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2019-10-10
From - Via Capitale

Chimney Sweeping: Maintenance and Regulations

A wood fireplace is synonymous with cozying up and spending quality time. Who doesn't like to bask in front of a fire and watch the flames dance? But did you know that this pleasure comes with obligations? Fall is the perfect time
2019-10-10
From - Via Capitale

"In" Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Can't wait to discover the next big home decor trends? Choose from different materials, colors, shapes or themes! Vintage furniture, rounded shapes, natural materials or colours will give your home a modern and personal style! Curved
2019-10-10
From - Via Capitale

Downsizing at retirement: What you need to know before you take the plunge

For most people, retirement is a new chapter in life. It is a time to reflect on the past, our contributions, our successes, our challenges, and even the lessons learned from the challenges we have faced. It is also a time to enjoy a pace of life adapted to our own ne
2019-09-06
From - Via Capitale

Want to be mortgage-free faster? 5 tips for making a dent in your debt.

Congratulations! You’re a homeowner. Now that you have a place to call your own, you may be wondering how to pay down your mortgage a little bit faster. According to a BMO 2015 home-buying report, the average Canadian expects to pay off their mortgage by age 59 — but 31 p
2019-09-06
From - Via Capitale

What to do with your garden in September?

The leaves will soon change color and it is now time to prepare the yard and the flowerbeds before the cold weather arrives, because no one wants a yard that is in bad shape after the snow melts! Here are a few things you can do to protect your outside plants.
2019-09-06
From - Via Capitale

The Solarium: a place to soak up the sun, no matter the season

Solariums are on the rise so why not give them a try? If they are constructed wisely and well-equipped, they allow you to enjoy a room that is both aesthetic and comfortable. Built into the home, they are a source of heat and they can help save energy. Follow our tips below to add a s
2019-09-06
From - Via Capitale

The Location Certificate in 5 Questions and Answers

Do you know why a location certificate is requested when a property is put up for sale? If your answer is "no," read on and discover the five answers to important questions about this unfamiliar document. What is a Location Certificate? A location certificate is a mandatory docu
2019-08-06
From - Via Capitale

Decorating tips for renting a room or studio to a student

Are you renting out a student apartment? There are a few tips for quickly renting your room or studio! By being well-equipped, the apartment should make your future tenant’s life easier. Here are some essentials of student life! Set Up the Area Turning a student's home int
2019-08-06
From - Via Capitale

How to successfully prepare for back to school season: Create an extra homework area for your child!

For your child to want to do their homework, sometimes it is enough to set up an area of their own. But it must be both practical and dynamic. With a small budget and lots of originality, you can create a beautiful space that will stimulate your child’s mind and creativity. Her
2019-08-06
From - Via Capitale

What are TOD neighborhoods?

In March 2012, the City of Montreal launched a project to build more TOD (Transit Oriented Development) neighborhoods, that are, in a way, a return to previous values, a return to basics. TOD neighborhoods are residential areas that are near the public transportation system and a
2019-07-05
From - Via Capitale

What is the difference between hidden defects and apparent defects?

When buying a property, any diligent buyer will know that the physical condition of a building is as important as its location. Sometimes, however, the buyer is so excited about the aesthetic beauty of a property that they neglect to see or choose to ignore its defects. This is perha
2019-07-05
From - Via Capitale

A short guide to rainwater recovery

Blue gold is a precious natural resource, especially now with climate change. In Quebec, we are blessed with a territory that contains lots of it. But we must be careful. Here, we use it mainly to water plants, wash vehicles or clean garden furniture. But it is scarce! Around the wor
2019-07-05
From - Via Capitale

Guide : Find your air conditioner!

This year, you’ve decided to purchase an air-cooling system for your home: There is no way you are going to melt again like last summer! But there are so many options that you may be confused. There are numerous devices that can allow you to be comfortable during the summer hea
2019-07-05
From - Via Capitale

Useful list of expenses when buying a home

Useful list of expenses when buying a home Buying or selling a home comes at a cost. To avoid getting caught off guard, here's a list of expenses you should include in your "new home" budget. Buying: What are the one-time costs? Set aside the equivalent of 3% to 5% of
2019-06-05
From - Via Capitale

5 Tips to Showcase an Immaculate Bathroom

The color white in a bathroom shows elegance and freshness. But you can also change it up, give it a warm atmosphere, explore with different elements, materials and colors. The idea is to create contrasts, to highlight and theatricalize the room to make it as ori
2019-06-05
From - Via Capitale

Green Walls: To Refresh Buildings the Environmentally Friendly Way

Among the latest trends in the eco-home sector, green walls are gaining more and more popularity. Their aesthetic aspect makes them irresistibly appealing, while the different plants that they are composed of have a positive impact on the environment. Moreover, no one can underes
2019-06-05
From - Via Capitale

Home Automation: For Homes of Today

Home automation is used to build or renovate a home to make it an intelligent one. New technologies are constantly putting new tools at our disposal to make our lives easier. Below is some information to help you enjoy it to its fullest. What Is Home Automation?
2019-04-26
From - Via Capitale

What steps must be taken to ensure an environmentally responsible home?

