Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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 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. Shopping for a home: Did you miss something? January 25 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques No doubt you live a hectic life. That said, when shopping for a home, sweating the small stuff can make all the difference between making a sound or sloppy investment. Besides the typical concerns (price, neighborhood, condition of property) before taking that big step there are many other questions buyers forget to ask along the home buying journey. Of course, a building inspector can help you with all the technical aspects related to the property, but have you thought about a home buying to-do checklist? Not to worry, we are here to help make your life easier! The hidden costs of buying a house January 25 2017 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques No question, buying a home or condo is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in life. That in mind, buyers should be aware that the actual purchase price of the property is only part of the ultimate cost and expenses related to buying it. When it comes to costs associated with a purchase, we often think of the obvious… whether you’ll have to redo the roof, replace the windows, etc. But there are many other hidden expenses related to homeownership that often get overlooked – potentially costing you thousands of dollars at the end of the day. 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.