Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

How often should you check the condition of heating and cooling system? Are there any grants available to re-do your balconies? Do you need a permit to do renovations? We're here to help.

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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.
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Choosing the right type of sheathing for your flat roof

September 20 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Flat roofs are very common in Quebec’s urban centres. Most are covered in sheathing made of a mix of asphalt and gravel. Find more options and alternatives to conventional roofing
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How to childproof your home

July 26 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Toddlers and their tendency to explore can be a serious source of stress for new parents. Here are 20 ways to make your home safer for young adventurers.
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How to make sure your pool is safe

July 24 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Although pools are synonymous with fun and relaxation, this doesn’t mean safety should go out the window. Adequate facilities are paramount to prevent a slip-up and ensure your family’s safety.
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How to build a patio

July 19 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques What better way to enjoy your yard over the summer than eating a meal, drinking a cold one or just lazily lying about on your patio?