Do you want to live in a healthy environment that respects our planet? It's easier than you think! Integrating the values of sustainable development on a daily basis within your household is enough. Here are some tips and practices to adopt for a
2019-04-26
From - Via Capitale

All you need to know about pre-purchase home inspections

What exactly is a pre-purchase inspection? The pre-purchase inspection of a building is an essential step in the real estate transaction which aims to identify any hidden defects or anomalies that pose a risk to your secu
2019-04-26
From - Via Capitale

Need to clear the air? Declutter your home!

That's it, you're decluttering your home. But how can it be done effectively? Let us help you out! Cleaning is not rocket science (even if you would like it to be done at the speed of light!). And sometimes it can be difficult to part from certain objects
2019-04-03
From - Via Capitale

Green Roofs: The New Lungs of the City

They say that the trees are the lungs of the earth, but in the city, they are becoming more and more rare... In order to improve the situation, it is possible to opt for the green roof, a popular solution for many reasons. Let’s take a look. It is mainly in the city that green
2019-04-03
From - Via Capitale

Go from tenant to owner: 5 good reasons to convince you to take the leap

By becoming an owner, you will surely save money in the long run, but above all, you will have this satisfying feeling of living in a place that you can finally call "your own"... Here are some other reasons that will persuade you!
2019-04-03
From - Via Capitale

Seeing Black at Home: Decorating with Dark Tones

You may associate it with the Adams Family or gothic teenagers, but black is a powerful indicator of refinement that gives rooms a sexy and mysterious atmosphere. A black room is chic and daring and will undeniably have guests talking! Black paint is intimidating, especially when
2019-03-06
From - Via Capitale

The benefits of green alleys: Why reclaim these city spaces?

Once dark and neglected, the alleys of big cities are more and more developed to create a healthy living environment conducive to good relationships between neighbors. We will tell you all about the benefits of green alleys. Green alleys have been popular
2019-03-06
From - Via Capitale

Hygge Philosophy: For a comfortable home

We know that happiness is found in small things. The Danish have clearly understood this. In Europe, they are considered to be the happiest people on the continent. Their secret? Hygge philosophy! Pronounced "hoo-ga", Hygge is an Art of L
2019-03-06
From - Via Capitale

Soundproofing a room without using a hammer: mission possible

It is not always easy to enjoy a moment of tranquility in one’s home; whether it be due to the sound of a lawn-mower, a neighbor's music, passing cars, children's cries... Unless you live in the woods, you won’t be able to escape the noise! Fortunately, there are a fe
2019-02-06
From - Via Capitale

Chickens in the urban environment: the pleasure of reconnecting with nature

Several Quebec municipalities have changed their regulations to allow their citizens to have some chickens in urbans areas. And if your enthusiasm for chickens in urban areas does not comply with the regulations of your municipality... Is that good or bad
2019-02-06
From - Via Capitale

2019 trend to discover: Japandi

If you enjoyed learning more about the beauty of imperfection, the wabi-sabi, and you already have a penchant for Scandinavian int
2019-02-06
From - Via Capitale

Owner of a residential building, learn how to increase your rental income!

Being the owner of a residential building means making a large amount of extra income. But why settle for the bare minimum instead of maximizing that investment? How can you increase your rental income? With these little tricks, you could
2019-01-08
From - Via Capitale

An intergenerational home: Is it the right solution for you?

More and more families are tempted to purchase an intergenerational home. Defined by the government of Quebec as "a concept of housing that allows a family to cohabitate with its aging parents, in a single house composed of two independent units of different sizes", this typically all
2019-01-08
From - Via Capitale

Instructions for green renovations

Whether you’re planning minor or major renovations, it's always a good idea to think green.  Green homes are increasingly popular in Quebec and around the world. In addition to helping the planet, they are highly economical. Are you overwhelmed by all the possibilities? Le
2019-01-08
From - Via Capitale

Cleaning file: 15 items you probably forget to clean (and should!)

We can attempt to plan our cleaning schedule, but there are things we neglect every time! Take things into your own hands and get to cleaning these fifteen objects that may need a good scrub! How many of them have you cleaned in the last few months? 
2018-12-06
From - Via Capitale

Wabi-sabi, or the beauty of imperfection – trendier than ever in 2019

Fads come and go but wabi-sabi is here to stay! In a world where everything moves at full speed, it’s a real breath of fresh air.  It isn’t easy to translate wabi-sabi. Wabi refers to solitude a
2018-12-06
From - Via Capitale

Mortgages: have you heard of alternative loans?

Do you want to buy property but have a profile that prevents you from borrowing from traditional financial institutions? An alternative lender may be an option for you. What is an alternative loan?  Did you know that you can obtain a
2018-12-06
From - Via Capitale

Repainting your house with the right colours adds value – fact or fiction?

Believe it or not, repainting your house with the right colours (interior and exterior) is essential in selling it. If you’re planning on selling your house in 2019, keep this article in mind.  Who doesn’t want to sell th
2018-08-29
From - urbanimmersive.com

How to Sell and Photograph a House in the Fall Season

For many Canadians, fall is a period of quiet ideal to buy a new home. A buffer period between summer vacation and the holidays, the months of September, October and November give buyers enough time to take the pulse of the real estate market and devote themselves to finding the perf
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