Homeowners

Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen with the North Shore mountains in the distance in Vancouver on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Those who own a home in British Columbia valued at just under $2 million will still be eligible for the annual homeowner grant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Homeowners grant threshold leaps to $1.9 million in B.C. as property values increase

New cap will ensure 92 per cent of residential properties are covered

 

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., on June 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Parents are gifting increasingly large sums of money for kids’ down payments: CIBC

Average gift for first time homebuyers rose to $82,000 in 2020

 

The average Greater Victoria homeowner holds close to $500,000 in mortgage debt, according to credit education company Borrowell. (Black Press Media file photo)

Average Greater Victoria homeowner holds $500,000 in debt

Greater Victorians exceed national debt average

 

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Ottawa to change stress test rate for insured mortgages next month

Qualifying rate will be borrower’s contract rate or weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate

Homes are pictured in Vancouver on April 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells presents Marla Ayre and her children Hunter, and Marissa, with the keys to their new home - the first of 10 units at the Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Lake Trail Road project. The Ayres were one of two families presented with keys to their new homes Friday. Photo by Terry Farrell

Information session upcoming in Courtenay for potential Habitat for Humanity homeowners

One year ago, Kiley and her husband attended a homeownership information session…

  • Jan 27, 2020
Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells presents Marla Ayre and her children Hunter, and Marissa, with the keys to their new home - the first of 10 units at the Habitat For Humanity Vancouver Island North’s Lake Trail Road project. The Ayres were one of two families presented with keys to their new homes Friday. Photo by Terry Farrell