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  1. How to improve the air quality in your home

    In this article Why is good air quality important? Five ways to improve indoor air quality Bring in help if you need to   Your home is more than a peaceful haven; it’s also the place where you spend most of your time. But did you know that pollutants such as mould and dust can affect […]

  2. Supplemental heat in winter: stoves and fireplaces

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Solid fuel Pellets Gas and propane When our rough winters decide to show what they’re made of, supplemental heating from a stove or fireplace is always welcome. If you want to add a little comfort and warmth to cold winter nights, or try to make up for some of […]

  3. Different generations, different mortgages

    In this article: Simon: A young professional looking to buy his first property Fabienne and Normand: Realizing a long-time dream Andrée and Roger: Securing the means for urgent repairs A solution to suit your situation Most home buyers take out a mortgage when they purchase a property. However, mortgage needs aren’t necessarily the same for […]

  4. Christmas trees: how to choose and decorate them

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Will you choose a natural or an artificial tree? Which decorating trend will you choose for your tree? How to decorate without compromising your fireplace’s safety.   Choosing a tree: artificial or natural? Natural and artificial trees each have their advantages; the choice really comes down to your needs […]

  5. Snow removal: Shovel, carport, snowblower, or snowplow?

    Love it or hate it, snow is a fundamental aspect of winter in Quebec. In addition to covering the ground like a beautiful white blanket, it allows us to enjoy a whole host of outdoor activities. However, too much snow can make it difficult to access your property. Fortunately, when it comes to snow removal, […]

  6. How to save when renovating

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Planning Tools and materials Other tips to help you save  Programs and tax credits Looking to save when renovating or redesigning your property? Obviously, relying on your own handyman instincts rather than using a professional is a good way to cut costs, but it may come back to haunt […]

  7. Preparing your home for back to school

    Thinking about creating a homework area or a study room? Discover design tips for parents of both younger and older students!

  8. The best housewarming gifts

    In this article A basket of goodies A gift made with love A fun gadget A decorative item A guide to local hotspots A classic crowd-pleaser Has a friend of yours recently become a homeowner? Do you have a new neighbour you’d like to welcome to the block? A small, heartfelt gift is a great […]

  9. How to spruce up your home without breaking the bank

    In this article Paint your walls Refresh your cabinets Put up wallpaper Decorate your rooms Improve your lighting Move your furniture Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to spend a fortune to improve the appearance of your home. Often, a few small upgrades are enough to breathe new life into an outdated house or […]

  10. Simple tips for a successful landscaping

    In this article Maintain your outdoor spaces for curb appeal Refurbish or buy new outdoor furniture Create a walkway to get around Install a fence to keep Fido from escaping Add a touch of warmth and light Have you ever considered decorating your yard? When the weather’s good, a beautiful outdoor space is the perfect […]