Changing Rates

Changing Rates

The global instability due to the war in Ukraine has finely started to effect mortgage rates. There have been a lot of changes in the past month and they are now starting to hit the financial markets. Bond yields which effect fixed mortgage rates have steadily started to rise since the start of the month and as a result have increased the fixed 5 year mortgage rate by 55 basis points since the 1st of the month. The bank of Canada has also changed prime rate for the 1st time in 2 years this month as well increasing the overnight lending rate by 25 basis points.

So the reason that I am bringing up rates today is that the spring is typically the busiest time of the year to purchase real estate, if you are planning to purchase a home in the near future then I highly suggest that you look at getting pre approved so your rate can be held while you go out and find your dream home or your next home. In case you are wondering we can also hold the spread on the variable rate which currently sits at prime -.90% to prime -1.1% depending on the lender and the down payment percentage.

So protect yourself against any further rate increased by locking in your rate now. Just reach out and I can help you do it.

I look forward to hearing from you in regard to your mortgage needs.


p.s- You can click on this link to start the process whenever you are ready. Schedule your meeting with me here.

p.s.s- I should tell you that I am licensed in Nova Scotia Brokerage (2021-3000179) Broker (2021-3000180), Ontario(M18001555) & in British Columbia(BCFSA #504098).

p.s.s.s You can download my new mortgage app here