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Rebate4U sponsors the Yorkville Run

Dig your running shoes out of the closet and lace up your sneakers for the annual B&O Yorkville Run on September 7, 2014. This is the second year in a row that Rebate4U has sponsored the run which supports YWCA Toronto and its Elm Centre and women’s shelters. Last year, more than 1,000 participants ran […]

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How to add a new addition to your home

After weighing the pros and cons of adding a new addition to your home, it’s important that you follow through the appropriate legal channels to avoid running into issues. We like to believe that our homes are our castles and we can do whatever we want to them, but this isn’t the case. It’s important […]

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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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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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