Understand The Full Costs Of Buying A Home

When you’re looking to buy a home, it’s easy to forget that the purchase price is just one of many costs associated with ownership. These costs can add up and take an unexpected chunk out of your budget. So it’s important to understand the full cost of buying a property. PRE-CLOSING COSTS Home inspection Getting… Read More

Land Transfer Tax a Bad Idea According to C.D. Howe Institute

Land Transfer Tax a Bad Idea

Land transfer taxes are a bad idea that have a negative impact on both homeowners and the governments that enact them, says a new report by Benjamin Dachis, senior policy analyst for the C.D. Howe Institute. The tax measure reduces the number of homes that are sold, particularly in the lowest price ranges, and inhibits… Read More

Land Transfer Taxes Unfair to Home Buyers

New Home Tax Burden

REALTORS are no fans of land transfer taxes, which are paid by home buyers when they purchase a home. We strongly believe that home ownership is something that all levels of government should be encouraging, not discouraging with punitive taxes directly targeted at home buying. That’s why we are calling for governments to re-think where… Read More