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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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Is My Investment Property Eligible For the New Home HST Rebate

Most Ontario residents have some knowledge about the HST Rebate in Ontario for principal residences. This rebate is offered ONLY to homebuyers who will live in the home as a primary residence. However, not many people are aware of the HST Rental Rebate offered to property investors who plan to rent the property. Many government […]

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How to Apply for the Ontario HST Rebate on a Substantially Renovated Home

Homeowners applying for an HST Rebate in Ontario may qualify for an HST Rebate on home renovations. This is a specific rebate for applicants who have completed a “substantial renovation” on their home, added a “major addition” to their home, or converted a non-residential home into a residential home. “Substantial renovations” are defined by Canada […]

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