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The HST Rebate in Ontario: Everything You Need To Know

The New Home or New Housing HST Rebate in Ontario was created by the Government of Canada to help homeowners receive a maximum of $24,000 if the HST was paid on the purchase of the land, and $16,080 if it was not, while renovating or building a new home. If you have paid the HST […]

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Large Demand for Student Housing Creates Great Investment Opportunity for Landlords

As university and college enrolment continues to grow across Canada, there’s also an emerging investment opportunity for student housing. Demand for off-campus student housing is clearly outstripping supply. And for landlords, the investment opportunity for student housing presents new horizons. Needless to say, large urban centres will be high demand centres for rental units.

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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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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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Substantial Home Renovations Are Eligible For An HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency has specific definitions for what is considered a “substantial renovation” and a “major addition”. These definitions relate to eligibility requirements for individuals who want to claim an HST rebate. For purposes of clarity, various types of residential buildings are defined, including those converted to be residential. Like other rebate programs, CRA outlines the […]

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House Prices in Toronto Keep Climbing

Across the board (and across the country) real estate professionals agree that house prices in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) are unlikely to come down from their current high anytime soon. And while everyone has their own set of statistics and data, Toronto home prices have definitely made gains in recent years. Simply put, home […]

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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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