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  1. The hidden costs of buying a house

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn What is the real cost of buying a home? Who are the experts that can help ensure your  purchase is straightforward and smooth? Buying a house or condo includes many additional expenses that you don’t have to deal with when renting. To help you make more informed decisions when […]

  2. The Art of Outdooring

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Demystifying the trend Kitchens Living rooms Outdooring, or outdoor living, is without a doubt the latest trend in design. Whether facing the courtyard or the gardens, an inspired exterior layout will allow you to savour every last drop of summer. Not only will we explain what outdooring consists of, […]

  3. To sell or to renovate your house, that is the question!

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Hidden possibilities Shopping around The financial aspect Is your residence no longer suitable for practical reasons, or is it the look that is to blame? Whether it’s the design and layout that are bothering you, or it’s simply that your needs have changed, you’re faced with a choice: sell […]

  4. Tips to visit a home in winter

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn What you should look at in winter Advantages of thermography How to assess the back yard When people wish to quit their apartment in July, they are looking for houses at the beginning of the year, and this means during winter. Even if you can’t visit the backyard, visiting […]

  5. 11 things to know about a house’s energy efficiency

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Defining energy efficiency Savings What you need to know Throughout the purchase process, we tend to focus on a long list of criteria such as the yard, the garage and the neighbourhood, but we often forget to question the property’s energy efficiency. And yet, this concept can not only […]

  6. Safety starts at home: preventing and planning against fires

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn Smoke alarms Portable fire extinguishers Evacuation plans When it comes to house fires, a momentary lapse of attention is all it takes for the unthinkable to occur. Having the right reflexes in a crisis could save your life, and the lives of those you hold dear. You should also […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. How to maintain an indoor garden

    by Multi-Prêts Mortgages What you’ll learn A smart choice, if you know what you’re doing Equipment and ideal conditions Good plants to grow   A smart choice, if you know what you’re doing Whether it’s for the unbeatable freshness of its produce, for the satisfaction of eating healthy food or to liven up your plate […]

  10. 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 […]