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5 keys To Understand Soundproofing Evaluation

1. Sound reduction is evaluated by two different indexes: The Sound Transmission Class (STC) that includes airborne sounds such as television, music and discussions. To give an example, a normal voice is perceived at an STC of 50, [...]


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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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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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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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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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9 reasons to buy a new home without the help of a broker

1 – You can do it yourself, if time permits The jargon home-buying world is relatively difficult to understand, but don’t let that stop you. It’s often better to take the time to do everything yourself. It’s always [...]



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No need for a man to buy a condo!

Marie-Pier Ouellet fell under the spell of a condo. So she made an offer and is excitedly waiting to hear back from the bank. A young single urban professional, Marie-Pier is part of significant demographic in the realm [...]