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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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.
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An Eco-Friendly Halloween

October 18 2019 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Soon, on Halloween night, witches and wizards will swarm into the streets to go on a wild scavenger hunt for candies. But why not celebrate keeping the environment in mind by reusing and recycling?
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How to maintain your cottage to make the most of it

October 16 2019 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques If you have a three-season cottage—that is, a cottage you don't use in winter—it requires some maintenance work in the fall and spring.

Create a vegetable garden at home with hydroponics

September 18 2019 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques Home hydroponics is becoming more and more popular. But what exactly are the benefits of hydroponics, and what basic equipment do you need?
The right way to remodel your garage

The right way to remodel your garage

April 12 2019 | by Multi-Prêts Hypothèques If you want to remodel your garage, you may be experiencing a number of desires or frustrations. Perhaps it's overflowing with items you're storing "for now." Maybe you'd like to get more out of it by using it for a certain activity. Or maybe you just want to use it more regularly for—your car.