March 10, 2020 Expenses to Consider When Buying a Property Have you decided to become a homeowner? Learn more about the costs that are involved. November 8, 2019 New Sales Record in Quebec in 3rd Quarter A total of 21,662 sales (+16%) were concluded in Quebec from July to September, setting a new third quarter sales record! November 6, 2019 Want to Save on Your Heating Bill? Of Course You Do! Our cold winters have a real impact on our annual electricity bill. Here are a few tips for reducing this expense. September 3, 2019 The Costs Associated With Buying a Home Here's a list of expenses that you can expect to pay when buying a home. July 4, 2019 Sales Above the Asking Price are Increasing More and more properties across the province are selling above the asking price. 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. 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. 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. November 9, 2017 Home Ownership Programs: Are You Eligible? An overview of the main programs offered in Québec. July 12, 2017 Impact of the Key Interest Rate Increase The Bank of Canada Raises its Key Interest Rate by 25 points. 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. December 22, 2016 The Facts About Contingency Funds A contingency fund is an essential component of the sound management of a condominium. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 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. 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. 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.