Dedicated, driven and passionate, Helen works tirelessly for her clients to ensure that every transaction is done right, from start to finish. Helen’s clients praise her as capable, effective and understanding, with a keen attention to detail. Helen is both a shrewd businesswoman and a talented sales and marketing expert. Whether it’s pricing a property and helping to prepare it for sale, reaching the largest number of potential buyers, or negotiating the best price, Helen’s knowledge and experience of the real estate process means her clients get the best results. Her goal is to exceed expectations, every time.
Helen’s results speak for themselves – she has sold over $85,000,000 in volume since 2010, and consistently ranks as one of Royal LePage’s Top Performers: she is a Top Tier Broker, is in the National Top 5%, winning President's Gold Award (2023, & 2016 - 2019), Diamond Award (2022, 2021), Platinum Award (2020, 2014), Annual Award of Excellence, Master Sales Awards (2015, 2013), Career Associate of the Year Award (2014) and Sales Achievement Award (2012).
Spanning the areas from downtown Montreal to the Ontario border, including the West Island, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Hudson, Saint Lazare and Rigaud, Helen helps her clients to buy and sell residential homes and condos, waterfront properties, luxury estates, equestrian and farm properties, commercial and investment properties.
A long term resident of Hudson, Helen knows first-hand what makes the area of Hudson, St-Lazare, and surrounding area so special. Buyers are looking for more than just a home: they’re looking for a lifestyle, and she can help deliver just that.
Helen is easy to work with; she is helpful, informative, and up to date on the latest market trends, and her clients would not hesitate to refer her to friends, colleagues, and family.
Real Estate Predictions for 2024!
Our view at Royal LePage on the real estate market for 2024 is positive! President and CEO of Royal LePage, Phil Soper predicts that the first quarter of 2024 will see no change in the Bank Rate for the early half of 2024. But in the second half the Bank Rate is likely to decrease, allowing for mortgage interest rates to come down to somewhere between
4 – 5%. This is actually getting back to ‘normal’ after interest rates of 2 - 3% were employed for a few years to stimulate the economy. We then had the pandemic, which made supplies scarce, created workforce challenges, and rocked the economic boat so much that inflation rose. At the same time, we’ve had the chronic housing supply shortage. After a roller coaster ride over the last four years, we now see a positive return to market ‘normalcy’ as
Consumer Confidence increases.
Nationally, single-family detached and condominium prices forecasted to increase 6.0% and 5.0%, respectively, year over year in Q4 of 2024
Home prices are expected to show greatest increases in second half of 2024
Calgary aggregate home price projected to see greatest gains of all major markets at 8.0%
Aggregate price of a home in the greater regions of Toronto and Montreal are forecasted to end next year 6.0% and 5.0% respectively above the final quarter of 2023, while Greater Vancouver is expected to see a more modest increase of 3.0%Royal LePage 2024 Market Survey Forecast Table: rlp.ca/table_2024forecast
Royal LePage 2024 Quarterly Forecast Table: rlp.ca/table_2024quarterlyforecast
"Looking ahead, we see 2024 as an important tipping point for the national economy as the majority of Canadians acknowledge that the ultra-low interest rate era is dead and gone," said Soper. "We believe that the 'great adjustment' to tolerable, mid-single-digit borrowing costs will have a firm grip on our collective consciousness after only modest rate cuts by the Bank of Canada."
"For the last year, many Canadians have been fixated on the idea of interest rates needing to come down significantly before they can afford to enter or re-enter the housing market. Acceptance that a mortgage rate of four to five per cent is the new normal should untether pent-up demand as first-time buyers, flush with savings collected during the extended down market in housing, regain the confidence to go home shopping. And, with the return of first-timer demand, we expect families who have put off upgrading their homes to begin to list their properties in much greater numbers," continued Soper.
."Markets take time to adjust. We see a move toward typical home sale transaction levels in 2024, and as the year progresses, appreciating house prices." Soper predicts that by the end of 2024, home prices will essentially climb back to their pandemic peak, reached in the first quarter of 2022.
Housing Supply Crisis
“The demand/supply imbalance will put further upward pressure on home prices. While uncomfortably expensive housing in our major markets is inevitable, it is imperative that governments adopt quick and extraordinary measures to mitigate affordability challenges and address the housing supply crisis," concluded Soper.
We are looking forward to a positive 2024! Please contact me for market updates, and I’d be happy to look after your real estate needs!
See you soon!