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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Choosing the ideal countertop for your kitchen

May 1 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques The advantages and inconveniences of the most sought-after materials in interior design.
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A guide to buying the best home appliances

April 30 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Because these are big purchases, after all, rest easy knowing you can rely on our checklist.

How to build a home theatre

April 27 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Ah, home theatre systems… Every fan of TV series, electronic gadgets and epic movies dreams about owning one. If you decide to take on this project, there are a few aspects you should keep in mind to maximize efficiency in your new space, while keeping an eye on your budget!

The hidden costs of buying a house

March 23 2018 | 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.
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The Art of Outdooring

March 6 2018 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Outdooring, or outdoor living, is without a doubt the latest trend in design. Whether facing the courtyard or the gardens, an inspired exterior layout will allow you to savour every last drop of summer.
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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.