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Our blog articles allow you to learn more about construction and renovation. How to prevent problems with your building and how to fix them? Where to invest money and properly maintain your house or building? What are the myths and urban legends on housing that you may have heard ? Our inspectors and experts share their knowledge to enable you to make well-informed decisions.

How well do you know your house? Play the game!

How well do you know your house? Play the game!

Did you know that since the beginning of the pandemic, the average value of our homes in Quebec has increased by more than 30%! In such a context, it is easy to understand why more and more homeowners want to better plan the work and invest in the right places. But to do this, it is essential to know your home well. Watch our video…

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Growing old in your own home. Is it possible?

Growing old in your own home. Is it possible?

"Aging at home" is the name given to the phenomenon describing the ability of older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Of course, people who age at home do not require the necessary support services such as those offered in specialized centers. That said, stay tuned as we look at how a home can be adapted to the…

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Inspection Après Achat
Post purchase inspection: when is it too late to get an inspection?

Post purchase inspection: when is it too late to get an inspection?

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average price of houses in the country has increased by 18% between 2020 and 2021. As we all know, the real estate market has been in turmoil lately and we have received hundreds of calls from clients who wanted a building inspection. Unfortunately for them, this request came after they had moved into their new home. Stay…

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5 tips to avoid being overwhelmed by your home inspection report

5 tips to avoid being overwhelmed by your home inspection report

We know that it can be intimidating to read any large technical document and a home inspection report is no exception. The home inspection report is the only tangible item that will remain when the inspection is complete and it is what you will base your decision on whether or not to go ahead with the purchase of your future home. Watch our column as…

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Fonds De Prévoyance Pour Condo
Contingency fund study: do you know where the numbers come from?

Contingency fund study: do you know where the numbers come from?

You are a new condo owner and you decide to get involved in the management of your condo. You take a look at all the documents that you are given, including the contingency fund study, and your head quickly turns. You wonder how to find your way through all these figures? More importantly, where do they come from? Watch our short video (french only) as…

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Co-ownership documents and purchase of a condo: 3 options for you

Co-ownership documents and purchase of a condo: 3 options for you

The purchase of a condo is for many an interesting option when it comes to making a first real estate purchase. According to Statistics Canada, 1 out of 5 condo owners is under the age of 35. Many people wonder what the differences are between buying a condo and a house? Should you have a condo inspected? Stay with us as we explore 3 options…

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5 common sources of water infiltration in a basement or crawl space

5 common sources of water infiltration in a basement or crawl space

Did you know that according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, approximately 40% of all claims are related to water damage? In Quebec alone, this represents more than 600 million dollars in damages! A simple way to minimize damage from water infiltration is to be constantly vigilant. Stay tuned as we present 5 common sources for water infiltration in your basement or crawl space.

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5 common problems encountered when buying an old house

5 common problems encountered when buying an old house

Older homes tend to offer residents a sturdier construction and aesthetically pleasing facades that you would be hard pressed to find in today's construction. But behind its exterior charm, an old house can hide a range of problems that can make many people regret their purchase. Stay with us as we look at 5 problems that come up when buying an old house.

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5 interesting facts about… mold!

5 interesting facts about… mold!

During your spring cleaning, you discover mold on your window frames. You clean up the mold, install your screens and forget about it. At least until fall when you remove your screens for the cold season. What do you find on your window frames? You guessed it: mold. Clean up the mold and then listen to our short clip as we present 5 interesting facts…

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Replacement And Window Repair
Change or repair your windows? See more clearly and make the right choice

Change or repair your windows? See more clearly and make the right choice

If you live in a house where air drafts are part of it, you might think you’re literally throwing your money away. So you consider replacing your windows, but are they actually responsible for your discomfort and your high heating bills? If saving money is your main goal, there may be other more effective and less costly methods to achieve it. Read our article to…

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