The bang for your buck has always been louder in Canada, and it still is, even as the loonie has caught up with the slumped U.S. dollar. Consider that you’d spend a million-plus for this revamped three-bedroom co-op in Morningside Heights, a haven for Columbia students and families seeking more space for less than what they’d pay 25 blocks south. In Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a Montreal neighborhood that shares a similar family-friendly, college-town vibe—Concordia University is the nearby academic draw—it gets you an entire four-bedroom house. Built in the twenties, it has a small pond, as well as an in-ground pool that’s bound to be fun during Montreal’s three-week summer.
170 CLAREMONT AVENUE, APT. 1516
The Facts: Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,500-plus-square-foot co-op.
Asking Price: $1.139 million.
Maintenance: $1,351 per month.
Agent: Lori Huler Glick, Stribling & Associates.
4211 AVENUE DE MELROSE, NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE, MONTREAL
The Facts: A four-bedroom, three-bath house.
Asking Price: $1.095 million.
Taxes: $8,940 per year.
Agent: Antoine Zabal, Montec Realties.