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How can a real estate agent help with your home shopping?

With the Internet providing everyone a wealth of information at their fingertips and a real estate industry that’s seeing a shakeup, you might wonder why you would want to use a real estate agent when shopping for a home. While you don’t pay any upfront fee or commission to your real estate agent during the […]

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Real estate industry being shaken up

With Canada’s hot housing market over the last few years, more real estate agents have entered the marketplace for a piece of the action. In the country’s largest local real estate association, the Toronto Real Estate Board, they boast a membership of more than 40,000 people, which is a 29 per cent leap in membership […]

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Buying a Toronto home in the suburbs may end up being more expensive

When deciding what house you want to buy, housing affordability plays a key factor in your decision since it affects the type of house you purchase, along with where you decide to purchase. Toronto’s housing market is one that’s closely watched by economists and housing experts with prices climbing over the past few years. Along […]

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What types of townhouses are out there?

If you’re looking for a property that strikes a balance between a house and a condo, a townhouse might be the option you’re looking for. There are many different types of townhouses available and knowing the difference and which type you want will make a difference in your homebuying experience. Traditional townhouse The classic townhouse […]

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What you need to know about co-buying property

Every time we hear about home prices, it seems as if they just keep going up. Many first-time homebuyers have probably cringed while hearing about the current state of Canada’s real estate market and while more and more future homeowners are relying more on mom and dad and other family members to pitch in money […]

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Would you help your child buy their first home?

With the price of homes rising for the last few years, jobs for young adults harder to come by and the price tag of education on an upward track, it’s no surprise that more and more parents are shouldering some of the burden when their child buys their first home. A recent survey by the […]

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Why Does Ontario Rebate the HST on New Homes?

HST housing rebates are available to Ontario residents through Canada Revenue Agency. Residents can claim an HST rebate on a newly built home that will be the principal residence OR an investment property that will be used as a rental. These rebates allow individuals to recover portions of the provincial taxes and federal taxes that […]

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How Do I Get the HST Back on My New Home?

The New Home HST Rebate allows a homeowner to recover a certain portion of HST that was paid on a newly built home or on a substantially renovated home. It is sometimes referred to as the Ontario New Housing Rebate and only applies to the primary residence of the owner. When a homeowner applies for […]

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