of newly-built homes in Ontario, with certain restrictions, may apply
for a rebate for part of their land transfer tax. The maximum rebate is
$2,000.00, which is roughly the amount payable on homes priced up to $240,000.00,
including GST. This special program does not apply to resale homes. For
more information, call 1-800-263-7965 or visit http://www.trd.fin.gov.on.ca/userfiles/HTML/cma_3_6951_1.html
Provides protection for Ontario's new home buyers.
Information about deposit protection and delayed closings. Also provides protection from defects in work and materials, major structural defects, and, in some cases, unauthorized substitutions.
The Greater Toronto Home Builders' Web Site is a great place to look for information on buying a new home. You can research a builder, find out about government programs and learn about mortgages.
This is the link to Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation. CMHC provides mortgage loan protection to Canadian's allowing Canadian's to finance the purchase of their homes. This site has valuable information on buying, mortgaging and renovating your home.
The Toronto Real Estate Board web site is a guide to working with realtors in Toronto. A realtor can provide you with invaluable information by using the Multiple Listing Service to list your home for sale or to assist you in searching for a new home.
Click on Benefits of Using Title Insurance to find out about title insurance and eight reasons why you should use title insurance.
This pamphlet entitled "working with a lawyer when you buy a new home" was written by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association to help people understand a lawyer's role in the real estate process.
Other links to real estate related resources throughout the world.