BC Mortgage Calculator

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Our mortgage calculator contains BC current mortgage rates, so you can determine your monthly payments. Our calculator also includes mortgage default insurance (CMHC insurance), land transfer tax and property taxes.

Asking Price

Enter the price of the home you're interested in and press GO.
Down payment Down payment The amount of money you pay up front to obtain a mortgage. The minimum down payment in Canada is 5%. For down payments of less than 20%, home buyers are required to purchase mortgage default insurance, commonly referred to as CMHC insurance.
Mortgage insurance Mortgage insurance Mortgage default insurance, commonly referred to as CMHC insurance, protects the lender in the case the borrower defaults on the mortgage. Mortgage default insurance is required on all mortgages with down payments of less than 20%, which are known as high ratio mortgages. Mortgage default insurance is calculated as a percentage applied to your mortgage amount. plus
Total Mortgage Required equals $- $- $- $-
Amortization period Amortization period The length of time it will take a homeowner to pay off his/her mortgage. In Canada, the maximum amortization period is 25 years. Longer amortization periods allow homeowners to make smaller monthly payments, but equate to more interest paid over the life of the mortgage.  
Choose an amortization period.
Mortgage rate Mortgage rate The rate of interest you will pay on the outstanding balance of your mortgage. This is determined by the mortgage type and mortgage provider. To see how rates vary by type and provider, click on "Select Rate" link on the right.  
Choose a mortgage rate to calculate the corresponding payment.
Mortgage type Mortgage type The mortgage type includes the term of the mortgage, between 1-10 years, and the rate type, variable or fixed. The mortgage term is the length of time you commit to the terms, conditions and mortgage rate with a specific lender. The mortgage rate type can be fixed for the duration of the term or variable, fluctuating with the prime rate. Fixed rates are most popular in Canada and represent 66% of all mortgages, according to the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP).          

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Mortgage payment The monthly mortgage payment is calculated based on the inputs you provided: the mortgage amount, rate type (fixed or variable), term, amortization period, and payment frequency. A general affordability rule, as outlined by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, is that your monthly housing costs should not exceed 32% of your gross household monthly income.  
Land Transfer Tax: $-
If necessary, update your profile to calculate land transfer tax.
Provincial: Provincial Land transfer tax (LTT), typically calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home, is required when purchasing a home in Canada. All provinces have a LTT, and the amount varies in each province. plus
Municipal: Municipal Some municipalities, like Toronto, levy an additional LTT, which is similarly calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home. plus
Rebate: Rebate If you are a first-time home buyer in British Columbia or Ontario, you will be eligible for LTT rebates, equal to the value of the LTT up to a maximum amount set by the province. minus
Explore the drop-downs to better understand your mortgage choice.

Cash Needed
How much extra cash will I need when my house closes?

When you purchase a house, there are a number of costs you'll need to put cash aside for in addition to your down payment. These costs depend on a number of factors including things like what kind of home you are buying (i.e. house vs. condo) and where the home is located.

Our tool will help you calculate these costs, so you know how much you'll need to save.

Required Cash Expenditures

  • Down payment $-
  • PST on mortgage insurance $-
  • Land Transfer Tax $-
  • Lawyer fees $-
  • Title insurance $-
  • Estoppel certificate fee $-
  • Total Cash Required $-

Other Cash Considerations

  • Home inspection fees $300 - $500
  • Appraisal fees $300

Monthly Expenses
Can I afford my monthly expenses & mortgage payments?


  • Mortgage payment $-
  • Property Tax
  • Monthly debt payments
  • Utilities
  • Condo Fees
  • Property insurance
  • Phone
  • Cable
  • Internet
  • Total $-

Interest Rate Risk
What would my payment be at higher interest rates?

When determining the size of home you can afford, it's important to look at the long term horizon. The mortgage rate you pay today could be substantially different from the mortgage rates available when the time comes to renew your mortgage.

The calculation below shows how much of your mortgage principal will be left at the end of the term.

Mortgage Amount

  • Mortgage amount today $-
  • Less: Principal paid off over term $-
  • Mortgage remaining at end of term: $-

Using this amount, below we calculate the corresponding mortgage payments at a variety of interest rates:

Interest Rate Payment
Selected Scenario
Selected Rate $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (2000 - 2010) 3.89% $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (1990 - 2000) 7.23% $-
Average 5-year Fixed Rates (1980 - 1990) 11.92% $-

Below is a graph that displays the approximate values of competitive 5-year fixed mortgage rates since 2006.

5-year Fixed Mortgage Rates

Amortization Schedule
What do my payments look like over time?

Year Total Paid Principal Paid Interest Paid Balance

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British Columbia mortgage calculator

There are many different regulations, taxes, and fees to account for when calculating your mortgage amounts and monthly payments. While some of these variables are the same across Canada, others can vary in different provinces and territories.

Regulations, taxes and fees consistent across Canada

The Ministry of Finance sets many of the mortgage lending rules in Canada. These include the minimum down payment, the maximum amortization period, and the rules for mortgage default insurance or CMHC insurance. These regulations are included in the British Columbia mortgage calculator and are listed below:

  • A minimum down payment of 5% is required for homes under $1,000,000 and 20% otherwise.
  • The maximum amortization period is 25 years for down payments under 20% and 35 years otherwise
  • Mortgage default insurance or CMHC insurance must be purchased for down payments between 5% and less than 20%. Visit RateHub’s CMHC insurance page for more details.

Regulations, taxes and fees specific to British Columbia

Many mortgage taxes and fees are set at the provincial level. In British Columbia, home buyers must obtain British Columbia’s mortgage rates and cover BC’s land transfer tax. There is also a land transfer tax rebate available to first-time home buyers in BC.

Mortgage rates in British Columbia

Some mortgage brokers and lenders charge different rates in different provinces. Ratehub.ca has a comprehensive list of the best mortgage rates in British Columbia to ensure you get the best rates for your area. These mortgage rates can also be found in the British Columbia payment calculator above

Land transfer tax (LTT) in British Columbia

The land transfer tax in British Columbia is calculated as a percentage of the house’s value, estimated using its purchase price. The LTT’s marginal tax rate varies from 1.0% to 2.0% of the property’s value depending on its purchase price. See RateHub’s British Columbia land transfer tax page for more information on tax rates and calculations.

Land transfer tax rebate in British Columbia

First-time home buyers in British Columbia are eligible for a full land transfer tax refund on homes $425,000 or less. For homes purchased for $426,000 - $450,000, a partial refund is available. For more information on home buyer eligibility and property eligibility, visit our British Columbia land transfer tax rebate page .