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News and Blog2020-03-26T14:56:35-04:00

Income property—always a sure thing?

Many owners decide to keep their first home or condo as an investment. But should they later decide to sell while tenants are still living there, the initial excitement around owning a rental property can quickly turn to disappointment.  Katia Samson, founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group and Certified Real Estate Broker AEO, possesses more than 25 years of experience in property sales and rentals. Here, she explains why there can be significant drawbacks to renting out your property. About the lease “It is essential to know about tenants’ rights and associated issues when you decide to sell,” Katia explains. “What’s more, a home must be sold and notarized six months before the end of the lease if the buyer wishes to occupy it, which is difficult to predict when [...]

New Association for Katia Samson Real Estate Group!

Katia Samson Real Estate Group is very proud to announce its new partnership with the RE/MAX L’ESPACE agency, located in the heart of Montréal. “We will continue to provide the same ultra-personalized service to our clients, which we are known for, while being affiliated with the RE/MAX Group,” says Katia Samson, President and Founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group. RE/MAX is the most important local and worldwide real estate banner, and the one with the largest number of international transactions. In Quebec, most property sales are completed with RE/MAX, which boasts an impressive market share and a very large group of real estate brokers. In addition, in the Greater Montreal area transactions with RE/MAX outnumber every other banner. “I am extremely happy to be joining such a valued brand [...]

Real Estate Continues to be a Dynamic Driver in Quebec This Fall 2020

Even if shutdowns are ongoing in Quebec at the end of October 2020 because of an increase in COVID cases, the real estate market is still extremely active and sales continue to break records in the Greater Montreal area; this could also be due to overbidding from some buyers for some very desirable properties.  In Quebec, 32,200 property sales were recorded from July to September 2020, an exceptional increase of 49% compared to the same period in 2019. This is an absolute record of activity since the Centris system began compiling market data, in 2000. As for new property listings, there were 37,566, an increase of 16% over 2019. In addition, we’ve seen continuous price increases for several years now. Throughout the province, the median price of single-family homes increased [...]

Real Estate and Covid: Visits and Transactions Are Still on for Fall 2020

Despite the partial shutdown of certain commercial activities (restaurants, bars, gyms) in red zones across Quebec, all real estate activities continue to be carried out, but with the necessary preventive measures put forward by the government. Better Safety Measures "It goes without saying that, since the start of the pandemic, visits have changed in order to respect physical distancing and the new reality that we are all living through,” explains Katia Samson, Certified Real Estate Broker Chartered AEO and President of Groupe Immobilier Katia Samson. Several new safety and hygiene measures are currently being implemented, including a coronavirus statement declaring the person who wishes to visit a property has not been in contact with anyone affected by Covid, and that they themselves exhibit no symptoms. In addition, several guidelines provided [...]

Home Staging Services Now Offered at Katia Samson Real Estate Group

Home staging has become a must for residential sellers! The practice of decluttering and creating a soothing and clean décor for the property you want to put on the market “makes it easier for prospective buyers to visualize it as their future home. Staged homes usually sell faster and for more money than those that are unstaged,” according to Katia Samson, Founder of Katia Samson Real Estate Group, and a broker since 1996. Since launching her own real estate boutique agency in 2019, Katia has brought on board a diverse group of brokers, each with their own style and specialty. One of these is Katsiaryna Shumskaya, who studied interior design and now provides home staging services at Katia Samson Real Estate Group in order to help increase profit for home sellers [...]

Post Shutdown, What’s REALLY Happening to the Housing Market?

Since March 2020, when the World Health Organization announced we were all in the midst of a global pandemic, the housing market in Montreal has also clearly been affected by shutdowns and new social distancing rules. While real estate changes do seem to be stabilizing, how will this be impacting your next sale or purchase of a property? Here is some information you might be hearing about:      1. Property Prices Continue to Rise The math is pretty straightforward here: when there are less goods on the market that people want, prices go up. Simple, right? After restrictions on real estate were lifted in May, we saw a dramatic spike in sales in the month of June. “First-time buyers drive up demand more than others because they aren’t selling [...]

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