Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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gift Choosing the perfect gift for your hostess or host! December 8 2016 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques To bring or not to bring is the question. This holiday season, the moment you accept an invitation there’s an unspoken understanding that your hostess or host will be awesome, and you will be the perfect guest. So, what’s the secret? Simple  never show up empty handed! That in mind, here are some great gift ideas sure to make you a guest to remember. Christmas tree Tips and Tricks – For a safe holiday season November 30 2016 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Gifts! Wreaths! Christmas Trees! Security! The holiday season remains a time to get in the spirit by dressing up your home to create the perfect Christmas vibe. No surprise the holiday season is also prime time for safety mishaps including fires and falls. To avoid becoming another statistic or prime time headline on the evening news, be diligent when it comes to home safety. Here are some basic rules to follow when installing your Christmas decorations. snow covered lamp Tips to visit a home in winter November 10 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux 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! Couple looking at a renovation plan Renovating your home: Québec’s programs and tax credits November 9 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Nothing beats an entirely renovated home. Did you know that Québec offers governmental programs and tax credits that can help you cut your renovation costs? coffee table Home staging October 28 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux When visiting a home for sale, potential buyers only take a few minutes to make up their mind about the property. First impressions are very important, so hide your toothbrushes and macramé decorations! And to really add the perfect touch to charm visitors, you should turn to home staging. Here is how to make your house appealing to visitors. roof with autumn leaves Setting your home up for success to sell this spring October 26 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Buy in fall, sell in spring! Have you heard that phrase recently? Spring marks the start of another busy selling season for homeowners. That in mind, we’ve put together a go-to guide of best practices on how to successfully sell your house for the best possible price this coming spring. From home staging to home cooking - we have all the tips and tricks of the trade to help you out. So you think you can hibernate till spring? Think again! How to effectively prepare your home before winter hits October 26 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Autumn is upon us and time to take advantage of the final days of fall to prepare your home before another Canadian winter wades in. To make it easy as possible, prepare a detailed list (yes, a step-by-step go-to checklist!) so that you’ll be spending your time reading by the fireplace, rather than waiting by the phone for help. heating equipment Heating and air conditioning: taking care of your equipment September 28 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Living in the cozy confines of your condo can make it easy to remember why you chose the ease of condo living. And regular maintenance of your heating and cooling equipment will ensure you continue to live the good life in the modern comforts of your condo. Inspecting your home’s roof: Where to start? September 14 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Roofing professionals agree that annual maintenance on your roof will ensure that it doesn’t leak and prolong its lifespan. But what exactly has to be inspected? Do you need the services of a roofing professional? house and iphone The top 5 best gadgets for a smart home July 22 2016 | by Nathalie Champoux Controlling objects in your home with your smartphone is no longer science fiction—it’s a reality! In addition to helping you save money, these gadgets can enable you to save time and gain peace of mind when you’re not at home!