Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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brush painting the wall How to find the right building contractor April 19 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques How to find the right building contractor Minimalist lounge Minimalism: Living with less, daily April 6 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Minimalism isn’t just about decorating your home ⎯ it’s also a way of thinking that’s becoming more and more popular worldwide.  Vinegar, baking soda and lemon to clean Eco-friendly tips & tricks for spring cleaning April 6 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques The sun smiles down upon us longer and longer each day and the weather’s heating up, which means it’s time for the famous spring clean!  Pull the rope from its side Negotiation tips when buying or selling a house March 10 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques In this article, we’ll examine the oft-abstract art of negotiation in a real estate environment. winter road Our tips for a successful winter move March 7 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Are you planning to move in the dead of winter, amidst the snow and freezing cold? Believe it or not, there are many advantages to moving in the wintertime. Discover our tips on how to pull off a successful winter move. Get your shovels, de-icing salt and studded winter boots ready! Let’s do this! couple reading house plan What you need to know about building your own house March 1 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Building your own house is an ambitious project governed by many regulations, and requiring a great deal of time, effort and expertise. Here's what you need to know before getting started What constitutes a hidden defect? February 28 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Warm decor, plenty of light, perfect location, nearby school… After months of looking, you’ve finally found your dream home. Many weeks go by, and you begin to notice water trickling into the basement. Is it a hidden defect? Selling your home with or without a real estate broker February 10 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques The saying goes that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. If that is indeed true, what about when it comes to selling your home? Do you sell it yourself, or do you use a real estate broker? Let’s examine both options. The costs of purchasing or selling a house February 10 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Given its importance, a real estate transaction must be treated very different from an ordinary purchase. Aside from the amount initially negotiated and agreed upon between the buyer and seller, there are also other substantial fees that must be paid by the involved parties. Is it worth renovating before selling? Looking for the best return on investment? Renovate the kitchen. February 1 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Is it worth it to renovate before selling? Absolutely! But it all depends on the work you plan to do.