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What $699,000 buys across Canada, including 6 acres in Quebec

Property Snoop: Dreaming of a spectacularly beautiful property with equally stunning surrounding views? Here's three great buys in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.

1. A beautiful, newly renovated home on a landscaped six-acre plot North of Montreal. 

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This home is an interior decorator’s paradise, complete with large, exposed wood beams and a wood stove.

Address: 1156 Rue Brosseau
Where: Prévost, Quebec
Price: $699,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths
The argument about commutes always boils down to: how long can you live with? Fifty minutes from Montreal sounds pretty doable when it’s a contemporary, freshly renovated jewel box, set on six acres stocked with a pool, outdoor kitchen, forest and private pond replete with trout and ducks. City working by day; country living by night.

2. A lakeside home or cottage with stunning views of Lake Ontario.

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Take a load off with 142 feet of lake frontage and a large, private dock.

Address: 1146 Highway 96
Where: Wolfe Island, Ontario
Price: $699,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths
While everyone else sits in their pricey pint-sized Toronto condo, you’re living like a pasha in a sprawling Wolfe Island property with 142 feet of Lake Ontario frontage. From your private palazzo and dock, you’re only 20 minutes away from Kingston by ferry. If the main floor feels a little like you’re living on a boat, it’s only because the expansive views of the water are almost underfoot.

3. A stunning, completely refurbished bungalow in Southeast Calgary.

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Nestled on a tree-lined residential street, this home is also steps away from shopping, public transit and schools.

Address: 10015 Fairmount Drive SE
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Price: $679,000
Specs: 3 beds, 3 baths
Although mid-century ranches were designed to be affordable housing stock in planned communities, you’d never know this circa 1965 bungalow wasn’t meant for a king. Totally renovated and updated for 2017, the retrofitted floor plan now includes an open, airy vibe overlooking a great room with fireplace and dining area. The master bedroom is now thoroughly efficient with open en suite bath and large closet, while the basement is as far from basement-y as it gets — ground-level, modern and bright.

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