Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have all the best information and resources at hand.
One of our specialties is representing the best interests of Collingwood area buyers throughout the home buying process. Our comprehensive, high-quality services can save you time and money, as well as make the experience more enjoyable and less stressful.
If you’re like most people, buying a home is the biggest investment you will ever make. So whether you’re buying a starter home, your dream home or an investment property, why not take advantage of our experience as local market experts for Collingwood to make the most informed decisions you can, every step of the way?
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Ontario Land Transfer Tax
Want to learn more about Ontario Land Transfer Tax? Visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance Website
Who pays land transfer tax?
When you acquire a property or land, you pay land transfer tax to the province when the transaction closes. Land transfer tax is normally based on the amount paid for the land, in addition to the amount remaining on any mortgage or debt assumed as part of the arrangement to buy the land.
First Time Home Buyers
If you are a first-time homebuyer, you may be eligible for a refund of all or part of the land transfer tax.
Read: Land transfer tax refund for first-time homebuyers
HST Housing rebates
Generally speaking, sales of new homes are subject to HST; however, you may qualify for a rebate for some of the tax you paid if you meet certain requirements.
Learn more about the GST/HST housing rebates that may be available to you.
Now for Resale Homes, generally speaking they are not subject to HST, but may under certain circumstances it could be. To be safe, it is always best to double check with a professional.
Before the sale closes, you’re required to pay to register your property’s title under your name. This may be called a “land transfer tax,” a “deed registration fee,” a “tariff” or a “property purchases tax.”
The cost is a percentage of the home’s purchase price; for example, if your land transfer tax is 1.5% and your home cost $300,000, you’ll pay $4,500.