Last night I received notification from several of my lenders that they were reducing their 5 year fixed rate. Depending on the lender reductions were anywhere from 10 to 40 basis points. Remember one hundred basis points = 1%. However you know what did not change? The variable rates did not change. This is because the variable rates are based on the bank of Canada prime lending rate and the fixed rates are based on bond yields.
If you are renewing your mortgage or buying a new home, I always ask my clients if this will be your forever home. If the answer is yes then there is nothing wrong with the fixed rates. However most 5 year mortgages are broken around the 38 month mark of the 60 month term. If you are on a fixed rate this will … Read more