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holding period of a property in quebec

September 2018

Holding Period for a Single-Family Hom and Condominium in Quebec


During a life, some owners will live in many properties and others will stay in the same house for several years. But what is the average holding time of a house or condominium in Quebec? In this publication, discover what the median holding period for a single-family home and a condominium is for a household in Quebec. By analyzing the holding period of people who sold their property between 2015 and 2017, JLR was able to establish the moment where 50% of buyers in 2018 will have resold their property..

The bad debt statistics are obtained from the records compiled by JLR from the Quebec Land Register.


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over 50%

of buyers will have sold their house in the first 12 years after the purchase

9 years

median holding period of condominiums 


possibility of reselling after 5 years of ownership of a house

16 years

longest median holding period for a region

about the writer


Joanie Fontaine, M.SC.

Owner of a master degree in economics, Joanie analyzes the real estate market and its various components. Bases on JLR's extensive database, she conducts statistical studies related to the real estate market. Her researches are published on our blog and regularly quoted by important Quebec publications like Les Affaires and La Presse.  

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To be informed on the Quebec real estate  market trends.


To convey the right information to your customers.


To help you make the right decisions.


To get accurate, complete and reliable data. 

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