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How much are first-time homebuyers willing to spend?

#187856790 / gettyimages.com With prices in Canada’s housing market continuously climbing with no end in sight, it’s a hard market to break into for first-time homebuyers. It’s no wonder that the average budget for a hopeful first-time homeowner has increased to $316,000, which is up $16,000 from the average budget last year, according to BMO’s […]

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Don’t be caught off guard by closing costs

You’ve visited dozens of houses and you’ve finally settled on one that you want to put an offer on. It’s a nerve wracking process waiting to see whether the seller accepts your offer and if they do, congratulations you’re now a homeowner! But if there’s one thing you don’t want to be caught unawares is […]

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CMHC tightens mortgage regulations once again

#123140292 / gettyimages.com The Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation recently announced more changes to tighten mortgage lending that will come into effect on May 30. Home buyers looking to purchase a second home will no longer be able to access mortgage insurance, which means you’d need to have a 20 per cent downpayment to purchase the […]

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What green renovations can save you money instantly?

Owning a home is a pricey investment for any homeowner. While HST rebates are one way to get some savings back, if you’ve bought a newly built house or substantially renovated your home, green renovations are a great way to save on housing costs. They can also improve your resale value in the long run. […]

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What is a construction loan?

Whether you already have a piece of land you want to develop or a you are looking to build a custom home, both of these options require a great deal of money. If it’s money you don’t have saved up, banks and private mortgage companies can offer you a construction loan to lend you money […]

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Figure out the cost of knocking down and rebuilding your home

Sometimes the changes you plan for your home are extreme enough that you’re better off gutting your home and rebuilding it. Whether this includes adding a new addition to your home or redesigning the space so you’re able to stay in the neighbourhood, these type of home renovations have a costlier price tag. You’ll need […]

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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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