Is Simply Having A Will Enough Anymore (Part 2)?

  • January 14, 2020
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WHAT IS THE WILLS VARIATION ACT? In a nutshell, the British Columbia Wills Variation Act is the statute which permits a surviving spouse or children to contest a will on the basis that it does not make adequate provision for the claimant. The class of eligible claimants includes the surviving spouse, common-law spouse, same-sex spouse and both the natural and...

How to Trade for Almost Everything!

  • January 10, 2019
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Interview with BarterPay Vancouver Island By Anne Marie Moro —Chris Bowes Why pay in cash when you can pay in kind? For some businesses, bartering can be a useful way to pay for operational expenses. If they have downtime in a services-based business or excess inventory in the warehouse, barter can be used to convert them into extra revenue in exchange for other services ranging from marketing...

Your Home is An Investment

  • December 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar Ron and Candace’s family of four was rapidly outgrowing their home. They were trying to decide between another renovation on their existing property or an upgrading to a newer, larger home. A friend referred them to Auxilium to find out what they could afford. Considering...

You're in the Driver's Seat When it Comes to Mortgages

  • November 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar You’ve worked hard to save a down payment. You’ve got your dream home in mind. But how do you get from that moment of being ready to actually owning your first home? That was the situation our client, Tom, found himself in. Tom had saved...

Owning a Home is a Partnership

  • October 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar What happens when you separate from your partner, but you remain on good terms with each other? For Cecelia and Howard, the answer was building a solid investment in real estate together. When they first approached the Auxilium Team, Cecelia and Howard owned two houses together, each with a rental suite; she...

An Unexpected Journey to Home Ownership

  • September 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar Sometimes the journey to your perfect home takes more twists and turns than you expected. This was the case for Sharon and Susanne, who worked with the Auxilium Team for over two years to purchase the property they now call home. Susanne originally approached us...

Rural Retreat to Call Home

  • August 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar Victoria is a wonderfully vibrant city, but aren’t there times when you just want to get away from it all? That’s how Julia and Cole felt. They are both young professionals who were looking for a place to call home that would allow them to...

Your Home Deserves a Dream Team

  • July 1, 2018
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How many times have you heard of friends who had to move out of their rental housing because the owner decided to sell the property? It happens a lot. Such was the case when Dan and his wife, Bonnie, unexpectedly, found out that the house they were renting was up for sale. In their case, they saw it as a...

Is Simply Having A Will Enough Anymore?

  • June 1, 2018
  • GoWestShore
As a trusted Certified Financial Planner & Elder Planning Counselor, I help Seniors navigate the options for constructing estate plans that maximum benefits and minimize complications!In some cases, having a will may not be enough. We are all aware that family dynamics are becoming increasingly diverse, and when it comes to planning your legacy, things are rarely as simple as...

Make Your Assets Work For You

  • June 1, 2018
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[vc_custom_heading text="“I’ve helped many clients achieve goals that they thought were impossible.”" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%239480a8"] —Kam Brar When there is more month left than pay cheque you have three choices: Make more money Cut costs Restructure your debts Let’s face it—it’s kind of hard to walk into your boss’s office and ask for a 50% increase in your salary, just because you...
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