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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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Substantial Home Renovations Are Eligible For An HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency has specific definitions for what is considered a “substantial renovation” and a “major addition”. These definitions relate to eligibility requirements for individuals who want to claim an HST rebate. For purposes of clarity, various types of residential buildings are defined, including those converted to be residential. Like other rebate programs, CRA outlines the […]

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So Many Questions About the HST Rebate For Homebuyers!

Suffice to say that many homebuyers are confused about the HST rebate that’s available for new homes and condominiums. There are so many questions being asked, and although answers are available, there’s still plenty of confusion around. The worst thing is that an HST rebate could potentially be up to $30,000, depending on the property. […]

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House Prices in Toronto Keep Climbing

Across the board (and across the country) real estate professionals agree that house prices in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) are unlikely to come down from their current high anytime soon. And while everyone has their own set of statistics and data, Toronto home prices have definitely made gains in recent years. Simply put, home […]

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A Basic Guide to House Buying Strategies

While having good house buying strategies is key to a successful purchase, quick action is critical in today”s hot real estate market. With so many buyers, and so many multiple offers, a delayed decision could quickly turn into a missed opportunity.

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In Today’s Market- Should You Buy a Condo or a House?

The fact is there’s really no hard and fast answer to the question. Everyone has different needs, different priorities, and different long-term goals. At the same time, doing a prudent assessment will surely help to make better decisions. Indeed, making a pros and cons list will certainly allow for checking and double checking that the […]

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Is My Investment Property Eligible For the New Home HST Rebate

Most Ontario residents have some knowledge about the HST Rebate in Ontario for principal residences. This rebate is offered ONLY to homebuyers who will live in the home as a primary residence. However, not many people are aware of the HST Rental Rebate offered to property investors who plan to rent the property. Many government […]

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How to Apply for the Ontario HST Rebate on a Substantially Renovated Home

Homeowners applying for an HST Rebate in Ontario may qualify for an HST Rebate on home renovations. This is a specific rebate for applicants who have completed a “substantial renovation” on their home, added a “major addition” to their home, or converted a non-residential home into a residential home. “Substantial renovations” are defined by Canada […]

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