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Les Terrasses Saint-Sulpice, a group of commercial buildings that have been part of the Montreal landscape for decades, right in the heart of the Latin Quarter, will soon be sold. Price requested by the owner Maurice Bourassa: 15.6 millions. “We have received three offers from Quebec buyers, but there are still details to be finalized and many checks to be done before concluding a transaction that will satisfy both the seller and the buyer,” says Eduardo Novoa, real estate broker to the commercial division of the Immobex Group. It does not fail to emphasize that these are “historic buildings”. Property taxes total $ 57,700. However, the broker is not in a position to specify the intentions of potential buyers, but among the projects submitted, a hotel and a student hostel. The four commercial buildings are located on 28,400 square feet of land2 , in the area of ​​Saint-Denis, Sanguinet and Émery Streets.

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School territory is often an important criterion for families seeking property. It is now possible to obtain the information in a few clicks when navigating on the Centris platform.

After making available various information related to the lifestyle of a neighborhood, Centris, which includes properties for sale and rent many real estate brokers Quebec, has launched a new feature that allows you to see the territory of which school is located the coveted property. This novelty, accessible to brokers for a few months, is available to all since the beginning of February.

“This is a request that brokers make to us,” said Centris president Éric Charbonneau. This is important information for families. Myself, I moved to a school. ”

Mr. Charbonneau remarks that the living environment weighs more and more heavily in the balance when it comes time to buy a new property.

“Traditionally, people looked at the building and the location. Today, the environment and the environment are more important. And I believe that education is more and more at the heart of the needs of Quebeckers, when we see people sleeping outside to have access to a kindergarten … ”

– Eric Charbonneau, President of Centris

He added that several major Canadian real estate brands could follow suit and offer this information soon on their own website.

The areas of school attendance are accessible on Centris from the sheet of a property. To the left of the map (at the bottom of the map) is a variety of information, including primary and secondary schools. You have to click on each school to see its zone appear in gray. Centris specifies that if certain zones are not displayed, it is because they have not been defined. This is especially true of private schools and some public special schools.

School territories are re-evaluated each year. Éric Charbonneau ensures that the information will be updated on the platform within a short time.

Soon, buyers who visit the Centris site will also be able to calculate the travel time (by car, public transport or on foot) between a given address and the property they are interested in. This feature, currently available to brokers, is expected to be available to the general public in the coming months for Montreal.