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Buying a second home: How it works in Canada

Here’s what home owners and investors should know about the rules, financing options and tax implications of buying a...

Buying a second home: How it works in Canada
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Where to Buy Real Estate in Canada 2024: Calgary

Where to Buy Real Estate in Canada 2024: Calgary
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Where to Buy Real Estate in Canada 2024: Halifax Regional Municipality

Where to Buy Real Estate in Canada 2024: Halifax Regional Municipality
Young twin girls hold hands and dance, excited by their family's purchase of another home.

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It’s possible to be a first-time home buyer twice—here’s how

Some government programs are flexible with the definition of “first-time home buyer.” Find out what it can mean for...

It’s possible to be a first-time home buyer twice—here’s how

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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?
A couple receive the keys to their new home from a realtor

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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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Down payment for a second home in Canada: How much do you need?

Second homes and rental properties have their own down payment requirements. Here’s what to expect when buying a second...

Down payment for a second home in Canada: How much do you need?

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Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?

Some parents want to help their kids move out by borrowing against their home. Here’s how interest rates and...

Should you use home equity to buy a house for your kids?

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What expenses can you deduct when renovating a rental property?

The purpose of the renovations, as well as the occupancy of the building, can influence whether the expenses are...

What expenses can you deduct when renovating a rental property?

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