Every time a piece of land exchanges hands in Ontario a land transfer tax is payable. If the house fails to appraise to the lender's satisfaction, that is at a value that doesn't excessively exceed the negotiated sale price, the mortgage could conceivably be declined, unless the buyer can raise their down payment, which is not always possible.
Research mortgage down payment options: If you have less than a 20% down payment, you're required to get extra insurance through the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Genworth Canada You can use your RRSP towards your down payment under the Home Buyers' Plan.
Several months later, when he files his income tax return for the year, Martin claims the $2,000 he paid in tuition fees, and receives a $1,000 tax credit, drawn from his Canada Training Credit balance, which builds up again as Martin continues to work.
Despite the progress made since Budget 2016—which introduced changes so that no student has to repay their Canada Student Loans until they are earning at least $25,000 per year—many Canadian students still struggle to save for their education or repay student loans.
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Most of the controversy comes from a so-called stress test” designed by former prime minister Stephen Harper's government to prevent Canadians Homes for Cash Ontario from going into irreparable debt, a test members of the Ontario Real Estate Association say is detrimental to first-time buyers.
For instance, if a child is purchasing a home with their parent, and the parent goes on title for 50% interest in the property, then the child as a qualified first-time homebuyer would eligible for an exemption of 50% of the land transfer tax, or $2,000.