St. Norbert, Quebec is such a lovely little town that you may be tempted to sell your Arlington real estate in order to move there. But visiting a place is not the same as living there. Buying property is different in every city and town you might visit, and the province of Quebec presents its own unique challenges, especially if you're from another province or country. To help you get an idea of whether a move to St. Norbert is feasible for your future, this guide will give you an idea of what buying real estate in Quebec will be like.
Quebec is a province with only one official language - French. If you were to move to Montreal, which is a very cosmopolitan city, you could be able to get by easily on your English and the prices would be around the same as Toronto condo listings. However, if your plan is to live elsewhere in the province, be aware that the local inhabitants will react with hostility if you move in expecting them to accommodate you. Therefore you should learn French if you plan to live there, and not France or Acadian French either, as the dialects are very different.
Once you have learned to communicate with your French real estate agent, the process of finding and purchasing real estate will be much like it is in any other part of the country. If you have previously bought Brantford homes for sale, you will be in good stead for this new transaction. However, unless you are very familiar with the city, it would be a wise idea to take your agent's advice on which neighborhoods to consider before you go ahead and choose a home. There may be a predominantly Anglophone neighborhood you will feel most comfortable in.
To give you an idea of how much home you can afford for the amount you got selling your Spokane WA townhouses, here are some average prices for small three bedroom houses in different parts of Quebec. The cheapest city to buy in is Trois Rivieres, where you can get a home for an average of about $140,000. Homes in Montreal neighborhoods range from around $235,000 to $340,000 and in Quebec City you'd be looking at paying between $218,000 to $472,000. In a small town like St. Norbert, prices tend to be lower than in any of the cities because there is less demand for housing.
Everyone wants to know that they're making a good investment, so how do you know putting up your High Park houses for sale and moving to Quebec will be a profitable venture? By examining housing price trends. In every recorded area apart from one Quebec City neighborhood, prices have increased over the last year by as much as %15 in some places. Therefore you can expect a decent return on your investment.