February 9, 2017
The city of Montreal is unique in its diverse offering of homes for sale. Between the age of construction and lovely older architectural styles, combined with modern designs, there’s something for everyone. The broad selection of old and new buildings, with different styles and construction types, suit many tastes.
To figure out what’s right for you and choose the right home, look for different types of homes for sale in Montreal. To summarize, we find 4 overall varieties of housing in Montreal’s various regions:
More commonly called townhouses nowadays; these can be either be a single dwelling cottage, a 2-story duplex or a 3-story triplex (1 unit per floor).
Row houses can offer an ideal balance between a detached single dwelling home and a condominium since they offer qualities from both, in many cases. They represent an affordable housing option.
Montreal-style townhouses can have very striking architectural features such as sculpted mansard rooftops, arched entrances, porches, and even stained-glass windows. More ornate buildings have richly sophisticated interiors with qualities like built in cabinetry, armoires, mantel-pieces, and bevelled glass doors.
More common in the suburbs, single detached houses(also called single-family homes) can still be found in less dense areas of Montreal (Ahuntsic/Cartierville, Mercier, Rosemont, etc.) and in the Pointe-aux-Trembles and Rivière-des-Prairies areas.
In spite of their high price tag, there is a strong demand for this type of housing. More and more, it is being offered in a number of new construction projects.
Semi-detached housing consists of a pair of homes, side by side, sharing a “party wall”. Featuring both a front and rear garden, a driveway or alley leads to the back of the property providing natural lighting to the building on 3 sides.
As with the case of detached homes, 2-story semi-detached homes are less expensive than a single-story semi-detached house because they require less land for the same number of rooms.
Montreal semi-detached homes are common in older municipalities like Nôtre-Dame-de-Grace and Côte-des-Neiges that were integrated into the city, and includes duplexes and cottages.
Apartments in Montreal can be divided into 2 types: 1s that have up to 4 levels and no elevator, and 1s that have at 4 levels or more and an elevator.
More recently, a third type has been appearing – the recycled building. A recycled building, also called warehouse conversion, is an old non-residential building transformed into bright living spaces with high ceilings and exposed beams.
Detailed statistics per property category are readily available for further research on how many of each type are available for sale. For those interested in revenue properties as an investment, there are several options available. One can choose from duplexes, triplexes, condos, apartment blocks and other multi-unit residential buildings.
For expert advice and to start the process of searching for homes for sale in Montreal, contact a qualified Real Estate Broker by calling 514-426-0047 or E-mailing email@example.com.