Author Archives: Contributor

Earthquakes: what you need to know

Think earthquakes rarely hit Quebec? Nothing could be further from the truth! Experts from the ministère de la Sécurité publique record approximately 450 earthquakes every year. Most of them don’t cause any material damage, but the risk of strong aftershocks cannot … Continue reading

Swimming pools and hot tubs: 3 golden rules to make sure everyone can enjoy the water safely

Nothing better than a dip to cool off or relax! Have you invested time and money in a pool or hot tub and wish to enjoy it to the fullest? To avoid accidents and damages, follow these tips taken from … Continue reading

Home exchanges in 5 questions

Home exchanges are becoming increasingly more popular when travelling. Does the idea of swapping homes with a stranger during your vacation appeal to you? Do you know what you need to do to ensure this type of transaction is hassle-free? … Continue reading

Spring cleaning: A 10-point checklist for homeowners

When the snow melts and the sun is out, do you feel re-energized? That’s good, because if you’re a homeowner, nice weather means it’s time for spring cleaning! Here’s what you need to check to reduce the risk of damage … Continue reading

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