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The HST Rebate on New Homes Can Make a Big Difference

The Ontario government has set up an HST rebate on new homes as a means of helping new homeowners with the ever-increasing cost of buying a home. By offering homebuyers an HST rebate on new homes, the aim is to lessen the financial burden for the many first time buyers. The HST rebate on new […]

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Top 10 Tips for a First Time Homebuyer

Today, there are hot real estate markets in every part of the country. This creates a whole new set of dynamics for homebuyers and home sellers, and especially for the first time homebuyer. But the fundamentals of buying remain the same, and it’s always wise to keep things on course.

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Wondering About New Home Rebates in Ontario?

Sometimes referred to as new housing rebates, new home rebates in Ontario are available to those who purchase a new home or condo directly from a builder, or who hire a builder to build a new home. In Ontario, the HST rebate is often assigned to the vendor on closing. This rebate then allows the […]

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Home Renovation Rebates in Ontario

For homeowners who may be unaware, there are home renovation rebates in Ontario that are available through Canada Revenue Agency. These are HST rebates, with eligibility requirements that every individual must meet. In fact, Canada Revenue Agency has very specific definitions for what they consider to be a “substantial renovation” or a “major addition” to an […]

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A Large-Scale Home Renovation Can Qualify for an HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency provides a definition for a large-scale home renovation that qualifies for an HST rebate. The definition outlines the eligibility requirements for those who wish to claim an HST rebate. In addition to a large-scale home renovation, there are also definitions provided for different types of residential buildings, and for buildings that are […]

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How the HST Rebate Applies to New Condo Owners in Toronto

For new condo owners in Toronto, or for those about to purchase, it’s important to understand some of the unique elements of the HST rebate. Needless to say, there’s a lot to think about when purchasing a new condo. But with a sizeable HST rebate available, it’s worthwhile to understand the eligibility requirements. When certain pre-conditions are satisfied, […]

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What Landlord Fees are Tax Deductible in Canada

Many people are interested in becoming a landlord but aren’t certain about all the financial logistics involved in managing rental properties. There are a lot of important decisions to consider when you become a landlord. In general, you will want to treat your rental property like a business: buying the right property, screening potential tenants […]

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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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