Ontario Land Transfer Tax

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Ontario Land Transfer Tax

Ontario Land Transfer TaxOntario Land Transfer Tax is charged to the homebuyer and applies whenever a land or an interest in land in Ontario is purchased,

The applicant buyer pays the Ontario’s land transfer tax at the time of purchase, the term “land” includes any buildings, buildings to be constructed, and fixtures (such as light fixtures, built-in appliances, and cabinetry).

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.

In some cases, land transfer tax is based on the fair market value of the land, for example, where:

  • The transfer of a lease with a remaining term that can exceed 50 years
  • The transfer of land is from a corporation to one of its shareholders, or
  • The transfer of land is to a corporation if shares of the corporation are issued.

Current Ontario Land Transfer Tax rates as of January 1, 2017

Current Ontario Land Transfertax RateFirst-time homebuyers rebate

Up to December 31, 2016, first-time homebuyers qualify for up to 2,000 land transfer tax rebate.

Ontario Land Transfer Tax rates as of January 1, 2017

Ontario Land Transfer Tax Rate

From January 1st, 2017 onwards, the new Ontario Land Transfer Tax for first-time home-buyers will be exempted on the first 368,000 of a land purchase price and first-time home-buyers will also be eligible for up to a 4,000 tax rebate on the non-exempted amount.

Also from January 1st, 2017 the new Ontario Land Transfer Tax rate increases on properties which purchase price exceeds 2 Million, the increase is to 2.5% from a 2%.

An appraisal of the properties before the purchase is most likely going to be ordered.

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2016/2017 CHMC housing market outlook for the GTA

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2016/2017 CHMC housing market outlook for the GTA

CHMC GTA Housing Outlook Fall 20A short and easy to read summary of the CHMC study on the 2016/2017 CHMC housing market outlook can be found on this page and a link to the entire downloadable report can be found at the bottom of this post.

At any time, if you wish, you can request a one on one meeting or conversation to learn details of this educational study by phone or text dialing 416-262-7139

Mortgage rates may stay steady for the next 1 or 2 years
  • Home buying affordability may decrease
  • Toronto is the most expensive city
  • Supply will keep the resale market balanced
  • 30,000 condos in GTA
  • 2017 prices will go up 2%
  • Price growth to slow
  • Pace of construction to ease
  • Condos to dominate construction increase
  • Low inventory has led to higher prices
  • Low-rise sales trending higher
  • Unemployment and earnings growth is low
  • Bank of Canada lowers target rate
  • Price growth outpacing income growth
  • Price growth reflects sales of expensive homes
  • More transactions are in the expensive house market
  • Condo inventory above historical level
  • Growing long-term investor activity
  • Most condo inventories are bought to rent
  • Condo investors are there for a long run
  • Slower price appreciation for new condos

CHMC High Rise Starts OutLook Fall 2015

This study may be very useful for all those who are engaged in one way or another in the

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housing market in the Greater Toronto Area; Whether you are seeking to purchase a home or condo in the coming 2 years or you already own a real estate property, this insight may help you to take a wise decision.

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Non owner occupied rental mortgage

Non Owner Occupied Rental

The non owner occupied rental mortgage loans help you qualify by adding the monthly rental income to your current income. As a result you are able to purchase or refinance a rented property and let the property pay for itself with the rent

Scenario: You currently have a steady job or business, a decent credit score, some savings but no time to start another business or job, and you would like to earn residual income from a real estate property.

The non-owner occupied rental mortgage is designed for those who would like to become real estate investors.

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Mortgage

MortgageMortgage is a registered agreement in a land titles office where security interest in a specific real property is held by a lender as a security for debt repayment by the borrower, a debt pledge

Each mortgage is a claim against the property; should the property be sold or foreclosed each claim is satisfied in order

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MortgageSecond MortgageRefinance
Reverse mortgageHome Equity Line of CreditCommercial Mortgage

First mortgage: is the first loan registered in the title against the property

Second Mortgage: Is the loan that is registered second in time in the title against the property, is normally used to trade high credit card debts that carry high-interest rates for a low mortgage rate that eventually will reduce the cost of borrowing making it easier to eliminate that debt

A Mortgage can be conventional or high ratio
Conventional mortgage: Usually when a borrower contributes a 20+% of the value of the property
High ratio mortgage: Usually when a borrower contributes less than a 20% of the value of the property

A Mortgage can be open or closed:
Open: Allows the borrower to repay all or part of the principal at any time without penalties
Closed: Does not allow any prepayments or early repayments of the mortgage

There are different types of mortgage loans because they try to satisfy different needs according to the borrower’s lifestyles and affordability.

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