Real estate in the Laurentians: A buyer’s market

June 4th, 2019

Amid the wondrous wilderness, captivating forests, and soothing lakeshores that make up the land of the Laurentians, hundreds of luxury properties and interesting real estate opportunities are drawing many to discover this mountainous region. Here’s why.

A strong market, where the choice is yours

As Montreal residents already know, the Laurentians or Les Laurentides is Quebec’s de facto four-season resort, where people go to play as much as to relax just an hour outside of the city. Named after its northernmost mountain chain, this vast territory covers 22,000 km2 of jaw-dropping peaks and valleys, idyllic lakes and rivers, enchanting forests and greenery lively towns and villages, and a wide variety of high-end real estate.

The Laurentians luxury property market is well-stocked, with luxury log cabins in the middle of the woods, entirely renovated chalets overlooking a sea of green (or white in the winter), large lakefront residences with docks for motorboats, and even shovel-ready lots awaiting your construction plans. Real estate prices are particularly attractive in the Laurentians, though there’s still range. Mansions on the shores of Lac Tremblant are the most prestigious and often the most expensive.

These factors, in addition to the surplus of properties and potential readily available, make the Laurentians a coveted buyer’s market, in which buyers have the power to take their time choosing the right property and/or piece of land and negotiate accordingly. In short, a strong offer plus a strong demand equals strong activity in the Laurentians. It is particularly accommodating for city-dwellers with an adventurous spirit who prefer active vacations, nature lovers in search of the ultimate peace and quiet, and true explorers who don’t want to compromise the high standard of living they are accustomed to in their daily lives. And with BARNES Quebec, they don’t have to.

The buyer’s profile is diverse. There is generally high interest from Montreal residents in search of a recreational residence near ski slopes, hiking trails and golf courses, but also foreigners from the United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Europe, especially France. They are looking for the same rustic style popularized in Aspen and Telluride, with refreshed modern touches.

Fortunately, it’s possible for non-residents to buy property in Quebec. However, if they plan to stay at the residence for longer than half the year, they need to apply for residency.

BARNES Quebec and its expert team, with years of experience in the region, offers total access to its expansive network of buyers, sellers, and properties across the province, as well as a range of tailor-made services, to find the perfect property for a privileged international clientele. Uncovering the hidden gems of the Laurentians has never been easier.