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A worry-free guide to buying your new home – complete guide

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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]


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Discovering a neighborhood thanks to Facebook

When the time comes to purchase a house, one of the first criteria that must be observed is the neighborhood – particularly if you have young children! But how can we be adequately informed on a neighborhood when [...]


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Net or gross surface area: watch out for dwellings that are smaller than expected

The difference between the surface area of a unit as written in the sales contract and its actual surface area once the unit is built is a recurring problem in real estate. Net square footage, gross square footage [...]


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Which neighborhoods in Greater Montreal are the most valuable?

When it comes time to consider buying property, choosing the right neighborhood is probably the first decision to be made… along with your budget. Ironically, the two are intrinsically linked, given that a house in Auteuil, Laval will [...]