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Important Considerations for HST New Housing Rebate

The current global health crisis has created an unpredictable dynamic in the daily lives of people all over the world. In Canada, social distancing measures have been in place for just over a month, with great implications on businesses and the economy. From mandatory closures to temporary layoffs, COVID-19 has left many Ontarians in a […]

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Understanding Ontario’s HST New Housing Rebate

With the Ontario New Housing Rebate, there’s much to understand and much that can be confusing. That’s why homebuyers have so many questions when purchasing either a new home or a pre-construction condominium. Depending on what you’re purchasing, Ontario’s New Housing HST Rebate can be quite substantial. The trick is to understand the basic principles […]

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How the HST Housing Rebate Can Help You Own a Home

If you’re planning to build a new house, or planning to make substantial renovations on an existing house, you could qualify for Ontario’s HST housing rebate. You’ll need to comply with CRA rules and regulations and provide all of the supporting paperwork for the rebate claim. In addition to owner-built homes, the HST housing rebate […]

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GST/HST new housing rebate application for owner-built houses

If you’re a property owner filling out a GST/HST new housing rebate application, it’s important to comply with all the guidelines, and provide all the requisite paperwork. You will be using the GST/HST new housing rebate application if you’ve built a brand new house, or if you’ve made a substantial renovation to your house. How […]

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What to look out for when buying a preconstruction home

With many new condos and houses being built all over the country, a homebuyer may want to get in on the action by buying a pre-construction home. Whether you’re drawn by the fact that you can customize your home since it’ll be built especially for you or you’re looking for a longer amount of time […]

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Ever heard of a skinny home?

When it comes time to buy a home, you’ve probably heard of townhouses, condos, duplexes, triplexes, semi-detached or detached homes. But chances are, you probably haven’t heard of a “skinny home” or a “thin home” before. Recently, a skinny split-level home on West 15th Avenue in the Point Grey neighbourhood in Vancouver sold for $1.35 […]

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How Much Can You Actually Get With a GST HST New Housing Rebate?

In Ontario, the GST HST New Housing Rebate is claimable for either principal residences or investment properties. Depending on the property (and the specific circumstances) the HST New Housing Rebate could total as much as $30,000. To be eligible, claimants must qualify under either of these conditions: Having purchased a newly built home in the […]

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What are the Common Landlord Tax Deductions?

As a property owner and/or landlord, it’s extremely important to fully understand the scope of allowable tax deductions. That’s because, with any real estate purchase, the idea is to reduce personal tax burdens. With investment properties, in particular, it’s fundamental to reduce expenses in order to maximize profit. One way is to take full advantage […]

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