New Video! NDP Makes Buying New Homes More Affordable for Today’s Families

September 13, 2013

(Hammonds Plains, N.S.) Today Premier Darrell Dexter announced a rebate to make buying a new home more affordable for families and help support thousands of good construction jobs.

“By helping more families buy a new home the NDP is helping build stronger communities and supporting thousands of skilled workers who construct new homes,”said Dexter. “A family will get back a maximum of $6500 on the purchase of a new home and an additional $500 if it meets energy efficiency standards that will provide even more long term savings for families.”

The NDP will provide a 50% rebate on the provincial portion of the HST (5%) up to a maximum of $6500. Homeowners can choose to use this money to purchase things like new furniture or landscaping their new property.

This program also provides an additional $500 rebate if the new home has an energuide rating of 83 or higher.

“Greener, more energy efficient homes are the way of the future. Upgrades made during new construction can save families significant money in the long term,” said the NDP leader.

The NDP will commit $10 million to support the thousands of good construction jobs and help families buy new homes in Nova Scotia. The previous NDP new home construction rebate program spurred the construction and sale of 1500 new homes.

“This program will encourage contractors to start building more new homes; which will help us keep good, skilled tradespeople working and staying in the province,” said homebuilder Evan Collins of Skymark Homes.

New homes with footings poured from October 9, 2013 onward will be eligible for the rebate.

“This election is about building a better future for today’s families. By supporting good jobs and giving families the opportunity to afford a new home the NDP is helping more people live, work and put down roots in Nova Scotia,” said Dexter.

The NDP will: deliver better health care where and when people need it, fight for good jobs and stronger communities, keep the HST off home energy and take it off more family essentials, give our kids a better start, stand up for seniors, build the Maritime Link and keep the budget balanced to protect services for families.