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Making Home Renovation Tax Credits Work for You

Home renovation projects have become quite common throughout the Canadian real estate market. Whether because people are staying home more now or they want to be more environmentally friendly, people are jumping on the renovation bandwagon.

Capital Gains Tax on Homes, a Step too Far

In February, the red-hot housing market warmed up Canada’s frigid temperatures. The immediate future might not be certain, but public policymakers are exploring a series of tools to cool off the real estate market that has been soaring since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, and before that. One of these ideas is a capital gains tax on home sales.

Canadian Real Estate May Stabilize With Higher Interest Rates

Interest rate increases at a reasonable schedule of four times a year would create a stable and more relaxed environment for Canada real estate over the next five years

These “Small” Canadian Real Estate Markets Are Booming

Liveability in small Canadian real estate markets eclipses relative affordability

Price growth expected in all small markets analyzed, with average increases ranging from 3% to 20% in some areas

Ways to Reduce Your House Insurance Premiums

House insurance is critical. However, it is an added cost that sometimes people forget about when purchasing a home. While it isn’t necessarily against the law in Canada to not have home insurance when you own a home, most if not all financial institutions and lenders will ask for proof of insurance before approving your mortgage and allowing you to close on your house.

AVERAGE GTA HOME PRICE HOVERS AT $1.3M

TORONTO, ONTARIO, April 5, 2022 – There were almost 11,000 Greater Toronto Area (GTA) home sales reported in March 2022, capping off the third-best March and second-best first quarter on record. Tight market conditions continued to support a double-digit annual pace of price growth, with an average selling price of $1.3 million. The average selling price dipped slightly month-over-month, bucking the regular seasonal trend.

How are Canadians Using Their Home Equity?

When you buy a house and take out a mortgage, you make regular payments on that loan until it is totally paid off. A portion of each payment goes toward interest, and the rest goes toward the principal amount borrowed. As the principal on the loan gets paid down and the value of your home increases, your home equity grows. In other words, your equity is what you own outright, or the difference between the value of your home and the amount you still owe on your mortgage.

10 Expert Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

You are about to make a move to a home that better fits your lifestyle. Congratulations, it’s an exciting time! But before you can do that, you need to sell your home.

The goal of any seller is to get the highest sale price in the least amount of time. If that is your goal, you’re going to want to say hello to staging.

Canadian Real Estate Fuelled or Cooled by Immigration Policy?

Current immigration policy could be more clearly linked with national labour market demands, especially relating to construction trades, potentially addressing supply issues within Canadian real estate market, driven by skill shortages

Impact of Taxation on the Canadian Housing Market

Deployment of taxes has been front and centre as a tactic to calm Canadian housing market, but removing capital gains tax exemption on principal residences could turn market from hot to cold

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