First-time home buyers to get $4,000 land transfer tax rebate

Nov 14th announcement in The Star

Finance minister Charles Sousa is giving first-time home buyers a $4,000 land transfer tax rebate.

Sousa used Monday’s fall economic statement to announce the tax break for eligible purchasers is being doubled from $2,000.

“Purchasing your very first home is one of the most exciting decisions in a young person’s life, but many are worried about how they will be able to afford their first condo or house,” the treasurer told the Legislature.

The change, which takes effect on Jan. 1, means first-time buyers will not pay land transfer tax on the first $386,000 of the cost of their homes.

“For many this will mean no land transfer tax on the purchase for their first home,” said Sousa.

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Shelter Foundation Top Donor


Once again, Timothy is recognized for being in the TOP 10% of Agents who dedicates a portion of his income to The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated to exclusively funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs across Canada.”

We’ve Moved!

Royal LepageThe Royal LePage Lakeport office has closed and I have relocated to the office at 33 Maywood Dr.(South Service Rd. between Lake and Ontario Sts.)  My new office number is 905-688-4561.

Ever left your house or office and forgot something such as a photocopy, fax, phone call, etc.?  I would like to let everyone know that my office is your office. If you are out and about and need any services that my office might provide, just mention that you’re a client of mine.  Stop in or talk to one of the friendly staff and they will be happy to assist you.

Timothy in the News

“Thanks for sponsoring my team Mr. Salisbury, I just luv my new jersey!!
Hopefully this ad will get you a referral so you can do it again next year!”

Luca Namestnik


Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918. World War I was a massive conflict played out over the whole globe, but particularly in Europe, where troops from Canada supported the Allied forces.

World War I resulted in the loss of huge numbers of lives amongst both civilians and military personnel. Many more people were badly injured. The war left great emotional scars in the servicemen, who had experienced it, and in the communities, whose sons, brothers, fathers, uncles and even grandfathers had died. Remembrance Day commemorates those who died in armed conflicts, particularly in and since World War I.

In Canada, November 11 is officially called Remembrance Day, but it is also known as Armistice Day and Poppy Day.

Remembrance Day is symbolized by the artificial poppies that people wear and place at war memorials. The poppies may be worn or placed singly or as wreaths. The use of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance comes from a poem written by John McCrae, a Canadian doctor serving in the military. The poem is called “In Flanders Fields” and describes the poppies growing in the Flemish graveyards where soldiers were buried.

Poppies grow well in soil that has been disturbed. They also grew in large numbers on battle fields. The red color of their petals reminded people of the blood lost by victims of and casualties in the conflict.

Other symbols of Remembrance Day are the war memorials, which are often near the geographical center of communities. These commemorate members of the community, who have died in military action. A particularly well-known memorial is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, Ontario. The military parades held on November 11 are also symbolic of Remembrance Day.

If you would like to gain more insight into what Remembrance Day in Canada means, check out Veteran Affairs Canada which will provide you with information on why we should remember, who and what we should remember, and how we should remember.

Although Remembrance Day in Canada concentrates on honouring those who fought in the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean War, we should also take the time to pay our respects to the Canadians who are currently in Afghanistan and those who have lost their lives in other wars.

Congratulations Timothy!

Congratulations to Timothy for receiving recognition from the Executive Director of the Royal LePage Foundation for being part of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s TOP 10% DONORS!  These donors are an extraordinary group of champions who are helping to provide a safe haven for abused women and their children across Canada.  Through generous donors like Timothy, across the country, the Shelter raised $2.08 million, which allowed the Shelter to help more women and children than ever before rebuild their lives after violence. The Shelter expressed extreme gratefulness to Timothy for all he does on behalf of the Shelter Foundation and for being such an important part of the movement to end family violence in Canada.  What a proud moment!

To read the ‘Stories of Hope’ and the difference the Shelter Foundation has made in women’s lives, read here.


Royal LePage Winter Newsletter – 2013

Royal LePage Winter-2013-Newsletter