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Kitec Plumbing - What You Need to Know

Monday May 15th, 2017

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What is Kitec? Kitec plumbing is a type of pipe that's vulnerable to premature failure which may damage a home and result in costly repairs. It was commonly used in homes built between 1995 and 2007, and otherwise for general plumbing repairs or renovations. The Kitec system was sold under a number of different brand names and in a variety of colours. In 2005, it was recalled because the pipes and fittings were found to have a tendency to corrode quickly and can fail entirely, which can... [read more]

New Tax Rules For Home Sellers 2016-2017

Tuesday Apr 4th, 2017

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If you sold your home any time from January 1, 2016 or after, you now have to declare it on your income tax return.  If your home was a primary residence, you are still exempt from capital gains taxes. Failing to report the sale could cost you up to $8,000 in penalties. This new rule is meant to reduce tax evasion and to close a loophole exploited by real estate speculators. Without a requirement to disclose the sale of a primary residence, house flippers bought and sold properties... [read more]

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