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Smart homes: The next frontier in real estate

When Google bought Nest Labs, a company focused on creating “smart” thermostats and smoke alarms in homes, the media was abuzz about the increased focus on the Internet of Things, when devices are connected to the Internet and data is stored and accessible from the cloud. This is no exception in the real estate industry […]

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How to conduct a new home inspection – Interior

You’ve made a decision to purchase a  preconstruction home, you’ve scrapped together your savings and you purchased the home. Once that’s all said and then done, then comes the hard part for many people: waiting. One of the downfalls of buying a preconstruction home is you could wait years until your home is complete. You’re […]

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How to conduct a new home inspection – Exterior

When you buy a preconstruction home, you’ve committed to a home before you’ve seen it and before it’s even been built. You get a chance to live in a brand spanking new place from the floors to the appliances, but this doesn’t mean there won’t be any issues. The Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is a crucial […]

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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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Recovering Some of the Investment on Your New Home

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate allows homeowners to recoup thousands of dollars that were paid out on HST for a new-built home. This rebate would be especially attractive for homeowners who are experiencing financial constraints during COVID-19. To qualify for the Ontario New Home HST Rebate, claimants must meet certain criteria. To begin with, […]

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HST New Housing Rebate on Pre-construction Homes

Homebuyers considering the purchase of a pre-construction property (or newly built property) are sometimes confused about the HST rebate in Ontario as well as the HST Rebate on home renovations. Because of the confusion, there are myriad questions that arise.  Who actually pays the HST on a new home? How is the HST rebate in […]

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