Foreign Buyer Speculation Tax Increase

The Government of Ontario announced amendments to the Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST). The NRST applies to the transfer of land that contains at least one and no more than six single family residences. The NRST applies to: Individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada Foreign corporations or taxable trustees. The NRST […]

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Seniors’ Home Renovation Tax Credit

On November 5, the 2020 Ontario Budget addressed the well-being of seniors. The Province committed to creating a Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit. This fully refundable credit for the 2021 tax year aims to keep seniors safe, create jobs, and generate economic activity. The credit will be worth 25% of up to $10,000 in expenses […]

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LED Lights Are Here to Stay…

LED lights are here to stay and they offer many advantages. They guarantee a ‘greener’ future. So what is LED light? The acronym stands for light-emitting diode – a solid-state lighting that uses a semiconductor to convert electricity into light. Let’s look at their key features and benefits: LED bulbs are 6-7 times more efficient […]

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HST Rebate for New Homes

I just read an article by Toronto Real Estate lawyer Bob Aaron that reminds all of us to keep our information updated, so that we retain our right to the benefits of principal residence ownership and monetary incentives like the HST rebate for new homes. If you have not read the article, here is a link to it: The […]

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Green Upgrades – Grants Available!

Take advantage of the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program and the federal ecoEnergy Retrofit program. Homeowners can receive up to a combined maximum of $10,000 in grant money. Only homes that have had a residential energy efficiency audit performed by a certified energy advisor will be eligible for these grants. Here’s what you need to […]

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