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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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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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Do I Qualify For the HST New Housing Rebate?

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate allows home buyers to recover a part of HST that was paid on either a new home or a home that was substantially renovated. The regulations for claiming the HST tax are defined by CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). While not every homebuyer is eligible for the Ontario New Housing […]

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How Much Can You Actually Get With a GST HST New Housing Rebate?

In Ontario, the GST HST New Housing Rebate is claimable for either principal residences or investment properties. Depending on the property (and the specific circumstances) the HST New Housing Rebate could total as much as $30,000. To be eligible, claimants must qualify under either of these conditions: Having purchased a newly built home in the […]

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