Ottawa raised the Home Buyers’ Plan limit to $35,000 — here’s how to take advantage of it

For years, the Home Buyers’ Plan was the only game in town for the many Canadians who dreamed of saving enough money for a down payment towards a first home or condo. The HBP allows first-time home buyers to withdraw funds from an RRSP to purchase or build a home without having to pay tax […]

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Not happy with your property assessment? Here’s how to appeal it

For strata units, virtually every municipality saw overall property values higher than a year ago, including Vancouver and West Vancouver, which saw the most modest total-value increases in the Lower Mainland, both up six per cent overall.   Property assessment notices, which will be filling mailboxes around the province starting this week, are a good […]

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