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The Benefits Of Being A First Time Home Buyer

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  • on November 30, 2022
First-time homebuyers often feel like they are unequal players in the housing market, but there are many perks to being a first-time buyer. First-time buyers have more loan programs and financial assistance available to them than people who have already experienced homeownership. Want to know how you can save…

How To Claim HST Rebate On New Home

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  • on November 8, 2022
Did you know that you may be eligible for housing rebates on the goods and services tax (GST) or harmonized sales tax (HST) paid for your newly built home? If you recently purchased a new home within the past two years, you may qualify. If you purchased a newly…

Renovate Bungalow

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  • on October 7, 2022
If you have an older bungalow that is starting to get faded and dated, you may be thinking it is time for a bungalow renovation. If so, it’s a perfect opportunity to combine more practical upgrades with more fun ones. Practical Bungalow Renovation Ideas An old house has lots…

How to Calculate the GST / HST New Housing Rebate

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  • on August 29, 2022
If you recently bought a newly constructed home, completed a substantial renovation, or are under contract to have a home built or do substantial completion of renovations, you may qualify for significant Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) rebates. Owner-built houses may also qualify if…

How Do I Get HST Back on My New Home?

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  • on August 15, 2022
On July 1, 2010, Ontario transitioned to the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on the sales of new homes, raising the tax payable on new-builds from 5% to 13%. As you may imagine, this increase has made the cost of purchasing a new home more expensive. Individuals who purchase newly…

How Much HST Do You Pay On A New Home?

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  • on November 25, 2021
Buying a new house or condo is an exciting time in any person’s life. It signals new beginnings and new investments in our future. It also signals an important investment and a long repayment period. When buyers first purchase a new property, they may be shocked to find that…