Montreal’s luxury home market continues to boom
March 03, 2020 - Montreal
Prices of luxury homes in the Montreal metropolitan area increased more than anywhere else in Canada over the past year, according to the real estate firm Royal LePage.
The prices of luxury homes in Greater Montreal increased by 8.5%, while those of high-end condominiums increased by 8.3%.
Luxury properties of the Greater Montreal region are experiencing the same price momentum as in the more general residential real estate market, said Dominic St-Pierre, vice-president and general manager of Royal LePage for Quebec.
Demand for well-established high-end sectors, such as the city of Westmount and the Montreal borough of Outremont, remains stable, Royal LePage noted.
There was also an increase in the price of luxury properties in other districts, such as Plateau-Mont-Royal and Griffintown.
Luxurious West Island residences remain popular, especially because of the quality of the schools and views of the water, features that would be popular with wealthy newcomers.
The firm also observed that a lack of confidence among sellers is a factor that greatly contributes to the reduced supply of luxury properties in the Montreal region.
Sellers are worried that they will not find what they are looking for after their current home is sold, and most are concerned about rapid price increases.
Royal LePage forecasts that over the next 12 months, the median price of a luxury home should increase by 5.5% in the Montreal region to reach $1.955 million, while that of a high-end condominium is expected to rise 5% to $1.48 million.
This article has been republished from The Canadian Press
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