Carl Phin & Kim McLeod

There are a few times in life when we connect with a person and develop a strong bond of friendship, trust, and admiration for one another. These lifelong besties may enter your life in high school, or become your college roommate, work colleagues, or as your future spouse.

Some people may come and go in your life, but one special person will always be there for you; to stand beside you, and guide you, comfort you and console you. This amazingly special person is: YOUR REALTOR.

Realtors make your dreams happen, and will travel the ends of the county, working tirelessly for YOU.

Realtors go above and beyond to protect your best interests and get you what you want and deserve. When you are buying or selling a home you are vulnerable, emotional, and some of your worst traits rear their ugly heads, but your Realtor will love you anyway.

Here are 7 reasons why your Realtor is the best friend you never knew you had:

1. They know what we can truly afford (even when we don’t).

Your Realtor...

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Did you buy your first home. 

You could be entitled to a $5000 tax credit! 


The costs associated with purchasing a home, such as legal fees, disbursements and land transfer taxes, can be a particular burden for first-time homebuyers who must pay these costs, as well as save money for a down payment.


If you've taken a leap into the real estate market, you may be able to claim up to $5,000 on your taxes.



The First-Time Homebuyer Credit is a non-refundable tax credit that reduces the amount of taxes you owe.

 

 If you buy a property with friends, your spouse or anyone else, you can all potentially claim the credit as long as everyone qualifies — but the total claim amount can't exceed $5,000 for one property.

 

To assist first-time homebuyers with the costs associated with the purchase of a home, the Government of Canada introduced a FTHB Tax Credit in 2009 — a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit amount on a qualifying home acquired after January...

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