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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…

How Rebates Work With Pre-Construction Homes

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  • on September 2, 2021
Did you know that if you buy a newly constructed home from a builder and use it as your (or a family member’s) primary residence, you will receive a GST/HST rebate in Ontario? Unlike when you purchase a new residential rental property or undergo substantial renovations and have to…

What First-Time Homebuyers Should Know About Rebates

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  • on August 29, 2021
Buying a home can be an expensive but worthwhile endeavour. There are many costs to be paid on the closing date including the down payment, land transfer fees, title insurance and more. On top of this, there is your monthly mortgage payment to make! The Federal Government is well…

What Is The Maximum HST Rebate On New Homes?

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  • on August 26, 2021
Have you purchased a new home? Has your house recently undergone major renovations? Have you purchased a newly constructed home and are wondering how applying for the HST Rebate in Ontario works? Understanding how the New Housing Rebate works can be confusing, especially when it comes to determining if…

Why Was I Denied An HST Rebate Ontario?

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  • on August 23, 2021
Has Your GST/HST New Housing Rebate Application Been Denied? The purchase and sale of a residential property can be a stressful time for home buyers. As some might already know, a buyer who is looking to purchase a brand new or substantially renovated home may be entitled to the…