Six Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

Six Easy DIY Christmas Decorations

November 26, 201911:39 am

Decorating, cooking, sewing, you name it—the DIY trend has become increasingly popular in recent years and is always huge during the holidays. Looking for a DIY project but don’t know what to make? Here are a few ideas of easy items you can make on your own, with your family, or with friends! Green centerpieces... View Article


Five Reasons to Work with a Real Estate Team

November 4, 201911:43 am

There are more than 6,000 real estate agents in Montreal, so finding the one you want beside you when you’re buying or selling real estate can be a challenge. And although lots of agents work alone, we’ve decided to work as a team because of the many advantages it gives us. 24/7 attention One of... View Article


Seven expenses to plan for when buying property

October 21, 20199:51 am

Thinking about becoming a homeowner? Remember: the purchase price isn’t the only expense to consider when buying property. There are also transaction costs. Buying a house, condo, or revenue property involves a list of extra costs that you need to budget for. Here are a few of the main things to put in the ledger... View Article


All you need to know about property Assessment

October 1, 20191:21 pm

If you own residential property in Montreal, your new three-year assessment roll for 2020-2021-2022 will be arriving this fall. It will take effect on January 1, 2020. What is property assessment? Property assessment rolls are inventories of the property in a given area to show what each one is actually worth. Property assessment rolls are... View Article


5 Good Reasons to Work with a Realtor

September 26, 20191:52 pm

Buying or selling a home is a significant step in life, no matter what side of the equation you’re on. It’s a complex and time-consuming task that can be very stressful, especially if it’s your first time or if it involves complicated family dynamics such as a divorce or inheritance. In such cases, the experience... View Article


Multiple Offers: Standing Out from the Crowd

September 12, 20199:58 am

Montreal these days is a seller’s market. That means there are far more buyers on the market than there are properties. This can give rise to bidding wars for certain types of real estate. If you’re a buyer or may be looking to buy real estate in the coming months, here are a few tips... View Article


Do you know Ville-Marie?

September 6, 20191:48 pm

Besides being the founding site of Montreal, Ville-Marie is an important business and economic center. Sporting an area of 16.5 km2, the borough covers several neighborhoods such as Old Montréal, the Village and the “Quartier des Spectacles”. Ville-Marie has a long story to tell and here are some of the details. Follow the guide! Old... View Article


How well do you know the Mile-End?

September 6, 20191:34 pm

Electric and artistic, the Mile-End district is known for its restaurants, cute boutiques and coffee shops. One likes to roam the streets alone or with family and friends to discover the addresses that make its reputation. Do you know this neighbourhood and its history? Whatever your answer is, you will probably learn a few things... View Article


Getting to know Villeray

September 1, 201910:26 am

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension is hands-down Montreal’s most multiethnic borough and its second most populous, with over 142,000 residents. It’s a family kind of place known for its green streets, good restaurants, and neighborhood shops. It wasn’t always that way, though. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. A quarry, a name Like many of Montreal’s neighborhoods, Villeray... View Article


4 ways to get around the city during summer

July 17, 20193:14 pm

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, there are many ways to get around Montreal during summertime. There are even some modes of transport that you have probably never heard of. Let us forget about the subway and the car for a while and explore a few peculiar ways to travel around the city!... View Article


4 good reasons to sell your property in the summer

July 15, 201910:03 am

Summer is here, temperature is rising above 30 °C and you’re planning your next getaway, far from being in the mood to sell your property. Most people, indeed, usually prefer to wait until fall to list their property on the market. This popular practice is most likely due to the belief that summer is the... View Article


Three apps to simplify your move

June 21, 20193:27 pm

Already feeling overwhelmed with your upcoming move? Here are three tools that are sure to take a load off your mind! Moving Waldo: change your address with the click of a button Launched in 2016, Moving Waldo is a free app that lets you change your address with 700 public and private institutions in one... View Article


Town of Mount-Royal moves for a cure!

May 27, 20199:12 am

Bardagi Real Estate team is proud to renew their support and participate in the event Move for a Cure in Town of Mount-Royal on May 29. This year, profits will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and the Swab the World Foundation. For the past three years, Move for a Cure has... View Article


Is a condo the right choice for you?

