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Should you invest in a new addition to your home?

In the Canadian housing market, it was typical to buy a starter home, then once they were raising a family, they would move into a larger property. But with the rising cost of real estate in Canada with the average cost of a home selling for $388,553 in January 2014, according to the Canadian Real […]

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What housing rebates or credits are available for home renovations?

Did you know that if you substantially renovate your home, you are eligible for a government HST housing rebate? To be eligible, it’s important to understand that substantially renovating your home means that 90 per cent of your property’s interior has changed, which means that your home was essentially gutted. You can also apply if […]

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Do you qualify for an HST home rebate?

It would be great if every homeowner qualified for an HST housing rebate, but that is not the case. The amount homeowners can receive varies from province to province. For example, the maximum provincial rebate in Ontario is $24,000, while in British Columbia, you can receive up to $42,500. On top of that, there’s a […]

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Are you eligible for an HST rebate if you’re an investor?

Many property investors might have the misconception that they’re only eligible for the government’s HST rebate if the property is their principal residence. This isn’t correct. In fact, investors can receive up to $30,000, similar to homeowners who purchase a new condo or house. When buying a home or a condo, your builder will ask […]

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Don’t let the CRA clawback its HST rebate with interest

The Canada Revenue Agency has been looking to reclaim up to $30,000 in HST rebates from some property investors who bought new homes or condos, according to the Toronto Star. As home prices continue to rise in Canada with the most recent statistics showing that the average price of a home is up to $389,119 […]

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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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GST/HST new housing rebate application for owner-built houses

If you’re a property owner filling out a GST/HST new housing rebate application, it’s important to comply with all the guidelines, and provide all the requisite paperwork. You will be using the GST/HST new housing rebate application if you’ve built a brand new house, or if you’ve made a substantial renovation to your house. How […]

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