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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Rental Property

If you’re considering buying a rental property, and you’re serious about becoming a landlord, it’s worth looking at the entire picture – in other words, a thoughtful look at the pros and cons. In today’s crazy real estate market, buying a rental property could be a viable investment option.

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The HST Rebate on New Homes Can Make a Big Difference

The Ontario government has set up an HST rebate on new homes as a means of helping new homeowners with the ever-increasing cost of buying a home. By offering homebuyers an HST rebate on new homes, the aim is to lessen the financial burden for the many first time buyers. The HST rebate on new […]

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Top 10 Tips for a First Time Homebuyer

Today, there are hot real estate markets in every part of the country. This creates a whole new set of dynamics for homebuyers and home sellers, and especially for the first time homebuyer. But the fundamentals of buying remain the same, and it’s always wise to keep things on course.

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Claiming The HST Rebate On A Newly Built Home

The Government of Canada, through Canada Revenue Agency, has established a New Housing HST Rebate Program. It allows homeowners to recover thousands of dollars of HST that was paid out on a newly built home. With a retroactive claims period that is limited to just two years, homeowners need to assertive when claiming the HST […]

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Starting to Save for Your First Home in Your 20’s

For those who have just finished university, community college, or a private school, things are changing more quickly than ever. It’s time to start a career (and get well paid). It’s time to get a new living space. And it’s time to start managing and controlling money. It could be said that for the 20-somethings, […]

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Should You Purchase the Condo in Toronto You’re Currently Renting?

You’re loving your rental condo in Toronto. It may be because it’s the perfect size, or because of the wide array of amenities, or because of the smile you receive every morning from your concierge. Your rental condo is everything you’re looking for, and more. But, have you considered purchasing your condo? If so, there […]

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How to Claim the GST/HST New Housing Rebate

In Ontario, it’s possible to claim the GST/HST new housing rebate when purchasing a new home or condominium from a builder. This new housing rebate is also available when hiring a builder to construct a new home. Like many government-supported incentives, the new housing rebate can get confusing and complicated when trying to accommodate all […]

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Condo Flippers Must be Vigilant With Their Real Estate Transactions

Condo flippers should understand what defines a real estate flip Be aware “condo flippers” if you’re planning to sell a condo that you’ve recently bought as an investment, be aware that CRA is watching carefully – especially if you’ve never moved in. Indeed, CRA has become ever more watchful when it comes to reporting capital […]

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