May 3, 201911:08 am

The appealing lifestyle and affordable cost have made condos an increasingly popular choice in recent years, especially among first-time buyers. But there’s more to condo ownership than that—it makes you a part of a community. Before making a purchase offer, find out if condo living is right for you! Before you buy First of all,... View Article


Pro tips: Reno done right

April 9, 20192:12 pm

When it comes time to do renovations, it can be easy to get lost in all the details of such a big project. Where to start? Which contractor to choose? What’s trending in home renovations? We talked with Élaine Fortin, partner designer at Bipède ( www.bipede.ca), a multidisciplinary design studio in Montreal.  What’s trending in... View Article


Green building: The way of the future?

March 18, 20199:35 am

The environment is center stage these days. Is it time for a new, more sustainable way of building? The idea isn’t new, but interest among buyers and developers is ramping up. What is green building? And how is this trend revolutionizing how we build? Here are some answers. What it means to be green Green... View Article


Is living in a green neighborhood a better option for your family?

March 1, 20199:00 am

Environmental protection initiatives have become increasingly common in recent years. More and more people are looking to buy homes in areas with abundant vegetation in the heart of the city. Are green neighborhoods the solution? What is this new trend? Definition of a green neighborhood Green neighborhoods (“Quartiers verts”) are residential urban areas that have... View Article


Bardagi Real Estate Team Named Number One in Quebec for 15th Year in a Row

February 26, 20193:21 pm

The Bardagi team distinguished itself once again at the MAX/IMM gala on February 16 by winning the prestigious title of “Top RE/MAX team in Quebec” for the 15th year in a row. Organized by RE/MAX Québec, the gala paid tribute to RE/MAX realtors and franchisees who distinguished themselves through their remarkable performance in 2018. «This... View Article


Get a Real Feel for the Place with a Virtual Tour

February 15, 20194:42 pm

In a hurry to buy, but don’t have time for a visit? Not to worry. With Matterport’s 3D virtual tours, you can visit dozens of properties from the comfort of your own home, which is great for buyers and sellers alike. If you’re curious about how it works and how you could benefit, read on.... View Article


Seven Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Showings

February 6, 20199:00 am

Want to sell quickly? Whether you’re using a realtor or going it alone, your home needs to look as good as it does in the photos you’ve posted online or in the papers. Avoid disappointing potential buyers by keeping your home ready for showings! Declutter and depersonalize Without going overboard (you don’t want your house... View Article


Virtual home staging: A new tool to help you sell faster

January 29, 20191:46 pm

Since day one, the Bardagi team has made a habit of going the extra mile for our clients. Not only do we provide standout professional service, but also a complete range of innovative marketing techniques. Listing your home with us is your assurance that you’ll have access to the best tools available to put your... View Article


The real estate market in 2019

January 11, 20191:11 pm

With the expected increase in the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate and foreign buyers’ growing interest in Montreal, the Quebec real estate market is in for an eventful year in 2019. What will characterize the year ahead? Here is a brief analysis of the situation and a few predictions. Mortgage rate hike In response... View Article


What’s the point of a pre-listing inspection?

January 2, 201912:38 pm

If you want to sell your home, it’s a good idea to get an inspection FIRST to show that you’re serious—and trustworthy. Plus it gives potential buyers a heads-up on any work they might be looking at before they make an offer. For Pascal Parent, head of the Quebec Association of Building Inspectors (AIBQ), a... View Article


Real Estate: 2018 in Review

December 27, 201811:45 am

The tree is sparkling with lights, the table is set, and it’s time to look back at the year gone by. What real estate trends stood out in 2018? Which events made a lasting impression? And what are the prospects for 2019? A strong economy Despite the interest rate hike in January, 2018 was a... View Article


Four Tips for Securing Your House during the Holidays

December 14, 201810:56 am

If you plan on being away over the holidays, we’ve got some helpful advice for securing your house so you can leave care‑free. Lock up your house Make sure all windows and doors are locked. Draw your curtains and close your blinds so objects on the ground floor aren’t visible from the street. If you... View Article


Operation Santa Claus

December 10, 20181:16 pm

Once again this year, the Bardagi Real Estate Team is partnering with Operation Santa Claus as one of the gift collection points in Outremont. Organization and Mission Operation Santa Claus was founded over 20 years ago to ensure that the most disadvantaged children—those who don’t have any family or are extremely economically or socially disadvantaged—have... View Article


