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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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A Large-Scale Home Renovation Can Qualify for an HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency provides a definition for a large-scale home renovation that qualifies for an HST rebate. The definition outlines the eligibility requirements for those who wish to claim an HST rebate. In addition to a large-scale home renovation, there are also definitions provided for different types of residential buildings, and for buildings that are […]

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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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Ensuring Your Eligibility for The HST Rebate in Ontario

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate is a great opportunity for homeowners who have built a new home or completed significant renovations on an existing home, either on their own or by self contracting to recuperate some of the costs. However, many property owners struggle with the eligibility requirements when applying for the Ontario New […]

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Why Work with a Tax Specialist When Applying For Your New Condo Rental Rebate? 

The HST Rebate on new condos in Ontario is a great opportunity to recover a significant chunk of costs spent on new purchases or remodels and is definitely a worthwhile endeavour. However, to the average homeowner, the application process can be confusing, stressful, and complicated. With various HST rebates in Ontario available, it can be […]

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