The Next “Big” Thing in Real Estate?

Jean-François Binette | Desjardins Group Are you a minimalist? A tiny house might be right up your alley! What is a tiny house? The tiny house movement is enjoying certain popularity in North America these days, where unlike the rest of the world, smaller houses aren’t usually the norm. Although the size of tiny houses…

Getting the most from your rewards program

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group So you’ve chosen a credit card with a rewards program that has what you’re looking for. Great! But are you sure you’re getting the most out of it?  Here are five ways to get the most from your rewards program. 1- Get to know your program We all know that the…

Getting a handle on your finances

France Michaud | Desjardins Group “Life is a lot like a game of chance. It often comes down to a roll of the dice, and sometimes you end up right back at the beginning with nothing to show for all your trouble. When we meet with people seeking assistance, we’re well aware that it could…

Residential rental property – a good investment?

Is it a good idea to invest in a multi-family rental property? We spoke with Rosanna D’Alessio, National Bank mortgage development manager, about what to consider before taking the plunge. What are the first things you should ask yourself before buying rental property? First of all, will you live there or not? From a fiscal…

Preventing Water Damage, from the Basement to the Attic

  A fair amount of water damage can be avoided by taking basic preventive measures. Here are some tips drawn from the experience and observations of claims advisors for The Personal, the home, auto and business group insurer of Royal Lepage Real Estate. Some simple ideas to make life easier Basement. Make sure the ground…