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Buying a house with a broker

It seems that more and more people enter the adventure that is buying a home without the services of a real-estate broker – but real-estate brokers remain very present on the homebuying landscape. When comes the time to [...]


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7 Economic Benefits of Buying a Brand-New Home

You are looking for the ideal house but you do not necessarily want to spend hours upon hours making renovations . . .  Are you interested by a brand new “turnkey” house? By selecting your future house wisely, [...]


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There are problems with my new property – what can I do?

Buying something brand new doesn’t guarantee a perfect experience. Confronted with many different problèmes after purchase or move-in, certain new homeowners don’t know where to turn to have their rights respected. Let’s take a closer look. Step 1 [...]


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Condominium Soundproofing: When Noises Affect the Quality of Life

Condo soundproofing has greatly improved over the last 20 years. Despite that, noise is still the second most important cause of discord between owners. Survival guide . . .  Jocelyne Miller, a retired teacher, lives in her first [...]


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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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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 [...]