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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 [...]


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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 [...]