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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 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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What are the Common Landlord Tax Deductions?

As a property owner and/or landlord, it’s extremely important to fully understand the scope of allowable tax deductions. That’s because, with any real estate purchase, the idea is to reduce personal tax burdens. With investment properties, in particular, it’s fundamental to reduce expenses in order to maximize profit. One way is to take full advantage […]

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