Author Archives: Contributor

4 tips for ridding your home of mould

Did you know that mould in your home can cause the occupants to have health problems? Any moist materials in your residence can become the host to microscopic fungus that can contaminate the air. This can cause a variety of … Continue reading

What you need to know about latent defects

Many home buyers worry about uncovering latent defects. These defects, which are impossible to detect at the time of purchase, interfere with the normal use of the building or reduce its value. Since you can’t exclude the possibility of discovering … Continue reading

Canvas shelters: 14 fast facts

Each winter, insurers receive many home and auto insurance claims resulting from faulty installation or poor maintenance of canvas shelters. If you rent or own one, follow the advice in La Capitale’s blog to reduce the risks! Before buying or renting a canvas … Continue reading

5 ways to prevent your Halloween from turning into a nightmare

Whether you see Halloween as a fun night or a night to avoid, this popular event surely can liven up a late October evening! The jack-o’-lanterns and other decorations, excited trick-or-treaters and frequent trips to answer the doorbell all contribute … Continue reading

5-part breakdown of the Offer to Purchase

The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here! Someone wants to make an offer on your home! The Offer to Purchase is a contract that binds you to the buyer and is required by the notary to prepare the … Continue reading

7 fire prevention tips

According to the Ministère de la Sécurité publique, a quarter of all house fires in Quebec in 2015 were due to human error. This means that it only takes a moment of distraction or negligence for a fire to occur … Continue reading

Everything you need to know to adequately insure your used car

Does auto insurance cost less for used vehicles? Are there any specific coverages for second-hand vehicles? Here are answers to some of the questions you may have regarding this topic, brought to you by La Capitale’s blog. Are second-hand vehicles cheaper … Continue reading

Five tips to protect your watercraft from theft

Did you know that theft is the leading cause of insurance claims among Quebec watercraft owners? With sky-high resale values for used watercraft parts, it’s no wonder they’re so sought-after by thieves. Here are a few tips taken from La … Continue reading

5 tricks to protect your bike from thieves

Do you get on your bike at the first sign of nice weather? Whether it’s your passion for cycling, the great outdoors or to avoid traffic during rush hour, all bicycle enthusiasts share a common foe: thieves! Here is some … Continue reading

Take advantage of subsidies and save!

Would you like to renovate the interior of your home or redecorate a room? Before calling a container service to dispose of the old central heating unit or before replacing permanently fogged-up windows, it is a good idea to inquire … Continue reading