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 Village of Ashcroft has a computer available for homeowners who do not have access to one and need to apply for their homeowner grant. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

All homeowner grants now have to be applied for online

Local governments no longer administer homeowner grant applications

 

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