Real Estate News# Montreal, Toronto seeing Canada’s strongest home price growth

The cost of housing per square foot has skyrocketed in Montreal while other cities saw little change over the last year, according to a new national survey.

The study found that condominium prices in downtown Montreal are up 13.5 per cent from last year to, on average, $805 per square foot.

A newly-released annual report from CENTURY 21 Canada reveals that, following an early-spring decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales numbers are bouncing back and house prices across the country are maintaining their strength. The study compared the price per square foot of properties sold between January 1 and June 30 of this year, compared to the same period last year.
“When the pandemic took hold in Canada in mid-March, there was a lot of uncertainty about what would happen to real estate sales during the typically busy spring market,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president of CENTURY 21 Canada. “What we have seen is that after a dip in the number of sales early in the pandemic, the pace of sales has returned to near-normal levels as real estate agents and companies innovated new ways of doing things. The real estate industry has proved resilient through the past several months. And even further, prices have held steady as well.”

Tourism News# SunExpress adds capacity to boost German flights to Turkish resorts !

Following the German government’s lifting of the travel warnings to Antalya, Izmir, Dalaman and Bodrum, SunExpress decided to focus more on its touristic flights from Germany and increase its capacity on its flights to these destinations.

As becoming the first airline to operate both domestic and international flights from Antalya and Izmir after the lifting of the travel bans by the Turkish government, SunExpress is currently operating direct scheduled flights from 14 cities in Turkey to 29 cities in Europe.
As an airline connecting Antalya to international and domestic destinations with direct and scheduled flights, SunExpress is offering a 15%-capacity increase in Antalya flights in August. SunExpress, which operates daily international flights from Antalya to many popular German destinations such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin and Nuremberg, is adding Münster and Osnabrück to its Antalya-Germany flight network in August. Offering direct scheduled flights from Antalya to 21 cities in Europe, SunExpress is also increasing the number of flights to London, Paris, Vienna and many other destinations in August.
Based in sunny Antalya on the Turkish Mediterranean, SunExpress was founded in 1989 as a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Germany’s Lufthansa.
SunExpress last year saw a passenger load factor of 83% and carried an impressive total of over 10 million travelers.