Renovations

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Real Estate

Second mortgages in Canada: What are the rules?

Interested in buying a second property? Familiarize yourself with the mortgage rules first to make sure it’s the right...

Second mortgages in Canada: What are the rules?
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Real Estate

The tax implications of buying a second home in Canada

Vacation or rental property, or both? Here are the taxes you can expect on a secondary property in Canada,...

The tax implications of buying a second home in Canada
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Vacation Homes

Family legacy: How to pass along the family cottage—and 3 things to avoid

Discover key strategies from estate planning lawyer Peter Lillico on preserving your family’s cherished cottage for generations to come.

Family legacy: How to pass along the family cottage—and 3 things to avoid
Leaving a cottage to family and capital gains

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Reducing capital gains on a cottage

With planning and the right documents, the capital gain tax owing on a family cottage can be lowered. Here...

Reducing capital gains on a cottage

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FHSA withdrawal rules and rental property advice for a first-time home buyer

Renting out part of your new home may help cover some costs. But would it still be considered a...

FHSA withdrawal rules and rental property advice for a first-time home buyer

Investing

Canadian Financial Summit 2023: MoneySense sessions and free tickets

Canadian Financial Summit 2023: MoneySense sessions and free tickets
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Renovations

Heat pump vs. furnace—which is the better option in Canada?

If your furnace or central AC needs replacing, consider installing a heat pump. Here’s how to choose your system...

Heat pump vs. furnace—which is the better option in Canada?
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Are home renovations tax deductible in Canada?

Doing home renovations? Find out if there are any tax incentives that Canadians are able to claim.

Are home renovations tax deductible in Canada?

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Renovations

Multigenerational Home Renovation Tax Credit: What is it and do you qualify?

New for the 2023 tax year, you might be able to claim the Multigenerational Home Renovation Tax Credit for...

Multigenerational Home Renovation Tax Credit: What is it and do you qualify?

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