Tuesday, January 22, 2013

When it's Over, ..... It's Over

Do You Know a First Time Home Buyer?

The Provincial Government will send you a TAX FREE cheque for 10,000 dollars if you buy a qualifying condo by March 31, 2013 and you are a first time home buyer.
To get the cheque for 10,000:
*You must be a first time home buyer
*You must have an income below 150,000 (for higher incomes you can get a partial bonus)
*The home must be new (the bonus is 5% of the purchase price of the home to a maximum $10,000 bonus.
*The sale must be complete by March 31, 2013.

For all the details visit http://www.tinyurl.com/10000bonus


Zero PTT - Property Transfer Tax. (PTT) This tax is zero for first-time buyers of the properties with a price below $425,000 (pre-tax). If two people are buying equally and only one is a first-time buyer, then you pay half the tax.

Using RRSPS - Any first-time buyer or people who haven't owned property in the past 4 years can borrow up to $25,000 tax free from their RRSP.

750 Tax Credit - First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC). This is a tax credit (cash!) of $750 for both first-time buyers and buyers who have not owned property in the past 4 years.

For all the government tax credits go here: 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Government Rebate Reminder

Purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR® Washing Machine between October 1, 2012 and June 30th, 2013 and you’ll Receive a $75 rebate.


As of January 1, 2011 only the top energy efficient models available in the market are eligible to use the ENERGY STAR symbol. These models:
  • use less energy while delivering optimum cleaning performance
  • use 35 to 50 per cent less water
  • extract more water from clothes during the spin cycle reducing time in the dryer, thereby saving money on energy bills
  • have no agitator, which may reduce wear and tear on your clothes

What washing machines qualify?

Only select Tier 3 ENERGY STAR washing machines qualify for the rebate. This rating is only given to the most efficient washing machines available today.

How to apply for the rebate

Step 1. Purchase a qualifying model.

Step 2. Within 90 days of your purchase, choose one of two application form options.
With both options, you'll need to print the form, sign it and mail it in. The web form version saves time and is designed to speed up delivery of the rebate.
Web form application: Complete BC Hydro’s Appliance Rebate Program application form online, submit and then print.
PDF application: Download, print and complete the appropriate application form. If you made your purchase between: