Buying tips

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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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Condominium Fees: from A to Z 

You are the happy owner of a brand new condo and you notice, with pleasure, that your condominium fees are not that expensive. Be careful, do not pat yourself on the back too quickly, because low condo fees [...]


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Mortgages in 10 lessons

You’re almost ready to realize your dream and buy your first home, but the very thought of a mortgage gives you hives? You don’t understand anything when it comes to down payments, interest, insurance, amortization and mortgage terms? [...]


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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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Tips for non-resident house buyers

If you don’t live in the Province of Quebec, you need to know the rules of the game before buying a condo or a second home. From mortgage financing to tax obligations, experts explain what non-resident buyers need [...]


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How can I cancel my offer on a house?

You are two steps away from getting a house that you like a lot, but suddenly you start to doubt your decision. But, is there a way to back down? “People think they are just making a simple [...]