable skill for many jobs. A great opportunity for many job seekers in Montreal is the A&W Restaurants chain, which is opening 70 restaurants throughout the province. This will create more jobs for job seekers in the city and the province alike. Cactus Montreal is another organization that is looking to hire more individuals. In a competition held by The Montreal Gazette and Mediacorp Canada Inc., a few of the top employers in the city are Air Canada, L’Oréal Canada Inc., and ALDO Group Inc.


Transportation

There are many ways to get from place to place in the city of Montreal. As for public transit, the city has a bus system and a subway system. Both are run by the Société de transport de Montreal. The company also provides a Paratransit service for anyone who experiences problems with mobility. In the summertime, a ferry service runs for the convenience of pedestrians and cyclists. Additionally, the city has designated bike paths and provides a rental service for anyone looking to rent a bicycle. National and International travel is accommodated by the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. There is also a second airport in the city called the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport.

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Schools

The city is home to a number of school boards that offer schooling in the French and English languages. The two English school boards in the city are: Lester B. Pearson School Board and English Montreal School Board. The three French language school boards are:Commission scolaire de Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Commission scolaire de Montreal and Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île. The city is also home to a large number of universities and colleges. There are four English colleges, including Dawson College and Vanier College. There are also 11 French language colleges including Cégep du Vieux Montreal and CollegeAhuntsic. Private colleges are also available in the city.


Family Life

Montreal is a great place for family life. There are plenty of places for families to get out and about, including parks, art centers and museums found around the city. Many performances and shows made for children make stops in the city and there are alsolive performances of children’s television programs. A few fun places for children are La Ronde, The Insectarium and the Montreal Science Centre. Daycare services are always nearby along with other services to make family life a little easier. Amenities are close by as well. The city also provides financial assistance for families who are purchasing a house in Montreal.

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