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What upscale home renovations add the most value to your home?

When you become a homeowner, it’s common for you to want to renovate your property to suit your liking. Trust me, you’re not alone. In 2013, Canadians polled by the CIBC said they expected to spend an average of $15,300 each year on home renovations. Also, more than one third of homeowners said they expected […]

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What mid-range home renovations add the most value to your home?

When you buy or renovate a home, it’s a space for you or your family to grow in or it’s an investment opportunity, or both. For a homeowner who lives in their home, when you make changes to your space, it’s important to remember that your property can serve as a nest egg when it […]

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Figure out the cost of knocking down and rebuilding your home

Sometimes the changes you plan for your home are extreme enough that you’re better off gutting your home and rebuilding it. Whether this includes adding a new addition to your home or redesigning the space so you’re able to stay in the neighbourhood, these type of home renovations have a costlier price tag. You’ll need […]

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Who is on your home’s title may affect your HST rebate

If you’re buying a newly built property to live in, be aware of who you put on your property’s title because it will affect your eligibility for an HST rebate. If you share the title with someone who is not your immediate family (spouse, children, parents or siblings), and is not living with you, no […]

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5 misconceptions about HST rebates

HST rebates can go a long way in helping homeowners reclaim some of the costs of purchasing, building property or undergoing substantial renovations. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about the government’s HST rebate program. Rebate4U busts five of the most common myths to help you receive a nice cheque in the […]

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How much money will you receive from an HST rebate

It might be hard to believe, but the government has an HST new housing rebate program that gives homeowners some of their money back. HST rebates gives homeowners a chance to claim back a portion of their property’s HST from the CRA – whether it’s a personal property or investment property. Homeowners qualify if their […]

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What You Need to Know About the Foreign Buyers Tax Rebate

In Ontario, the Non-Resident Speculation Tax (also referred to as the NRST tax) targets foreign homebuyers. Essentially, this is a foreign buyers tax, with a tax rate of 15% on the purchase or acquisition of a residential property. The property in question must be located in the Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario. What’s important to […]

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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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