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5 tips to follow the construction of your new home

Work has begun, and in a few months, you will set foot in your brand-new house . . .  that does not yet exist. For the moment, you wish to be able to follow the progress of operations. [...]


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New home taxes

Alas, new homes are taxable! Indeed, buyers will be burdened by additional charges of 5% for the Goods and Services Tax [GST] and 9.975% for the Quebec Sales Tax [QST]. There is hope, though. It is possible to [...]


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8 questions to ask in the sales office

Buying a brand-new home is a very different process than purchasing one on the resale market. And more often than not, it is less known! It is important to be well prepared before visiting a sales office because you [...]


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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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Buying a Condo Off-Plan: Mitigating the Risks

There are many advantages to buying a condo off-plan, but there are also risks involved. We’re here to tell you what they are, and how to best protect yourself. Buying a condo off-plan can be a good idea. [...]


How much to invest in personalizing your new home?

It is normal for a new owner to want to add a personal touch to his or her new dream dwelling: a sauna, a patio, a stylish countertop, etc. Here are six key elements you need to know [...]


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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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Inspections and visits during the construction of your house

You have bought a custom-built house or a condo and you wish to follow the construction step by step. It is legitimate, desirable and even possible legally. La Garantie construction résidentielle (GCR) also protects you in case of [...]


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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 [...]