In my previous post we looked at the age old question that many “on the fence” buyers have been asking…well….ever since I’ve been in the business.
Should I Buy Now, Or Buy Later?
I came across this article published in the Globe and Mail which I thought did a great job of explaining the phenomenon of people rushing out to buy a house to take advantage of lower rates.
It just so happens that many people did this in August.
Rates – when compared to historical levels- are still low and there are some people that estimate that they could still go lower yet.
Rushing out to buy and ending up overpaying for a house, just to get a lower rate happens more often than people admit.
Here’s a link to the article. Please feel free to leave your comments below, would love to hear from you.
Bank of Canada Rate Announcement
Bank of Canada Announcement and Banks Announcing Mortgage Rate Drops is merely coincidence. Mortgage Rate Drops, independent of the bank of canada announcement, are expected in the near future due to spring market price wars. You have most certainly by now heard that about the Bank of Canada’s Announcement a couple of Wednesdays ago regarding their overnight lending rate drop.
Less Money Down Means Lower Rate?
Loan Mortgage Down Payment, Canada – I’d like to address something that has come up in my conversations with other experts in the industry, that being the topic of interest rates and their relationship with down payment. Although, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, what is happening is a lower down payment on a home…
Pre-Payment Penalty – Lenders Are Taking Action
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Mortgage Rule Changes
These are significant changes to Canada’s lending landscape and I’ll weigh in on the potential outcomes and implications throughout the day on my blog. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, I’m just a phone call away…
Be wary of banks that offer you an extremely low initial rate with a significant increase a year later. For a first time home buyer in Canada, the complexities of mortgages can be very overwhelming, and it can be easy to get locked into a mortgage without getting the best rate possible.
One of These Three Things Have to Go Wrong For Lower Rates
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Canada Mortgage Rates- a Handy Guide to cibc mortgage rates
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Is This The End Of 5% down payment?
CMHC is the government body that insures mortgages. To put it in the simplest of terms, when CMHC insures a mortgage, it means the bank essentially does not have any risk when it issues the loan. Of course there’s some risk carried by the bank but the Government…
Mortgage Penalties In the Media Again
A self-employed, single mother of a 12 year old boy, also taking care of her elderly mother, made CBC headlines for having to pay a $30,000 early termination penalty on her mortgage, when she was forced to sell her house in April, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daily Corona Virus Mortgage Updates
Canada’s lowest nationally available conventional variable rate is just nine basis points cheaper than a comparable 5-year fixed rate. That minuscule “fixed-variable” spread is now 80% narrower than its 10-year average. The market is no longer compensating new borrowers for the risk of a floating-rate mortgage.