plan de maison

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 [...]


plan

Four questions to better understand the purchase of a condo on plan

You love the neighborhood, the plans, the model unit… in short, you’re in love with a condominium that’s still in the project state. Here are four answers to your most common questions. 1. How many units will the [...]


Flip immobilier

6 tips to avoid turning a flip into a flop!

Do you dream of performing the perfect house flip? You’re not alone. A increasingly larger population is becoming interested in the concept of the flip, thanks in part to the rapid multiplication of television shows on the topic. [...]


S'informer

The preliminary contract: 5 important questions

The preliminary contract is the first step in the purchase of a new property. It is a critical legal document similar to the promise of purchase which precedes the purchase of a property from a previous owner, but [...]


plan habitation neuve

Buying a Condo Off-Plan: Mitigating the Risks

There are many advantages to buying a condo off-plan, but there are also risks involved. We’re here to tell you what they are, and how to best protect yourself. Buying a condo off-plan can be a good idea. [...]


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5 tips to follow the construction of your new home

Work has begun, and in a few months, you will set foot in your brand-new house . . .  that does not yet exist. For the moment, you wish to be able to follow the progress of operations. [...]


Dollar

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 [...]


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Trick questions for condo sellers

What makes promoters of new condos and homes uncomfortable? We asked four people representing residential projects to answer some of our trick questions… and whether or not there were questions that made them uncomfortable. The results were surprising! [...]


ville ou banlieue

City or suburbs? 4 factors to help you choose

So here you are, ready to become a homeowner for what might be the first, or the umpteenth time! You have an important decision to make: will it be life in the suburbs or life in the city? [...]


Acheter-maison-retraite

Buying a home or condo upon retirement

You’ve spent many years preparing your finances for your retirement… have you given any thought to the lifestyle that best corresponds to your new aspiration? Are you thinking of buying a small country home in a bucolic area [...]