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

Step one: Motivation

Real estate is real: it will always have value and in the case of land does not depreciate. It might be that the value is above materialistic. You may think of buying, but then postponing, for whatever reason. While you are thinking about it, other people who had done their research and had the guts bought the property. Don't wait to buy real estate. You are wasting valuable time and money if you start looking around without being ready to buy.

If you are from outside the country and look for a future in Québec, we can assist you with the immigration process. If you aim at running a business and setting up a company, special government programs for business immigrants will speed up the process of immigration. A different type of government programs is available to investors. In order to acquire agricultural land in Québec, just ask us for more details.

Step two: Financial resources

Your bank is not the only source to determine your financial resources. When working with an independent mortgage broker, you will be surprised how much more you can possibly do with your money. There are costs other than the property itself related to acquiring real estate and we have listed these separately for your information.

 Step three: Identify properties of interest

There are more properties for sale out there than there are buyers. Big choice, big challenge! Stay focused on what you really want and what your budget allows. Especially in commercial, make sure that you have enough resources to buy inventory and run the business for at least six months. Geographical area is a big issue. If you are looking all over the place you are likely to miss out opportunities. Identify and research your preferred area for anything but real estate, before you decide to go there.

 Step four: Find the property

Once you are clear about your finances and the area, you may try the internet on your own, and soon discover how confusing it can be. Having us use the internet in combination with all other sources available to our profession, will optimize the process and ensure that you get what you want. Trust us, we will find you the right property.

 Step five: Make an offer

An offer in Québec is called a Promise to purchase (PP). It is the first step towards a legally binding contract that will eventually make you the new owner. An offer is the basis for negotiation and is usually dependent on several conditions to be fulfilled, prior to full acceptance.

The offer identifies both parties, the buyer and the seller. You will be asked to produce two pieces of identity, before we write your name and address into the offer. It sets out the proposed buying price, the date of transferal of the property to the new owner, conditions for building inspection, conditions for financing and declarations made by the seller to the buyer as to special factors affecting the property, like servitudes, water supply, zoning, certificate of location, etc. Once agreement is reached over the price and conditions such as financing and inspection are fulfilled, the PP is legally binding to both, the seller and the buyer. A note on the side concerning market value: The municipal evaluation on the listing does not reflect the market value of a property but is a measure for the municipality to determine the taxes.
Pre-approval of your ability to finance, issued by a financial institution, or a recent bank statement if you do not require a mortgage, is a pre-requisite in any serious offer. 

 Step six: The transfer of property to your name

In order for the title deed to be transferred to your name, the seller and the buyer in Québec have the transaction notarized. Title insurance is not common in Québec, since the system of notarizing real estate transactions usually provides for sufficient security. Mortgages are also notarized in Québec. The notary is usually chosen by the buyer. If you are new to the area, and do not know anybody to go to, we will recommend a notary. A minimum of 14 days notice before the actual date is required for the notary to read and verify all the documents and prepare the new title deeds. At the set date you and your broker will meet at the notary's office. For about 30 minutes, the notary will walk you through the different financial adjustments that he made with respect to taxes and other accounts and detail the individual costs of the entire process. For example all prior debts and mortgages on the property you are buying will all have been cancelled at the cost of the seller, and you acquire the property fresh and free of any debts. After all documents are signed, the deeds and keys will be handed over to you!

Call today for more information: +1-514-206-2589

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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.