In the past year, you have surely noticed that tons of new construction projects are going up in and around downtown Montreal, and though prices may seem relatively reasonable at first glance, living spaces of 400 square feet simply are not. Some of us young professionals could actually fill up such a space with nothing but clothes. So how can these real estate developers expect us to live comfortably in them? Montreal YPs want to know the following: Are there any decent condos out there for $300,000, which are not the size of a shoe box? The answer is yes! Everyone loves a deal; below are some fabulous one bedroom condos that will charm the pants off you (and your wallet)!
1. Golden Square Mile, 3460 Red path – $310,000
Located in the heart of the Golden Square Mile in downtown Montreal, this apartment is located perfectly for the upscale YP looking to be close to the financial district, Montreal shopping, swanky restaurants and busy bars. A hop, skip and jump away from Holt Renfrew, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, The Ritz-Carlton, and the walking trails of Mount Royal, the apartment on Redpath oozes luxury living. The condo offers up approximately 900 square feet of modernity, having just been fully renovated two years ago. The dark grey hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and entirely updated sleek bathroom make it impossible not to impress when you host dinner and cocktail parties in your open concept kitchen adjacent to the living/dining room area. The apartment comes complete with an indoor parking spot (yes, you read right), a storage locker for all your extras, air conditioning, and both a terrace and enclosed heated solarium, which can be used as the ultimate home office nook. All of this is only half a block from all the urban action and a steal at the asking price.
What’s notable? If ever you want to take off for a year on an adventure and leave the city, this apartment will not last long on the rental market. It’s the perfect young professional pad and investment property all in one! Listing broker: Karen Karpman
2. Old Montreal, Place d’Youville – $317,500
So many of you out there are looking for the same thing, I hear it all the time: “Karine, find me a killer deal and make sure it’s in the Old Port (OP), has over 1,200 square feet, is under $400,000 and, oh, I forgot to mention, I need indoor parking!” Well, guess what lovely friends, if that existed, I’d be rich, retired and out of work because I would have sold each one of you a place. Truth is great deals are rare in the OP, so it’s a good time to get realistic, adjust your expectations and appreciate a good steal when the market offers one. Nowadays, the supply of condos in the 300k range in Old Montreal is limited or just non-existent. Once in a blue moon, a condo like this is listed. It’s hip, modern, well laid out, and the perfect pied-à-terre loft to call home whether you live in Montreal or visit regularly.
What’s notable? If you are a dog owner, this flat is situated right across the Place d’Youville, a great spot in the port for dog walking – an activity which makes meeting that hot neighbour of yours so much easier. Pets like Fido are always conversation starters! Listing broker: Ana Duque.
3. Griffintown, William – $329,000
This stunning and authentic flat not only happens to be located in what was once the Lowney Chocolate Factory, it is also just as delicious as those yummy cherry blossoms. The pictures say it all, but take a glimpse and notice the original wood beams, the high ceilings and the chocolate stained hardwood floors. Let the sunshine in through any or all of the seven windows of this corner unit. It is truly impeccable and the price is unbeatable considering it includes an indoor parking spot (valued at approximately $40,000).
What’s notable? The common areas are second to none; a complete gym and swim spa to keep you in top shape, a workshop to let your creativity soar, and the “Hypest” rooftop terrace in the city – Montreal’s very own “Hype Guy” has been known to frequent the pool area with positive energy for everyone to mingle. While we’re young and beautiful, live free and easy here without a worry, creating a Lowney-labeled memory. Listing broker: Stephane Lepage.
4. Golden Square Mile, Sherbrooke W. – $349,000
The prestigious Linton, a Beaux-arts-style building, has always been and remains synonymous with classicism ever since being erected in 1908 in the heart of downtown Montreal. In fact, this beautiful turn-key residence was impeccably renovated and designed for the smart, elegant and sophisticated YP. It is chic with a play of shades like white and grey – ash-coloured granite countertops in the kitchen, clean white tiling in the guest bathroom and charcoal ceramic flooring in the master bathroo… so Architectural Digest.
What`s notable? Enjoy 24-hour doorman service as well as the luxury of a personal parking space in the indoor garage. Save that $20 valet service fee at Cavalli (it’s literally right across the street) and splurge on the absolute best Dirty Martini any ristorante bartender has ever shaken. It’s well worth it, trust me! Listing broker: Karen Karpman,
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