HST rebate on new construction – 1 year rule internet legend.

Sunday Nov 13th, 2022

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Since in this blog we are discussing tax rules, I would strongly suggest you to get the advice from a qualified tax specialist. What prompted us to write a blog on the subject is frequent misinformation posted on various popular online forums stating that one must reside in the property for 1 year or more in order to qualify for the hst new construction rebate. Before we get to it let’s quickly recap what is the new construction hst rebate, and how it works in Ontario. A... [read more]

15 examples of buyers breaching the real estate contracts

Saturday Nov 5th, 2022

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As the market has turned in the spring of 2022 unfortunately there were many breached contracts, and as we discussed with a well known and respected real estate litigation lawyer, the number of current cases is unprecedented. These unfortunate cases already have or will go to trial within the next couple of years, here we are listing 15 examples of the cases from the past to illustrate what happens when the buyer breaches the agreement of purchase and sale. Different cases: resale,... [read more]

RRSP Home Buyer's Plan - detailed explanation in simple terms.

Friday Jul 9th, 2021

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We have been asked on many occasions about the RRSP Home buyers plan and thought it would be a good idea to explain the details from the beginning to the end of how it works, and what to do. What is Home Buyers Plan. A home buyers plan allows you to withdraw up to $35,000 per person (if you are a couple you can withdraw up to $35,000 each, for a total of up to $70,000) for the purchase of the qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. You can only withdraw... [read more]

Is The Condo Preconstruction Deposit Safe?

Saturday Mar 28th, 2020

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I have already written about condo project cancellations and there have been a number of them in the last few years. Every time a unit is purchased a deposit is made, are these funds safe? There are number of safeguards in place to protect the buyers and their deposits. Tarion offers condo deposit protection up to $20,000, but as we know most deposits would exceed this amount by a large margin. The developer of the new condominium project must be Tarion registered and must enter into... [read more]

101 of Preconstruction Condominium Buying

Sunday Oct 27th, 2019

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You are thinking of buying a preconstruction condominium, you hear people talking about making a fortune by buying them and you want the piece of the pie. Facebook is full of advertisements for new launches and the graphics look spectacular, so you decide to wait for the next official opening to go in without an agent because you know what you want, right? In this blog I will try to explain as much as possible (and the topic is extensive) about the process and key factors when buying a... [read more]

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