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Ontario First-Time Home Buyers

Ontario First Time Home Buyer Freebies

  • First time home buyer Tax Credit

    Get $750 dollars back on your personal tax return.

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  • Land transfer tax rebates

    Save up to $2,000 at
    time of closing.

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  • RRSP Home buyers Plan

    Access up to $25,000 from
    your RRSP tax-free.

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Ontario Rates

We shop the most competitive brokers, lenders and banks in Canada to bring you today's lowest interest rates, free of charge! Our Canadian comparison charts list current rates, and are updated on a daily basis.

Term Lowest Fixed Rate Lowest Variable Rate
1-Year 2.49%
3-Year 2.55% 2.89%
5-Year 2.49% 2.49%
10-Year 2.99%
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Land transfer tax is charged on the purchase price of a home in Ontario at the rates listed below. First-time homebuyers purchasing a home under $227,500 will receive a full refund of their tax. For homes over $227,500, the maximum rebate of $2,000 will be refunded. Land transfer tax is one closing cost in Ontario that you need to pay when purchasing a home. Other closing costs include fees for an Ontario home inspector and Ontario real estate lawyer.

Purchase Price of Home Marginal Tax Rate
First $55,000 0.5%
On $55,001 to $250,000 1.0%
On $250,001 to $400,000 1.5%
Over $400,000 2.0%

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Mortgage default insurance or CMHC insurance is required in Canada for down payments of less than 20%.


Down payment (% of home)
5%-9.99% 10%-14.99% 15-19.99% 20% or higher
CMHC insurance premium 2.75% 2.00% 1.75% 0.00%

Additional criteria as of July 9th, 2012:

  • The maximum amortization available on an insured mortgage (less than 20% down) is 25 years.
  • Homes sold for more than $1,000,000 do not qualify for CMHC insurance and, therefore, require a down payment of at least 20%.

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Ontario First-Time Home Buyer Education Centre

 

For more information on calculating CMHC insurance, land transfer tax and closing costs in Ontario, and for more information on basic mortgage terms such as ammortization and down payment, please visit our First Time Home Buyer Education Centre. If you are already close to buying a home go to MyClosingCosts.ca to find Ontario home inspectors and Ontario real estate lawyers.

 

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