Buying a property,
step by step


Ready to buy a property? Even if this is not your first purchase, this guide will help you make sure you have all the information you need.

Rest assured
Whether you are looking for a single-family home, a co-ownership property or an income property, you’ve come to the right place! The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is your best ally. Our role, entrusted to us by the Government of Quebec, is to enforce the Real Estate Brokerage Act which protects you when you engage in a real estate or mortgage transaction using the services of a broker.

Overview of the guide
This guide, the result of many years of experience in answering your questions, is intended to be concrete and practical. It summarizes what you need to know at each step and in the most common situations when buying or selling a residential property, in the form of clear, simple and direct answers.

The guide is divided into three clearly identified sections:

 
  • BEFORE you buy;
  • DURING the purchasing process; and
  • AFTER the transaction.

In each of these sections, take the time to read:

The content in the hyperlinks: To help you find out everything you need to know about a form or a step, the OACIQ provides a wealth of content on its website. Do not hesitate to click on a link to learn more!

TALK IT OVER WITH YOUR BROKER

Because your broker is at your service and his activities are well supervised, we will indicate what to ask him and when.

GOOD TO KNOW

These are clarifications that will help you save time.

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