Now’s the right time to sell your home!

For several years, the real estate market hasn’t been favorable for owners wishing to sell their home. Demand was low, and it was difficult to sell a property. But that’s a thing of the past! Real estate rebounded considerably during the first quarter of 2018 with the biggest sales hike since 2012. A decrease in inventory and an increase in …

24 Million Paid to duProprio, Even if the Property Isn’t Sold

In December of 2017, duProprio.com had 24,655 listings in Quebec, and the owners had paid an average of $1,000 each to duProprio for a total of approximately $24,655,000. However, the number of sales for duProprio in December was only 355. Meanwhile, during the same month, other brokers sold 5,541 properties, in other words, 93.98 percent of the sales, compared to …

Real Estate in Quebec Shows No Signs of Slowing Down in 2018

Believe it or not, the housing market in Quebec is experiencing full growth, despite the new, increasingly strict mortgage regulations. Economists are predicting even stronger growth for 2018. According to the Quebec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB), the resale market for houses, multi-family units and condos is expected to exceed 85,000 residential real estate transactions next year. This has …

Selling Your Home: Is Your Roof under Warranty?

When you decide to sell your home, you may need to have some renovation work done before you can put it on the market. If you’ve just had a new roof put on so you can offer future buyers a house that’s in good condition, there may be a question weighing on your mind: can you transfer the warranty on …

Factors that Influence the Appraisal of Your Property

The price of your home is equivalent to the price buyers are prepared to pay for it. In other words, in order to set an amount, it’s essential to know the market. If there is a high demand for the particular type of home, the location or the square footage, the price will go up, but if the demand is …

Sell your Home with the Aid of Professional Listing Services

What would you say if you only had to pay once your home was sold and not a moment sooner? Would you like to take advantage of the best available listing and marketing services? Here’s a preview of what the Denis Pelletier team has in store for you! Visibility for the sale of your home Would you like to have …

What is Home Staging?

Home staging means showing a home in its best light in order to attract new buyers and sell it more quickly. Also called a home makeover, home staging primarily consists of rearranging the furniture to maximize space, adding (or removing) decorative elements to transform the ambiance, repainting certain walls or ceilings to make rooms appear larger or give them a …

Insure your dog!

Are you eager to get a dog? Are you already a dog owner and worried about a possible mishap? Considering the headlines these days, it’s perfectly normal for questions regarding canine responsibility to resurface, and with good reason: owners are required to declare their dog to their insurance company. When it comes down to it, the bills can pile up …

35 years of experience as a RE/MAX real estate broker at your service

Buying a home is hard work. But selling a home? It’s even harder! That’s why it’s so important to choose an experienced broker that’s recognized for the quality of its services and its ability to help you save both time and money. The Denis Pelletier RE/MAX team meets both qualifications, making it the perfect choice for managing the sale of …

Tiny Houses 101

What exactly is a “tiny house”? Invented in the year 2000 in the United States on the heels of Hurricane Katrina and the subprime mortgage crisis, tiny houses are small residential lodgings made of wood and mounted on a trailer, with a living space of approximately 100 to 300 square feet. Limited to 3.5 tons so they can be hauled, …

Hidden Defects: The Law Is on Your Side!

Spring is almost here and it just happens to be the most popular season for home buying. If, like thousands of other residents of Quebec, you’re looking for a new property this year, you’re probably on the lookout for any hidden defects your dream home might harbor. But what exactly is a hidden defect and what are your rights? The …

The spread of dry rot

Dry rot has become more and more widespread in Quebec and is causing considerable damage. Often referred to as the “cancer” of a building, dry rot is a fungus that attacks the wooden structures of a home. It is distinguishable by its white filaments (hyphae) and red “teardrops”. Dry rot lurks primarily in crawl spaces, which are usually dark, damp …

Little renovations for big results

Is it possible to make your home more energy-efficient on a budget? It is if you make the right renovations in the right places, focusing on green materials and long-term results to achieve optimal energy savings, along with a reduced ecological footprint. Potential savings on potable water According to Environment Canada, 35 percent of a home’s drinkable water is consumed …

Kitchen Trends for 2017

The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. It’s a gathering place and a living space that reflects your way of life. The style this year is still simple and clean, but the modern kitchen now leaves a lot of room for originality. Natural materials This year, natural materials are in. We’re seeing untreated copper faucets and light fixtures, steel …

What really affects your heating bill?

The winters of Quebec. Those infamous six (or seven, or eight…) months never fail to drive our heating bills up, despite our best efforts. The white season is certainly responsible for the costs related to the production of residential heat, and yet, year after year, we remain in Quebec, braving the cold. Even knowing that winter will return each year …

New mortgage regulations now in effect

Mortgage regulations changed drastically this past October. From now on, all first-time home buyers with a down payment of less than 20 percent will be subjected to a mortgage rate stress test. They will have to overcome several hurdles in order for their loan applications to be approved. First, their mortgage will have to be insured by the CHMC, or …

Making renovations? Get a tax credit of up to $10,000 with RénoVert!

Are you planning on renovating your primary residence in the near future? Are you thinking about insulating the roof, upgrading the windows or replacing the heating system? The Government of Quebec is now offering the RénoVert tax credit program. Similar to the ÉcoRénov program in 2014 and the LogiRénov program in 2015, the RénoVert program has been implemented to encourage …