How to find and buy the perfect waterfront property (house or cottage) in the Laurentians (Quebec, Canada)?


In order to find your ideal property, it is first important to determine your most important criterias. We know that the number of bedrooms and the maximum budget is the basis of a research, but a motor boats permitted lake or not, and the distance from the grocery stores and restaurants should also be considered.


Once these criterias are established, it is important to determine the maximum distance you wish from your main residence, or from your work if it's a primary residence. You can then determine the few cities that might interest you.


You can then go on the website to do a preliminary search using the map to get a first idea of the type of properties that match your criteria.


Write down the address, price, and the mls # of the properties in order to refer to them in the future.


The and websites are also very user friendly for your research.


Once you find 5 or 10 properties that you find interesting, it is suggested to contact a real estate broker to learn more about the properties and selected lakes. Share your criterias with the broker so that it suggests other properties that you may have not noticed.


Thereafter, take 2 or 3 hours to visit these properties and the surrounding area. Stop for a coffee or lunch in the nearest village and pick up the local newspapers to get a better ‘feel’ of the region.


Finally, when a lake or a specific property interests you, ask about the water quality, about the septic system, and about the neighbors to know as much as possible before making a promise to purchase.


Good luck!


Yanick Laporte,B.A.A.


Century 21 Tremblant


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Yanick Laporte

Yanick Laporte

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CENTURY 21 Tremblant
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