Articles About Owning and Maintaining a Home

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What you need to know about cellars

November 16 2020 | 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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Tips and Tricks – For a safe holiday season

November 15 2020 | 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.
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All I want for Christmas is to play outside! 8 outdoor activities for the whole family

November 6 2020 | 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.

Shopping for a home: Did you miss something?

October 25 2020 | 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!
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How to build a home theatre

September 27 2020 | 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!
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7 tips to increase the resale value of a property

August 18 2020 | by Audrey Gilbert Did you know that when you sell a property you can recuperate up to 100 percent of the money you invest in certain improvements, such as kitchen renovations? Find out about the best renovations to target if you want to increase a property’s resale value.
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7 activities to do at home with your family

June 9 2020 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques In the current situation, you may be finding it hard to keep your kids busy. With a little imagination, you can still have fun with your family at home.
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Eco-friendly moving tips

June 8 2020 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques If you're planning an upcoming move and want to minimize your ecological footprint, here are some simple and inexpensive solutions.
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Reuse and recycle for low-cost home improvements

April 21 2020 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques It’s decided! This year, you’re (finally) going to renovate your kitchen. The only problem is, you’re on a tight budget. Fortunately, there is a way to make affordable home improvements while minimizing your impact on the environment: green renovations. While traditional renovations generally require new and possibly expensive materials, green renovations rely on recycled materials. The goal is to give a second life to objects you already own. When green renos are well executed, they can help you save big.

How to maintain your home to retain a good resale value

March 18 2020 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Has your property been well maintained? This is one of the first questions potential buyers will ask. If you say no, they’ll move on to another house that’s received proper care.