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.
Apr 07 2020
Mar 16 2020
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.
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.
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.
Feb 03 2020
Your mortgage term is nearing its end and you've received a renewal offer from your existing mortgage provider. Do you simply sign that mortgage renewal and carry on? You certainly can; however, we suggest you get a second opinion to ensure that what you're being offered is a great option and, more important, a solution that fits your future needs and goals.
Jan 30 2020
More and more Canadians worry that they will continue working and never officially retire. According to data published for Canada 150 celebrations, about half of Canadians who are working past the age of 60 choose to do so - but the other half must continue to work to meet their essential expenses. And in the 2019 Sun Life Barometer survey, 47% of working Canadians of all ages believe they are at risk of outliving their retirement savings.
We usually associate zombies with Hallowe'en, but when it comes to old debts they could revive when you least expect it. More and more Canadians are facing record-high levels of debt, due in part to extremely low interest rates. If you've passed the point when budgeting will help you get your finances back on track, chances are zombie debt has caught up with you.