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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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Bill proposed for greater transparency of Tarion’s builder records

The Government-created corporation protecting new home buyers, Tarion, may become more transparent if recently proposed legislation passes. In December, Queen’s Park tabled a bill that would require the private corporation to provide details about home builders and their track records. The Tarion Accountability and Oversight Act bill was tabled by NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh. It […]

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How to Choose a Specialist to Help with Your Ontario HST Rebate

There are a few situations in which you might find yourself looking to apply for one of the two Ontario HST Rebates. You’re likely applying to get money back on a newly built or renovated home, or you could also apply for an HST rebate on a new condo. Either way, the HST rebate program […]

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Is Your Renovation Enough for the Ontario New Home Rebate

If you are planning a home renovation of your primary residence, you might be eligible for money back from the government through the Ontario New Home HST Rebate. The government rebate program, offered via Canada Revenue Agency, allows homeowners building a new home or renovating their home to get a portion of the amount spent […]

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