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A range of solutions for your home projects

With the last days of summer drawing near, you are probably on the lookout for a new project. You are wondering what you could do or work on and suddenly it comes to you: your home. Whether you plan to buy, sell or renovate your home, National Bank has a range of financing products to help you out.


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If you are looking for peace of mind, you may want to consider a fixed-rate mortgage with set monthly payments for the entire term of the loan. Not sure what is best for you? Try a made­to-measure mortgage, where part of your loan is financed at a fixed rate and part at a variable rate. Continue reading

Hire an architect

We often forget them, but they can provide an important service. Why not resort to an architect when the time comes to do major renovations? Such as expanding a house.

Of course, an architect will increase the cost of the work, but keep in mind that, in most major renovations, your property will increase in value. So why not increase this value as much as possible? Especially if it involves adding space to a house.

You don’t have to call upon a renowned architect. A student fresh out of university will do just fine.

Don’t be afraid to seek knowledge elsewhere when you want to renovate a house. An architect is a professional who has this knowledge.


First advantage: you can talk to the architect before starting the renovation project and throughout the process, which removes a great deal of stress. You will feel less alone. Continue reading


Short or Long Term, a Dream Begins With a Plan

There are some projects, such as buying a house, that cannot be turned into reality over night. In addition to having to consider a number of factors, you must also be able to save sufficiently, all the while ensuring that the financial repercussions do not affect your lifestyle.

Whether you’re dreaming of a trip around the world, purchasing a new car, retiring under the sun, or acquiring a second home, your project must begin with a plan!

Advice… from the comfort of your home

Financially, it’s always wiser to save sufficiently to avoid having to rely on financing to accomplish your life projects. However, there’s no denying that in some instances, such as buying a home, it is quite difficult – and often, impossible – to save all that you need to pay it all in cash.

This however doesn’t mean that saving is futile. By saving as much as possible, you thereby minimize both your future monthly payments and the interest that accumulates on your loan. In turn, this will free up some considerable room in your budget.

But how and how much should you save? Continue reading