inforealta Vol. 8 | no 2 Urban Real Estate Legend

19 August 2016

Urban Real Estate Legend: Foreign Buyers Are Invading Montreal! Let’s stick to the facts. According to a recent study by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, only 0.9% of all residential properties sold in Greater Montreal in 2015 were purchased by foreign buyers. That’s less than 1%! In other words, 99 out of 100 buyers were from Canada. And the vast majority of these ...

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JEAN-FRANÇOIS GINGRAS JOINS TEAM REALTA

11 August 2016

It is with great pride that REALTA is welcoming Jean-François Gingras to its team of brokers. Holder of a Master’s degree in environmental studies and expert in the field of eco-friendly housing and its durable advantages for residential construction, he will now put his expertise to the service of the agency’s clients. They will equally appreciate his enthusiasm for quality service ...

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EXPERTISE RECOGNIZED BY THE MEDIA

25 February 2016

When a medium such as La Presse calls on your expertise, it is a sign of professional recognition. And when a journalist opens and closes a text with your sayings, this testifies of your notoriety and of your agency’s influence. François Bissonnette recently experienced it when La Presse wrote an article about Outremont’s flourishing real estate market: “Outremont is an urban haven, ...

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inforealta Vol 8 | no 1 Puppets in Residence

23 February 2016

Sometimes life brings magical moments that simply need to be shared! It is with great excitement that I invite you to our office on Van Horne Street from February 23rd to March 7th, where you’ll be able to admire our spectacular display window. As in past years, it will once again be decorated for the International Puppet Festival’s Marionnettes en vitrines walkabout exhibition. ...

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THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE GMREB

11 May 2015

François Bissonnette, President of REALTA It is with immense pride that we announce that REALTA's founder, François Bissonnette, has just been elected Chairman of the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board (GMREB), the second largest in Canada with more than 10,000 members. This tremendous honour reflects on our entire team and we are thrilled to share it with our customers, partners and ...

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FESTIVAL DE CASTELIERS

4 March 2015

Today marks the start of the 10th International Puppet Festival, which runs from March 4 to 8. REALTA is a major partner of this Outremont-born event, where most of the shows, conferences and workshops are held. Once again, we’ve decorated the window of our Van Horne street agency for the Marionnettes en vitrines walkabout exhibition, and we’re extremely proud of the results. ...

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OUR PARTNERS TAKE THE FLOOR !

16 January 2015

New year, new projects. To kick off 2015, here is the first in a series of articles on the key but unspoken artisans behind our success. Most people refer to them as suppliers. At REALTA, we prefer to call them “our partners.” Who are they? Notary, specialists in renovation, financing or professional training, designer, lawyer, advertising pro... to name just a few. Each one ...

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BRAVO, PHILIPPE!

8 December 2014

To mark International Volunteer Day, which takes place every year on December 5, the entire REALTA team would like to acknowledge our colleague and broker, Philippe Soucy, who has been regularly volunteering with the Maison Jean Lapointe. For the last three years, Philippe has been quietly but diligently devoting many hours to helping individuals battling alcoholism and drug addiction to ...

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AN UPTURN ON THE HORIZON?

5 December 2014

In my previous newsletter, I mentioned the slowdown in the Quebec real estate market due to an imbalance between supply and demand, putting buyers at an advantage. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), a slight upturn is expected in this key segment of the economy for all of Quebec. Here are the main forecasts the CMHC presented to some 500 industry ...

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REALTA AT OUTREMONT’S OYSTER DINNER

27 October 2014

More than 300 people attended Outremont’s 37th annual Oyster Dinner at the Intergenerational Community Centre on October 24th. Once again, this year’s dinner was a mouthwatering success. François Bissonnette and his team hosted a medley of guests at their table. The Caraquet and Malpeque bay oysters elevated everyone’s high spirits, as did the popular oyster soup by well-known ...

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