Buying your first home thanks to mortgage insurance

Did you know that mortgage insurance can allow you to purchase your first home with a down payment of only 5%? It’s enough to have you dreaming of housewarming parties! With the rising cost of home ownership showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, you might easily imagine that access to property ownership is…

Heating and lighting: Can you bring down the cost?

In Canada, winter is synonymous with snowy landscapes, cold-weather sports… And soaring electricity bills. What if you could make changes to your house, or plan the construction of your next home to reduce the amount of energy you consume? From little fixes to major work, here’s how you can make your house more eco-friendly, increase…

4 myths about loan insurance for your mortgage

Adèle Manseau | Desjardins Group You’re getting ready to make the biggest purchase of your life and you’ve got a lot on your mind. There are so many questions–should you insure your mortgage? Is it really necessary? What’s the best way to go? According to Étienne Martel-Octeau, a Desjardins specialist on loan insurance, those are…

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…