March 28, 2018

Highlights of the 2018-2019 Provincial Budget

The 2018-2019 provincial budget that was tabled on March 27 includes several items related to real estate and housing.

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February 8, 2018

Buying a Home Using the HBP

The HBP allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 from your RRSP to buy your first home.

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November 23, 2017

5 Advantages of Mortgage Pre-Approval

Here is an overview of the main benefits of getting mortgage pre-approval when buying a home.

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November 9, 2017

Home Ownership Programs: Are You Eligible?

An overview of the main programs offered in Québec.

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July 12, 2017

Impact of the Key Interest Rate Increase

The Bank of Canada Raises its Key Interest Rate by 25 points.

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June 15, 2017

Renovating? Subsidy Programs are Available!

Are you planning to do some home renovations soon? Find out about the various renovation subsidy programs that are available.

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December 22, 2016

The Facts About Contingency Funds

A contingency fund is an essential component of the sound management of a condominium.

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October 31, 2016

New Mortgage Rules: Impact in Québec

An overview of the new measures that were announced and their potential impact on the province’s real estate market.

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August 29, 2016

Title Insurance to the Rescue!

Has your notary informed you that the property you want to buy has title problems? Title insurance is a solution.

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July 14, 2016

How to Establish a Realistic Renovation Budget

With any large renovation project, there’s always a risk of cost overruns. Here are a few tips for setting a realistic budget.

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May 12, 2016

Sale of a Property: Business Income or Capital Gain?

You buy a house and sell it a few days, months or years later. Should you include the profit in your income?

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May 5, 2016

Renovations That Pay Off

Sooner or later, all properties benefit from being renovated. But beware! Some renovations are much more profitable than others.

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April 28, 2016

The HBP: A Helping Hand in Becoming a Homeowner

With the Home Buyers’ Plan (HBP), you can withdraw up to $25,000 from your RRSP for the purchase of a first home.

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March 28, 2016

The Reserve Fund Should Not be Overlooked!

Of major importance to all condo buyers is the reserve or contingency fund, used to pay for the building’s major expenses.

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March 24, 2016

Working From Home and Deductions

Do you work from home? Can you deduct home office expenses? Here is a brief guide that will help you maximize your deductions.

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March 17, 2016

Fixed or Variable Interest Rate?

Fixed or variable-rate mortgage? Each option has its pros and cons.

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March 10, 2016

Why Remortgage Your Home?

Have you already paid all or almost all of your mortgage? If so, you can consider refinancing the mortgage on your house.

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March 3, 2016

Home Insurance, Essential Protection

While home insurance is not mandatory, house and condo owners have every reason to protect their homes.

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February 25, 2016

Give a Boost to Your Down Payment

Since financial requirements for home ownership can be complex and demanding, mortgage loan insurance is often a great help.

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February 18, 2016

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

When it takes decades to pay off your mortgage, we wonder if there are any shortcuts.

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