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Quebec Rental Board Rules for Lease Renewals and Increases

As a renter or landlord in Quebec, you must understand the laws and regulations regarding lease renewals and rent increases. That's why we've consulted Quebec real estate experts, and here's everything you should know about Quebec rental board rules for lease renewals and increases to help you navigate this complex process.

Why now is the best time of year to list your property for sale

At the height of the pandemic, any time of the year was favorable to sell. But now that the market is stabilizing, once again timing is an important factor. So it is essential to note that selling your property in the spring can bring you both a higher selling price and a faster sale.

Mortgage Rates and Montreal’s Real Estate Market – What to expect in 2023

Two experts see a positive trend for the months ahead by Katia Samson, real estate broker, and Mathieu Alexandre-Poupart, mortgage broker ________________________ After 27 years as real estate broker, Katia Samson has seen a lot of ups and downs in the market. And things are looking up for 2023, she says. “The real estate market has been quite strong since the beginning of the year,” she said. “This is evidenced by multiple offers on several properties and short sale delays.” And she sees no sign of a slowing in the future. She bases this on low inventory, and no noticeable decrease in values and sale prices so far.  If the offer/demand ratio remains the same, prices should be holding up. “For buyers wishing to secure a purchase, it is more [...]

It is the best time of the year to list your property for sale

Are you looking to sell your home in 2023 and wondering if right now is the best time of the year to list your property for sale? During the pandemic's peak, we’ve witnessed a drastic change in the real estate market’s seasonal patterns. The demand for properties was so high that virtually any time was a great time to list your property for sale. Now, the housing market is settling down, and the timing is, once again, becoming an essential consideration for anyone looking to sell.  Certain trends and patterns, however, normally do persist throughout the year. One of them is that selling your property in late spring and early summer can net you a higher price versus the slowest months of the year, October, November, and December.  Don’t take [...]

What You Need to Know Before Applying for a Home Loan

Nowadays, everyone knows one thing: if you want to finish up the bidding on the house quickly and secure ownership of it, you need to pre-apply for a mortgage. However, the details of what sort of mortgage you should get and what you can do to maximize your chances of being approved for one are murky. So, let’s take a closer look at what you need to know before applying for a home loan!   Try to maintain a good credit score Your credit score is one of the most important things you need to understand before applying for a home loan. You see, your credit will be played on a ‘score’ from three to nine hundred and, as such, will earn you a place in one of five categories. [...]

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