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Here is an overview of recent content produced by the OACIQ

15 June 2017

The introduction of the bill amending the REBA is postponed

The Québec Minister of Finance, Carlos Leitão, must postpone the introduction of the omnibus bill, which contains the new version of the Rea...

14 June 2017

Annual Report 2016: Practical measures that benefit the public

We are pleased to present you with the OACIQ annual report that was tabled in the Québec National Assembly by the Minister of Finance.

13 June 2017

What you need to know before buying a co-ownership property

Co-ownership has many appeals, including affordable cost and reduced maintenance.

13 June 2017

Inclusions and exclusions as part of a sale

“I just moved in and – surprise! – the beautifully appointed walk-in closet is now an empty space. Should the shelves have been included?"

13 June 2017

Latent defect is a very unpleasant surprise for both the buyer and the seller!

A latent defect is an unapparent problem that existed at the time of purchase, but you have not been informed about it; and it is so serious tha...

31 May 2017

Flooding: Tools to protect the public in future transactions

Following the recent flooding that affected a number of properties in several regions of Québec, the OACIQ wishes to salute the resilience of ho...

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You want to buy?

Are you a bit nervous to buy a new home? Get sound advice for every step of your transaction (coordination of visits, promise to purchase, transfer of ownership, etc.) and see how the Real Estate Brokerage Act protects you if you choose to do business with a broker.

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You want to sell or lease?

Making the most out of your transaction is possible when you are properly equipped! The OACIQ puts a wealth of information at your disposal and protects you if you choose to enlist the services of a broker to represent you in the sale of your home.

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Are you looking for a mortgage?

Navigating through different types of mortgage loans makes you feel dizzy? To make your process easier, discover the OACIQ’s recommendations regarding the calculation of your monthly budget, the estimation of your loan, the choice of your loan term, etc.

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