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All about the warranties on new houses

Maybe you don’t know it, but the world of new housing projects just lived a great revolution. Since January 1st 2015, the Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) is the only organization authorized by the Régie du bâtiment du [...]


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Dalia: a new district in the heart of the city

Located in a booming urban setting in the heart of Montreal, in the borough of Saint-Laurent, the Dalia project forms a mixed project of townhouses and condominiums surrounded by green spaces, close to services and amenities. A desirable [...]


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Buying a home off-plan: unrealistic expectations?

Whether because of popular culture or due to the experiences of friends and family, first-time home buyers are often more familiar with the resale market or “second-hand houses.” Therefore, when they start the process of buying a brand-new [...]


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How to Negotiate Efficiently the Purchase of Your Condo

Warning, this article will greatly please buyers… but perhaps less sellers! I have managed to gather a few insider tips which are easy and practical, that will allow you to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars while purchasing [...]


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Small and big condo projects: pros and cons

You start shopping around for your first brand new condo and you realize that condominiums come in all shapes and sizes! Ranging from two-unit buildings (like a duplex) to a-thousand-unit ones, there are all kinds of options on [...]


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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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Buying a Parking Spot with a Condo?

Future condo buyers are unanimous: a parking spot is very important, if not a must. Some consider the resale value, others simply the handy and practical aspect. “But wow is it expensive!”, tells me a young computer consultant who [...]


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Taking possession of a new condo: how to protect yourself from delays

You have found your dream condo. You fell in love with the building plans and you signed a preliminary contract with the intent to buy a unit in this building. The agreement stipulates that you will take possession [...]


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The preliminary contract: 5 important questions

The preliminary contract is the first step in the purchase of a new property. It is a critical legal document similar to the promise of purchase which precedes the purchase of a property from a previous owner, but [...]


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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 [...]