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Welcome! This site offers a variety of residential, recreational, commercial and agricultural properties for sale in south-western Quebec. Out of the ordinary real estate is waiting to be matched with your visions and projects.


Martina Hoft
Chartered Real Estate
and Mortage Broker
Cell : 514.206.2589
info@domainesquebec.com

In the Montréal area, 82 municipalities begin to think and act as one

The Atlantic, published October 7, 2015

“Greater Montréal is definitely a great place to live.” That’s from a website promoting Canada’s second largest metropolis to foreign investors. Greater Montréal. The local businesses and political groups behind the site are marketing not just the city of Montréal itself or any one of its affluent suburbs, but the entire urban region. In French, it’s Grand Montréal.

Manhattan taken by Canada as real-estate purchases hit record

Montreal Gazette, published September 29, 2015

Canadians are invading Manhattan, thanks in large part to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The country’s largest real estate investors have bought a record $3.85 billion in property this year in the New York city borough and spent more than any other foreign country in the last decade, according to data from Real Capital Analytics Inc.

How can our board of directors protect our building’s funds from fraud?

National Post, published September 29, 2015

I am under the assumption that any business can be subject to fraud, and condominiums are no exception. Being a brand new condo corporation, the board would like to ensure that we are prepared. How can we prevent fraud in our condo corporation and what action can we take if we do suspect any wrongdoing?

International Ploughing Match

Published September 28th, 2015

Mark James Ryan and Martina Hoft exhibiting at the International Ploughing Match in Ontario near the Quebec border. The event ran from September 22nd to 26th and attracted about 100,000 visitors! The Queen of the Furrow honored our booth.

 

Fight to stop 5,000-unit development in Pierrefonds West continues

Montreal Gazette, published September 16, 2015

Almost 2,000 people have signed an online petition calling for the mayor of Montreal and the borough mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro to reconsider a planned 5,000-house development near the Anse-à-l’Orme eco-territory in Pierrefonds West.

What readers think about Canada’s affordable housing crisis

The Globe and Mail, published September 13, 2015

Rising property prices have pushed home ownership out of reach of many people, especially those starting out. And it’s not any easier for renters, who pay inflated costs based on a property’s rising value. Last week, The Globe and Mail reported on a study that showed one in five Canadian renters face an affordable housing crisis and are spending more than half of their income to keep a roof over their heads. Globe readers were quick to chime in with their own thoughts. The following are some highlights.

STM considers adding ferry service to downtown: reports

Montreal Gazette, published September 2, 2015

How about a nice boat ride to work in downtown Montreal? If the Société de transport de Montréal gets its wish, you might soon be able to hop on a ferry in Pointe-aux-Trembles and head downtown, according to reports.

Any benefit of weekly home mortgage payments?

Wall Street Journal, published August 26, 2015

A bi-weekly schedule beats a monthly one in terms of shortening the term of a home mortgage. Weekly payments, however, make little difference.

Spotting value in commercial real estate

There is one rule to remember in commercial real estate whether you are a buyer and holder, or someone who makes money on the management side: financial value is judged on what can be made going forward, not what it was in the past.

Don’t buy a house at the expense of your RRSP

You used to be able to afford both a house and a comfortable retirement in this country. It’s getting a lot tougher to do this today, and the latest election promise from the federal Conservatives won’t help. They plan to raise the tax-free amount you can withdraw from your registered retirement savings plan to buy a first home to $35,000 from $25,000.

Montréal resserre ses règles sur le chauffage au bois

La Ville de Montréal veut interdire l'utilisation des poêles et foyers au bois non certifiés dès le 1er octobre 2018, afin de réduire la pollution de l'air. Le nouveau règlement sur les combustibles solides doit être adopté par le conseil municipal le 17 août prochain.

Conservative pledge to collect data on foreign homebuyers gets mixed reception

The Conservatives' pledge to spend $500,000 on collecting "comprehensive data on foreign buyer activity in Canada's housing market" has been met with a mixed reaction among Realtors. Many of whom are skeptical that such information will do anything to solve the problem of affordability in overheated real estate markets such as Vancouver and Toronto.

Syndicated mortgages are popular, but use caution

A syndicated mortgage is formed when a number of investors or individuals pool their funds to make a loan to the developer. Each investor in the syndicate is registered on the title of the property in accordance with the amount contributed to the syndicate.

Corporate social responsibility: are you authentic?

Businesses around the globe have turned the spotlight on their philanthropic efforts, and with good reason. Corporate social responsibility has a direct correlation to consumer and employee satisfaction.

Young buyers, not snowbirds, driving Florida’s hot real-estate market

“The buyers are getting younger and younger,” said Miami real estate agent Danny Hertzberg. “The tech segment from California is very young. The financial segment from New York is young. But a lot of the international buyers are very young, too. We have people in their 20s, 30s and 40s driving the market.”

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We offer real estate services (sale and rental of Houses, commerces, farms and land)in the following regions: Montréal, Ville-Marie, Sud-Ouest, Verdun, Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie, Mercier, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Villeray, Saint-Michel, Parc extension, Ahuntsic, Cartierville, Ville St-Laurent, Anjou, Montréal-Nord, Rivière-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, St-Léonard, Île-des-Sœurs, Beaconsfield, Île Perrot, Senneville, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Kirkland, l’Île Bizard, Sainte-Genevieve, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Baie d’urfé, Montréal-Est, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Lachine, Ville Lasalle, Centre-ville, Vieux-Montréal, Côte St-Luc, Hampstead, Westmount, Outremont, Montréal-Ouest, Mont-Royal, Côte-des-Neiges, Notre-Dame-de-Grace,West-Island, Gatineau, Almyer, Pontiac, Gracefield, Luskville, La Pêche, Wakefield, L'Ile-aux-Allumettes, Chelsea, Shawville, Hemmingsford.