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Three Moving Tips

Three Moving Tips

Moving Tips – To Hire Pros or Not?

I know a lot of you reading this will have a preference when it comes to moving house in Lethbridge – you’ll either prefer to save the money and do it yourself, or you’re someone who prefers to let professionals do all the heavy lifting and hauling. Most of the time it does come down to cost – yes, it costs a lot to hire a professional ...

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Tap into Your RRSPs with the Home Buyers’ Plan

Tap into Your RRSPs with the Home Buyers’ Plan

Saving enough money for a down payment these days is tough. House prices have risen, and controls have tightened around the minimum down payment homebuyers can make, so now we have to come up with even more money. But there is some good news – the Home Buyers’ Plan allows us to withdraw up to $25,000 in a calendar year from our Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) in order to buy or ...

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GST Housing Rebates for New Construction and More

GST Housing Rebates for New Construction and More

Generally, when you buy a newly constructed home or a substantially renovated house in Lethbridge, you will be responsible for paying GST. This can add a large additional chunk of money to the purchase price. The good news is that GST Housing Rebates are a great way to claim a rebate on some of the tax you paid provided that the purchase price or fair market value was less than $450,000. There ...

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