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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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A Basic Guide to House Buying Strategies

While having good house buying strategies is key to a successful purchase, quick action is critical in today’s hot real estate market. With so many buyers, and so many multiple offers, a delayed decision could quickly turn into a missed opportunity.

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What is the Ontario Condo Rebate?

The Ontario Condo Rebate, also known as the New Residential Rental Property Rebate, is open to both Canadian and foreign investors. The rebate allows you to receive an HST rebate on a new home (or condo). To qualify for the Ontario Condo Rebate you must provide proof of a one-year lease for the property you […]

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How the Legalization of Cannabis will Affect Landlords in Canada

The legalization of cannabis will affect landlords in Canada since renters won’t know what to do about banning its use inside their rental properties. October 17th, 2018, was the official date for its legalization and landlords are more worried than ever. Many have started acting and prohibiting tenants from using cannabis. However, many tenants feel […]

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