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How to add a new addition to your home

After weighing the pros and cons of adding a new addition to your home, it’s important that you follow through the appropriate legal channels to avoid running into issues. We like to believe that our homes are our castles and we can do whatever we want to them, but this isn’t the case. It’s important […]

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Should you invest in a new addition to your home?

In the Canadian housing market, it was typical to buy a starter home, then once they were raising a family, they would move into a larger property. But with the rising cost of real estate in Canada with the average cost of a home selling for $388,553 in January 2014, according to the Canadian Real […]

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What housing rebates or credits are available for home renovations?

Did you know that if you substantially renovate your home, you are eligible for a government HST housing rebate? To be eligible, it’s important to understand that substantially renovating your home means that 90 per cent of your property’s interior has changed, which means that your home was essentially gutted. You can also apply if […]

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Do you qualify for an HST home rebate?

It would be great if every homeowner qualified for an HST housing rebate, but that is not the case. The amount homeowners can receive varies from province to province. For example, the maximum provincial rebate in Ontario is $24,000, while in British Columbia, you can receive up to $42,500. On top of that, there’s a […]

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Are you eligible for an HST rebate if you’re an investor?

Many property investors might have the misconception that they’re only eligible for the government’s HST rebate if the property is their principal residence. This isn’t correct. In fact, investors can receive up to $30,000, similar to homeowners who purchase a new condo or house. When buying a home or a condo, your builder will ask […]

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Don’t let the CRA clawback its HST rebate with interest

The Canada Revenue Agency has been looking to reclaim up to $30,000 in HST rebates from some property investors who bought new homes or condos, according to the Toronto Star. As home prices continue to rise in Canada with the most recent statistics showing that the average price of a home is up to $389,119 […]

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Benefits of Applying for the Ontario First Time Home Buyer Rebate

If you’re a first-time home buyer in Ontario, the process can get overwhelming quickly. From applying for mortgages, obtaining your down payment and planning your move-in, there’s a lot to do, and it can get pretty expensive. To help manage the costs of residential property purchases, the government offers a few programs, including the Land […]

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Why Consider the HST Rebate before Closing on an Investment Property

In Ontario, Harmonized Sales Tax or “HST” is applied on the purchase of all sales and goods, even properties. The additional 13% added on top of the price of a new home or property can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars. When purchasing an investment property, the goal is to make a […]

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