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Urban condos are making an appearance in the suburbs!

From Laval to the South Shore and even further from the Montreal area, promoters are describing their projects as “urban condos”. Urban condos in the suburbs – something of a paradox, wouldn’t you agree? For many, living in [...]


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Soundproofing: 4 Tips to Reduce Noises with a Minimum of Effort

Noises are a source of many conflicts in condos. It is even a very important reason for many formal notices. The problems are present often in old buildings. “Soundproofing is particularly bad in housing towers transformed in condos” [...]


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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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St. Vincent-de-Paul

Saint-Vincent-de-Paul is on the south of Ile Jesus, facing the Ahuntsic and Montreal North neighbourhoods of Montreal. It is bordered by Auteuil Boulevard to the west, Highway 440 to the north, Montee Saint-Francois to the east and the [...]


Construction neuve

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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Discover… the city of Laval

The City of Laval is the third largest city in the Province of Quebec with a population of 416,000 inhabitants (2014). Its territory of 245 km2 includes the entire île Jésus, the island that is in the middle of [...]


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Vimont

Located in the centre of Ile Jesus, Vimont is bordered by Sainte-Rose Boulevard to the north, Papineau Ave to the west, the Laurentan Boulevard to the east, Highway 440 and Saint-Martin Boulevard to the south, as well as [...]