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Do I Have to Pay HST Upfront on a Rental Income Property in Canada?

When you are buying your first rental property, you may be faced with a question whether you have to pay HST upfront on a rental income property in Canada.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Rental Property

If you’re considering buying a rental property, and you’re serious about becoming a landlord, it’s worth looking at the entire picture – in other words, a thoughtful look at the pros and cons. In today’s crazy real estate market, buying a rental property could be a viable investment option.

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HST Property Rebates Do Not Include Third Parties

HST property rebates can sometimes bounce back on an unsuspecting homebuyer. In some cases, buyers of new homes and condos could be asked by Canada Revenue Agency to repay their HST rebate – and sometimes in very large amounts. It happens when a third party has been put on property title in addition to the primary […]

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Property Investors May Face Unexpected HST Bills From Canada Revenue Agency

Property investors who bought real estate in the last few years, and who planned to “flip” that property, could face HST bills in the tens of thousands. Whether it’s a new home or condominium, it’s essential to check HST rules and guidelines, and understand all of the ins and outs. In the real estate world, […]

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Good Reasons to Buy an Investment Property Right Now

Many middle-agers are asking themselves whether their money is working hard enough. This is because today’s typical investment portfolio generates little return on investment compared with the good old days. Unless that investment portfolio is prepared to take on some risk, the returns are basically lackluster. Many believe that real estate investments are different – […]

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The HST Rebate When Purchasing a Principal Residence or Investment Property

With certain conditions and pre-requisites, the HST Rebate is intended to offer a discount on part of the HST when purchasing a newly built property or a property for investment. The program can provide a substantial payback for many purchasers.

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How to Claim the GST/HST New Housing Rebate

In Ontario, it’s possible to claim the GST/HST new housing rebate when purchasing a new home or condominium from a builder. This new housing rebate is also available when hiring a builder to construct a new home. Like many government-supported incentives, the new housing rebate can get confusing and complicated when trying to accommodate all […]

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Condo Flippers Must be Vigilant With Their Real Estate Transactions

Condo flippers should understand what defines a real estate flip Be aware “condo flippers” if you’re planning to sell a condo that you’ve recently bought as an investment, be aware that CRA is watching carefully – especially if you’ve never moved in. Indeed, CRA has become ever more watchful when it comes to reporting capital […]

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