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HERES A QUICK CHECKLIST TO GET YOUR HOME 'READY TO SELLL'
 
STRUCTURES - fences/decks/gates in good condition, exterior clean, front door clean, paint touch-ups, windows clean   
 
YARD - ‘junk’ put away, driveway/sidewalks clean, gardens weeded, lawn mowed, toys stored neatly          
              
ENTRANCE - clean and free of clutter 
                                                                                                                 
WINDOWS - clean, open and close easily, screens ok 
                                                                                         
WALLS - clean, paint touch-ups, holes, neutral colours   
                                                                                      
DOORS - open/close easily, clean, need paint             
                                                                                       
FLOORS - clean, carpet stains, wood or laminate repair            
                                                                            
LIGHTING - clean, bulbs working, switches working          
                                                                                     
PET AREAS - odour free, clean                
                                                                                                           
KITCHEN - surfaces sparkling, organized, no clutter, sinks clean, fridge clean, garbage kept out                         
      
CLOSETS - clean and well organized       
                                                                                                         
LIVING ROOM/BEDROOMS - vacuumed, furniture clean, clutter free, shelves organized, valuables removed              
 
BATHROOMS - counters clean, clutter free, tub and shower clean, toilet clean - working properly, sinks clean     
         

BASEMENT/GARAGE - clean, clutter free 

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2 Storey  family home with a fully finished basement, 4 Bedrooms, 3 and a half Bathrooms. Central location - close to schools and shopping - no work to do here, just move in and enjoy! Visit our open house on Sunday 2pm - 4pm.

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HST
 

SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING THE HST AND HOW IT AFFECTS HOME BUYING/SELLING

 

THESE ARE GENERAL QUESTIONS AND NOT INTENDED AS ACCOUNTING ADVICE. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT AN ACCOUNTANT OR THE CANADA REVENUE AGENCY WEB SITE @

www.cra-arc.gc.ca  and you will see the HST link on the home page.

 
Q: DO I PAY HST WHEN I PURCHASE A USED HOUSE?

A: NO

 Q: DO I PAY HST WHEN I BUY A NEW OR SUBSTANCIALLY RENOVATED HOUSE?

A: YES

 Q: AS A SELLER, HOW DOES THE HST AFFECT ME?

A: YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY THE HST ON THE REALTORS COMMISION

 Q: IS THERE A REBATE FOR HST ON NEW HOMES?

A: YES, YOU WILL RECEIVE 71.43% OF THE PROVINCIAL PORTION OF THE HST UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $26,250.  NEW HOMES ABOVE $525,000 WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A MAXIMUM OF $26,250.


For specific calculations on HST and your purchase please check the MACREALTY HST CALCULATOR

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