Should I Defer My Mortgage Payments?

Difficulties in making mortgage payments can come up at any time as a result of a family income reduction, unexpected expense, or job loss. Mortgage deferrals have been launched into the spotlight as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but unfortunately there's no single answer or solution for everyone. It's important to understand whether deferring your mortgage payments is the right option for you – and what the consequences may be.

What Landlords in BC Need to Know During the COVID-19 Emergency

As part of the State of Emergency in BC declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the provincial government brought into effect a Residential Tenancy Order on March 30, 2020. This order details changes that apply to landlords and tenants with respect to rent, evictions, and access to the rental property. We've compiled what you need to know as a landlord about these changes.

COVID-19 and Your Mortgage in Canada

Everything You Need to Know

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving very quickly, resulting in rapid changes to the financial situation and economic outlook for many people. As always, the Auxilium Team is dedicated to staying on top of news related to the mortgage industry to provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decision for your situation. We will update this post as new announcements are made.

7 of Canada's 10 Least Affordable Cities to Live are in BC

In a continuing trend, British Columbia is still the least affordable region in Canada to live, led by Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver is also the second least affordable city among major international housing markets, trailing only Hong Kong.

What Renovations Can I Make With A Purchase Plus Improvements Mortgage?

You know the good news: if you've found your "almost" dream home, there's a financing solution to make it just right for you. But what does almost cover? Let's take a look at what renovations are eligible for a purchase plus improvements mortgage.

Canada's Mortgage Qualifying Stress Test Set To Change For Spring 2020

Just in time for the Spring 2020 real estate market, Canada's finance minister has announced changes to the stress test used to qualify insured and insurable mortgages. The government originally introduced a minimum qualifying rate in 2016 to ensure that home buyers would be able to afford their homes even if interest rates rise, incomes change, or families are faced with unforeseen expenses.

Top 5 Tips to Survive Your Home Renovation

Your home renovation is the key to your dream home. Unfortunately, the road to that dream has a construction zone, and you'll need to find a way through it. Living through a renovation can be relatively easy if you have the option to live away from your home for an extended period of time, but that's not possible for most people. If you're going to be living in the middle of your reno, here are our top 5 tips for survival: