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7 Economic Benefits of Buying a Brand-New Home

You are looking for the ideal house but you do not necessarily want to spend hours upon hours making renovations . . .  Are you interested by a brand new “turnkey” house? By selecting your future house wisely, [...]


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There are problems with my new property – what can I do?

Buying something brand new doesn’t guarantee a perfect experience. Confronted with many different problèmes after purchase or move-in, certain new homeowners don’t know where to turn to have their rights respected. Let’s take a closer look. Step 1 [...]


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Buying a house with a RRSP… Without having a RRSP

You have savings to buy your first house and you are short but not by much? Here is a strategy that allows to convert a bank loan in a RRSP and then to use the associated tax refund [...]


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Everything you need to know about home ownership programs

Municipalities need revenues to pay their employees and to provide services to their citizens, and the primary source of obtaining and increasing that revenue is through property taxes. Therefore, municipalities apply a variety of imaginative approaches to attracting [...]


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A complete worry-free guide to buying your new home

Buying a home or condo is undoubtedly one of the most stressful steps in one’s life. At GuideHabitation.ca, we have spent the last several years observing this purchase process from both sides of the transaction. One thing is [...]


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Condominium Soundproofing: When Noises Affect the Quality of Life

Condo soundproofing has greatly improved over the last 20 years. Despite that, noise is still the second most important cause of discord between owners. Survival guide . . .  Jocelyne Miller, a retired teacher, lives in her first [...]


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How to buy a new condo and save money

For somebody looking for a new home, these are confusing times we live in. Gone are the good old days of les habitants, when all you had to do was walk into a clearing, drive a stake into the [...]


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Which advance payments are required on a condo or new home?

Reservations, preliminary contracts and deposits : what are common practices in the industry? How can you acquire the condo of your dreams without taking any useless risks? Experts have the answers to your questions. Read: what is a [...]


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How much should you save for renovations and emergencies?

A house is probably the most expensive item you’ll ever purchase in your life. Most people plan for the costs of the mortgage, notary fees, moving fees, taxes and other miscellaneous expenses, but it is also important to [...]


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What can you buy with $250,000?

This is it! Your mind is set: you’re buying a house. A brand-new one, on top of it! It’s all very exciting, but what does, say, a $250,000 budget get you? Step 1: Price, Home Type and Location Once [...]