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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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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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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 rsidentielle (GCR) is the only organization authorized by the Rgie du btiment du [...]



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10 things to consider before buying a new home

Buying a new home is serious business. For many, it will be the biggest economic transaction of their life. The quality of its construction is therefore an essential component. We have identified the top ten things to verifying [...]


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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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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 ofles habitants, when all you had to do was walk into a clearing, drive a stake into the [...]




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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 [...]