Author Archives: DuProprio

Who pays for what at the notary’s?

The final, compulsory step in every real estate transaction in Quebec takes place at the notary’s office. This is when the buyer and the seller formally confirm the bill of sale. And often during this appointment, the house keys are … Continue reading

Rent with peace of mind this summer!

With the weather warming up, are you starting to think about your summer projects? Whether you’re thinking about going on a hike or a trip, or renovating your home or moving to a new one, you’re not alone! And more … Continue reading

3 reasons for organizing an open house

An open house is an absolute must when you’re putting your home on the market, because it lets you meet multiple potential buyers within a short time. Nowadays, buyers do their own research and show up when they’re interested in … Continue reading

4 points to negotiate when buying a home 

When preparing to write the Offer to Purchase for a home, the buyer must talk with the owner and reach an agreement on various points.  It’s in the best interest of both parties to remain objective and level-headed. The goal … Continue reading

5 facts you should know about protection

Many homeowners mistakenly believe that doing business with a real estate broker will protect them from any number of situations. But in fact, all real estate transactions get exactly the same legal protection. There is a lot of confusion about … Continue reading

Should you start by buying or selling?

When planning to move, many owners wonder: is it better to sell your current home before looking for a new one, or to find a new place before selling? Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It’s tricky, because both options involve … Continue reading

5 things to know to make an informed decision

Thinking of selling your property but reluctant to pay thousands in commission? Should you hire a real estate broker or get help from a company like DuProprio? Here are 5 facts to help you make an informed decision. 1.Sellers are … Continue reading

4 photo tips to attract buyers

In real estate, photography is the starting point, where potential buyers become interested in a property. If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much information a whole album can convey! Because they’re so important, the photos of … Continue reading

What is the notary’s role when you buy a house?

In Quebec, all real estate transactions have to go through a notary. The buyer usually chooses which one to go to. The notary makes sure that the amount equivalent to the sales price (down payment and mortgage) is deposited in … Continue reading

Become a moving pro

The best way to have your moving day go smoothly is to be well-prepared. Turn a stressful, tiring day into a productive one with these tips. They will help you work efficiently and get settled into your new home as … Continue reading