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How to conduct a new home inspection – Systems

If you’ve decided to purchase a newly built home, congratulations on your big purchase. Saving up the money needed to buy a home is no easy feat, but just because you’ve gone ahead and put down your deposit that doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly. Once construction is complete on your unit and it’s in […]

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Should you buy a newly built or resale home?

When it’s time to shop for a home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the endless amount of decisions you need to make. You can either decide to buy a resale house, townhouse or condo or you could go with a newly constructed version of all of those options. Canada’s housing market has continued to […]

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How to protect your basement from flooding

As extreme weather events become more common in Canada, one housing issue that can cost you thousands of dollars in damage is when your basement floods. You can ensure your storm drains are clear of debris or plant plants to help absorb some of the excess liquid, but sometimes that isn’t enough. If you live […]

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Protect yourself from basement flooding

Canada’s extreme weather events hit insurance companies hard when they were forced to pay out a record $3.2 billion in policies in 2013. Last July, Toronto saw a record amount of rainfall that led to flash floods and cost insurance companies $940 million in damages, which was the most expensive insured natural disaster in Ontario. […]

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When do I have to file for an HST rebate?

With potential to claim back $42,500 in HST housing rebates from the CRA (depending on where you live), it’s a deadline you don’t want to miss. But if you’re just getting wind of the HST rebate party, you might be worried it’s too late to qualify or you might think you’ve missed the deadline since […]

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What is considered a major renovation?

One way to qualify for an HST rebate is to have a substantially renovated home, whether it’s a detached or semi-detached house, townhouse or condo or bed and breakfast (as long as more than 50 per cent of the space is used as the owner’s home.) But one common question we always get is: How […]

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Landlord Tax Guide for 2019

If you’re a landlord, property owner, or real estate investor, our Landlord Tax Guide for 2019 will be a valuable guide for your strategic financial planning. With a real estate investment, there’s always some tax to pay – and occasionally, it can be substantial. Legally, you can’t ignore taxes – but there are certainly ways […]

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Your Landlord Is Selling The Property. Can You Be Forced To Move Out?

If your landlord is selling the property you live in, you have certain rights during the transaction, and you have certain responsibilities. Obviously, as a tenant, you’ll have many questions to ask. When will the sale take place? Can I find a similar residence? How long do I have to make a move? Probably the […]

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