Grants & Rebates Part II


Over the next couple of blogs, we'll be providing a list of grants and rebates for property buyers and owners to make the purchasing process a little more affordable. The first five grants were listed out in the previous blog, which can be found here: Grants & Rebates Part I. Follow along to see how you can keep your wallet feeling a little fuller!

(6) BC Property Tax Deferment Programs
Once you receive your property tax notice, you may be able to apply for a low interest loan to pay your current year property taxes on your principal residence given you satisfy the requirements.

There are three different property tax deferment programs available: [1] Property Tax Deferment Program for Seniors [2] Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program [3] Property Tax Deferment Program for Families with Children. See if you qualify by clicking the link below.

Additional Information: Property Tax Deferment

(7) Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)
Sponsored by both the provincial and federal governments, this program provides eligible low-income seniors and disabled homeowners up to $20,000 to finance home modifications to make them accessible and safer.

Additional Information: HAFI Program

(8) CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium Refund
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research. This refund provides home buyers with CMHC mortgage insurance, a 10% premium refund and possible extended amortization without surcharge when buyers purchase an energy efficient home or make energy saving renovations.

Additional Information: CMHC Refund

(9) RBC Energy Saver Mortgage
Being mindful of the environment by being energy efficient has its perks! The RBC Energy Saver Mortgage is a unique financing solution that offers a $300 rebate on a home energy audit to help you make improvements to your home's energy efficiency. Go green and save some green!

Additional Information: RBC Energy Saver Mortgage

(10) Low Interest Renovation Loans
Another advantage of going green involves Vancity's Bright Ideas personal loan offer. This loan offers home owners up to $20,000 at prime + 1% for up to 10 years for 'green' renovations to make your home more energy efficient. RBC follows suit with their RBC Energy Saver loan. This loan offers home owners 1% off the interest rate for a fixed rate installment loan over $5,000 or a $100 rebate 

Additional Information: Vancity's Bright Ideas & RBC's Energy Saver Loan

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