Prepare to buy a property in Quebec

Buying a house is an exciting adventure! During the home buying process it’s best to take one’s time and stay informed. Whether you’re planning on buying a house, a condo or a chalet, our tips for home buyers will help you prepare for house hunting. The steps to buy a house are the following:

Determine your needs for buying a home

Knowing what you’re looking for in a house for sale helps you narrow down your search. Determine your needs by asking yourself some simple questions before going house hunting. For instance:

Decide on your location

  • Do you want to live in the city, the suburbs or the country?
  • Do you want to live in Montreal, Quebec, Gatineau or Sherbrooke?
  • How important is walkability to you? What services do you want nearby?
  • Do you need access to public transportation?

Decide on the property type

  • Are you looking for a house, condo, loft, duplex, triplex, or a chalet?
  • Do you want a new home or an older home (already built)?
  • Do you want a divided co-ownership or undivided co-ownership?
  • Are you looking for green or sustainable housing?
  • Do you have the budget to renovate or are you looking for a turnkey home that is move-in ready?

Decide on the landscaping

  • Do you want a terrace, a veranda, a swimming pool, a garden or a basement?
  • Do you need a parking space?
  • Do you want a south facing home with plenty of sunshine?

Decide on the size of the property

  • How many rooms do you want?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • Do you want separate laundry rooms, office/den or workrooms?
  • Do you need storage spaces like a cabin, a hut, or a garage?