The Speculation and Vacancy Tax (SVT) was introduced by the B.C. government in 2018 as part of the plan to address affordable housing. Property owners must make a declaration by March 31, 2021 for their 2020 tax status.
These days that's the million dollar question – quite literally in Victoria and the Greater Vancouver areas. Buying a house, especially your first home, is a major decision. Auxilium Mortgage owner Kam Brar looks at some of the factors you should consider if you decide to buy property in 2021.
Oct 15 2020
Whether you call it your gig, side-hustle or passion project, the number of people in Canada who are self-employed is on the rise. When you're focused on building your business, home ownership can seem like a challenge. While it's true that qualifying for a mortgage when you're self-employed is different from a regular employee, our team is here to walk you through the options with mortgage lenders and insurers.
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has announced 3 major changes to the way that mortgage applications for insured & insurable files will be assessed. If you are planning to buy a home with less than 20% of the purchase price as a down payment, these qualifying rules will affect you.
May 22 2020
As BC moves into Phase 2 of the province's COVID-19 restart plan, the Auxilium Team is here to assist with solutions that work during these difficult times. The reality is that borrowing funds through your mortgage remains one of the lowest-cost options available to homeowners.
Apr 07 2020
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.
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.