Buying

Welcome to the Buying section. Here you will find articles about how to buy a home, first-time home buyers, the cost of buying a home and much more.

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

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

5 fundamental steps to buying a property

The steps to becoming a homeowner are not the same everywhere you go. Just within Canadian borders, these steps vary from one province to the next. Let’s go over the main steps people looking to purchase a property in Quebec … Continue reading

Bruny Surin chooses DuProprio to sell his condo

Bruny Surin knows exactly what it takes to succeed. This Montrealer, the Olympic gold medalist turned entrepreneur, knows that dedication and perseverance are essential to reaching his dreams. Selling a property is a little like running. You have to prepare, … 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

A guide to estate settlement in situations where there is no will

Has one of your loved ones died without a will? In spite of the sad circumstances, a number of steps must be taken to settle the deceased’s estate. Here is some advice taken from La Capitale’s blog that should make the … Continue reading

The advantages of buying with a down payment exceeding 20%

When the time comes to buy, is it better to put down a big down payment? As every situation varies greatly, it’s impossible to provide a definitive answer. Your decision should take your needs, your means and your targeted market … Continue reading

Borrowing more to renovate your home

Let’s be honest: it often takes more than vacuuming and Windex to make the bathroom in a new home shine. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying the house of your dreams: several options are available to finance your renovations. … Continue reading

Choosing the plan of your dreams

Building a house is one of life’s most important projects. And searching for the ideal plan, although fun and exciting, can be a lengthy and daunting task. How to choose among so many available plans? Here is some useful advice that … Continue reading