Buying a house in Montreal – Fulfilling the conditions of the offer

Our offer to purchase contained two main conditions: an inspection within 7 days of the acceptance, and obtaining an approved mortgage loan within 15 days of the acceptance. Since we’re going for a renovation and extending the mortgage to cover that cost, it’s usual to add another condition to allow for a contractor to visit […]

Bisecting Python unit test errors to find test interdependencies

  Many of our test runs use parallelization to run faster. Sometimes we see test failures which we can’t reproduce locally, because locally we usually run sequentially; and even then, the test ordering seems to be somewhat unpredictable so it’s hard to reproduce the exact test ordering seen in our test runner. Most of the […]

Buying a house in Montreal – Purchase plus Renovations Loan

We were initially reluctant to consider non-move-in-ready properties, reasoning that we preferred to devote money to a down payment and not have to contend with either moving delays or  construction crews around the house. But if the occupancy dates allow for it, considering a renovation job may be worth it, because it could allow you […]