With a strong economy and political stability, it’s no wonder that Montreal real estate is experiencing what might be described as a golden age of construction. But you don’t actually have to wait for the brand new high-rises to be finished, since The City of Saints is flooded with a wide variety of homes up for sale. In fact, there are so many amazing real estate properties currently available in this part of the Quebec real estate market that we’ve had a hard time deciding which ones are worth their asking prices. For this reason, we’ve chosen three very different homes and we need your help with deciding on a winner.
#1 2300 Boul. du Tricentenaire, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, $169,900
The first unit consists of a charming 900-square-foot apartment, part of an inviting development complex, which demonstrates why Pointe-aux-Trembles real estate is so in-demand right now. It boasts a reasonable location, set back from a major thoroughfare and yet within walking distance of important amenities such as public transportation.
The corner unit is well-maintained and has been recently renovated throughout. With an excellent layout and large windows, you’ll certainly love how airy and spacious the apartment looks. The living area is large enough to entertain your friends, while the kitchen has enough space to fit a separate dining nook, plenty of cabinets and all the necessary appliances. One of the best features of the apartment is its large balcony, where you can enjoy your daily morning coffee in peace before you head to work.
#2 160 Lecavaierer, Saint-Laurent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $488,000
Second on our list is this 3-bedroom, 2-bath single-family home in the Vertu real estate market, located just a few blocks away from Downtown Montreal. The property lies in the proximity of the most important amenities, such as highways, public transportation and shopping.
The two-level townhouse has been fully upgraded, offering a brand new kitchen with modern cabinets and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. The rooms are generous in size and also come with big windows, which let in plenty of sunlight. You can easily turn the fully-finished basement into the rec room of your dreams, or transform it into your very own home theatre. Another highlight of the property is the splendid private back yard which boasts mature trees and enough space for water features or even a playground for your kids.
#3 3007 Rue Cherrier, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, $1,299,000
Concluding our list is this palatial 4-bedroom home, a reminder of why L’Ile Bizard real estate is considered to be so prestigious. A rare find in one of the most desirable areas of the city, this high-end property can be found right on the waterfront, overlooking the lake.
Besides boasting fantastic views, the single-family home will make you feel like royalty from the first moment you step inside. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and large windows can be found throughout all the rooms. The kitchen is equipped with fabulous white wooden cabinets and a huge kitchen island, whilst the living area comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, a cozy fireplace and enough space to entertain guests. And let’s not forget about the huge, fully-finished basement area, which can leisurely be turned into a wine cellar, a billiards room or your very own home theatre—something which your friends will also appreciate! The private back yard and the double attached garage are additional assets of the home.
To quickly summarize, we have three totally different properties with widely differing price tags located in diverse parts of the city.
The first property comes at a budget-friendly price and is situated in quite a pleasant location towards the northern end of the Island of Montreal. The well-maintained unit has reasonably-sized rooms, but only one bathroom and no outside space of its own, so you’d have to decide whether this configuration, plus the fact the apartment is not at all centrally located, really justifies the price tag.
The second home is in a family-friendly neighbourhood, just steps away from important amenities. It has three bedrooms, but use has been made of the roof so there may be less room for expansion here than you think. Upgrades have been made throughout the home, but prospective buyers should consider whether they wouldn’t prefer to buy a cheaper, more run-down property and do every renovation the way they themselves want it.
The third property lies in one of the most prestigious locations of Montreal, right by the waterfront. We reckon it counts as Montreal luxury real estate, as it offers high-end living conditions and plenty of space for entertainment. But are you willing to pay the high price to be located so far away from the centre of town? Also, with its grey façade and a garden that could use some landscaping, we’re wondering if it’s really worth the money.