Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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What you need to know about cellars

February 16 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Before you start your big spending and blocking off an entire room to storing wine, here’s what you need to consider.
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To sell or to renovate your house, that is the question!

February 16 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques 5 questions to ask yourself when hesitating between selling or renovating your home.
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Tips to visit a home in winter

February 13 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques When people wish to quit their apartment in July, they are looking for houses at the beginning of the year, and this means during winter. Even if you can’t visit the backyard, visiting in winter has some benefits!
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11 things to know about a house's energy efficiency

January 24 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques A house's energy efficiency refers to the overall technical means, habits and actions that aim to reduce energy consumption.
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Safety starts at home: preventing and planning against fires

December 10 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques When it comes to house fires, a momentary lapse of attention is all it takes for the unthinkable to occur. Having the right reflexes in a crisis could save your life, and the lives of those you hold dear.
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All I want for Christmas is to play outside! 8 outdoor activities for the whole family

December 6 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques The holiday season isn’t just a time for celebration, but a great opportunity to make some memories with the family. Here are a few suggestions to spread your holiday cheer outdoors.
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Christmas trees: how to choose and decorate them

November 23 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Some set it up before the first snowflake even hits the ground, while others wait until the last possible second to decorate it. Whatever your preference, a Christmas tree is a festive and unifying tradition.
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Supplemental heat in winter: stoves and fireplaces

November 18 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques If you want to add a little comfort and warmth to cold winter nights, or try to make up for some of the central heating’s shortcomings, here are a list of things to consider.
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How to maintain an indoor garden

October 20 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Whether it’s for the unbeatable freshness of its produce, for the satisfaction of eating healthy food or to liven up your plate during the long winter season, the idea of having your own indoor garden is certainly an appealing one.
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How to save when renovating

October 16 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Looking to save when renovating or redesigning your property? Obviously, relying on your own handyman instincts rather than using a professional is a good way to cut costs, but it may come back to haunt you.