Government Savings for Vancouver Home Owners

Vancouver home ownersWith the economy still in recession Stephen Harper’s 2009 Budget gives Vancouverites a positive reason to invest in their homes.

Starting January 28, 2009 for 1 year the government is offering tax credits to homeowners of 15 per cent on all spending over $1 000 to a maximum of $10 000, giving homeowners a maximum tax credit of $1 350.

“We have not only been pummeled by the snow. Throw in the suffering economy and you get job losses and a decline in building projects throughout the construction industry in the lower mainland,” says Doug Kerr, president of Absolute Roof Solutions. “ This has made it tough on homeowners to do the up-grades and repairs that they need.”

Now with the new budget out and the industry slowdown it is a prime opportunity for the homeowner to take advantage of the tax credit offers. The government is also offering up to $12 325 in rebates for home energy improvements. Additionally, in your favour the projects will take less time with trades more available. According to the budget report the offer lasts one year.

“This is a great time for those homeowners looking to do necessary up-grades to their homes,” says Kerr. “ The basic Vancouver roof will cost about $5 000 with this tax credit you will save yourself $600.”

Absolute Roof Solutions celebrated its 10th year as one of Vancouver’s and surrounding areas’ leading roofing contractor and published the “Roofer Madness Booklet” for homeowners.

vancouver-rooferAs a renovator Doug did many rot repairs which gave him a good understanding of where and why buildings leak, and how to prevent it. He realized the need for a different approach to roofing; one that educated the customer enough to make good decisions. With better trained installers and a quality inspection process Absolute Roof Solutions was born…” Read more.

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