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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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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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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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Making a Mistake on an HST Real Estate Rebate Can be Costly

Making a mistake when applying for an HST real estate rebate can be very costly, not to mention stressful for a homeowner. For many, the HST New Housing Rebate isn’t even on the radar. And while securing a substantial HST refund can be quite rewarding, it has to be done right, with the proper documentation, and […]

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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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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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