Getting Your House Ready for Winter

November 20, 20184:21 pm

Winter and the snow it brings are on our doorsteps. Late fall is the perfect time to do a bit of maintenance and get your property ready to face the cold. Here are a few tips that should help you draw up your to‑do list. Inside: To avoid a nasty surprise on your energy bill,... View Article


Cannabis legalization and Real Estate: What you need to know

October 26, 20184:17 pm

Whether you’re a buyer, seller, landlord, or tenant, the new cannabis legislation enacted on October 17 affects you. The regulations contained in the act have given rise to new responsibilities. Here’s what you need to know. Risks of cultivation for a house Cannabis plants require almost 100% humidity and a house that is too humid... View Article


Fall gardening

October 26, 20181:43 pm

As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, gardens start to change. Here are some tips for keeping your garden looking great until winter and helping it rebound nicely come spring. Bring tropical plants inside Bring your tropical plants—hibiscus, palm trees, banana trees, etc.—back into the warmth of your home before overnight temperatures drop below... View Article


Preparing to sell

October 17, 201812:50 pm

The onset of fall doesn’t just mean a return to routine and cooler weather, it’s also when the real estate market starts picking up again. Fall is always a good time to put a property on the market. But if you’re planning to put up a “for sale” sign in the coming weeks or months,... View Article


Decluttering: It’s Therapeutic and It’s a Good Thing

October 17, 201812:29 pm

Let’s say the time has come to sell your house after you’ve lived in it for quite a few years. Then you realize you have way too much stuff. Like so many other people, you want to sell your home but have no idea how to start clearing out, decluttering, and tidying up the interior... View Article


Everything You Need to Know about Certificate of location

October 16, 20184:49 pm

Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, a certificate of location is something you will come across during a real estate transaction. Why is it so important to review it? Here are the key points. Definition A certificate of location is issued by a land surveyor to describe the current status of a property in... View Article


Reserve Funds: Clues You Can Use in Your Condo Buying Decision

October 11, 201811:09 am

Before you even start negotiating with a seller, it’s wise to take a look at the condo’s financial statements. For reassurance that the property is being managed well, buyers need to know how much of a reserve fund is set aside for major repairs. Be sure to pay close attention to upcoming work, debt, and... View Article


How to Get Your Home Ready to Be Sold

October 10, 201812:23 pm

Buyers usually spend less than 40 minutes at a property and visit quite a few before making a decision. Making your house more attractive will not only get you top dollar but will also get buyers interested in the first place. In general, a property in good condition that doesn’t need a lot of work... View Article


Mortgage pre-approval

October 9, 201812:54 pm

Before you start your search for a new home, it’s a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It will show real estate brokers and sellers that you are a credible buyer. Stéphane Angers, a mortgage advisor at RBC Royal Bank, walks us through some of the main points to consider as part of... View Article


Latent Defects

October 9, 201811:13 am

In Real Estate, latent defects are defined according to four criteria: – The defect must be hidden (“latent” means “not apparent”), i.e., not visible upon close inspection. – The defect must be serious. This means it must make the building less fit for purpose to such an extent that the buyer would not have bought... View Article


Ground Contamination: a Problem not to be Ignored

October 9, 201810:01 am

Definition: Ground is considered contaminated when there are substances, including pollutants that are a risk to humans or the environment. Ground contaminants found on a residential property can come from a variety of sources. These may include fire ashes that were buried on the site, coal deposits from back when houses were heated with coal,... View Article


Divided or undivided co-ownership: Which is right for you?

October 8, 201812:25 pm

Are you thinking of buying a co-ownership property? Before you start looking at listings, you should know the difference between divided and undivided co-ownership. We’re going to break it down so you can make an informed decision. Divided Divided co-ownership is what is commonly known as a “condo.” Each unit in the building is designated... View Article


Why is Saint-Henri So Popular with Foodies?

October 8, 201810:06 am

With all the new restaurants popping up on rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Henri has been a happening place in recent years. Taking full advantage of this culinary diversity, residents are becoming regulars at the neighborhood bars, restaurants, and cafés. According to a recent study commissioned by Société de développement commerciale (SDC) – Les Quartiers du Canal that... View Article