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Canadians planning to spend less on home renovations in 2015

With spring comes a busy real estate market, but it’s also high time for homeowners to start planning for any home renovations they plan to do during the year. In 2015, Canadian homeowners plan to spend an average of $17,142 on renovations, which dropped from $19,754 they planned to spend last year, according to CIBC’s […]

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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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Avoid underground home renovation deals

When it comes to choosing a contractor to help you with a home renovation job, price is always a huge sticking factor for many homeowners. Let’s face it, we know that reno jobs can get pretty pricey, depending on the work you’re doing, and when there’s an option to save thousands of dollars, it’s hard […]

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More geo-exchange system buildings coming to Ontario

If you’ve never heard of a geo-exchange heating system, you’re not alone. If you’re looking for another option to lower your heating and cooling costs, this type of system can help. Geo-exchange systems, otherwise known as a geothermal heat pump, uses renewable energy just below the earth’s surface to heat and cool a house, along […]

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What upscale renovations can you recoup the most costs for?

Sometimes when you go shopping, you decide to go with a higher quality product or material in hopes that it’ll last longer. That same mentality can be applied to home renovations and not only may it last longer, but paying more now may give you more money later when it comes time to sell your […]

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What mid-range renovations can you recoup the most costs for?

Whenever you tackle any home renovations, you want to make changes that will benefit your lifestyle, but will also add to your resale value when it comes time to sell your home. Many Canadians (69 per cent) who bought their homes within the last ten years saw their property as a home and a place […]

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Ensuring Your Eligibility for The HST Rebate in Ontario

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate is a great opportunity for homeowners who have built a new home or completed significant renovations on an existing home, either on their own or by self contracting to recuperate some of the costs. However, many property owners struggle with the eligibility requirements when applying for the Ontario New […]

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Why Work with a Tax Specialist When Applying For Your New Condo Rental Rebate? 

The HST Rebate on new condos in Ontario is a great opportunity to recover a significant chunk of costs spent on new purchases or remodels and is definitely a worthwhile endeavour. However, to the average homeowner, the application process can be confusing, stressful, and complicated. With various HST rebates in Ontario available, it can be […]

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