Hi, my name is Michael Fortin and I have been a mortgage specialist for over 20 years. During that time, we have seen many changes in the mortgage landscape. The decision is more complicated than it has ever been – more choice and of course more decisions to make. That said, at the same time there seems to be a push to move quickly and have an application done in five minutes and a focus on the lowest rate. This sounds great, but I would encourage you to take some time – lets say how long it takes to watch an average TV Show – an hour – to make an informed decision.

That is where I come in. We need to know a few details – not a biography – but some information about you, what you are buying, how long you plan to keep the property, how do you feel about risk and a few other details to help you make a better decision. Did you know that penalties can be very different from one lender to another or that a variable mortgage can be less risky than a fixed rate mortgage? Let’s take a few minutes and make sure you don’t save a few bucks every month and then end up paying that and a lot more a few years down the track.

INTEREST RATES – APRIL 3, 2024
Less than 20% down More than 20% down
1 yr Fixed 6.93 *6.64* 6.93
2 yr Fixed 6.37 *5.99* 6.37 *6.24*
3 yr Fixed 5.51 *4.94* 5.51 *5.29*
4 yr Fixed 5.52 *5.09* 5.52 *5.29*
5 yr Fixed 4.99 5.62 *5.29*
7 yr Fixed 6.09 6.09
10 yr Fixed 6.14 6.14
5 yr closed Variable 6.30 6.85 *6.30*

– Prime is 7.20%

– Lenders may charge 0.10% rate premium for a 30 year amortization

– Rates in *  * have conditions

– Currently, we are generating lower rates on approval

FTHBI program cancelled.

The FTHBI program will not be available as of March 21st. Please see the link below for more details. Link: https://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/2024/03/cmhc-announces-an-end-to-its-first-time-home-buyer-incentive/

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2019 Update

The changes to the HBP rules in respect of first-time home buyers announced in Budget 2019 To provide first-time home buyers with greater access to their RRSP savings to purchase or build a home, Budget 2019 proposes to increase the Home Buyers’ Plan withdrawal limit to $35,000. This would be available for withdrawals made after March 19, 2019. For […]

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2018 Update

With the newest stress test coming into effect on January 1, 2018, the lending environment has become – once again – a little more complicated. Interest rates for what seem to be the same product can not only vary from lender to lender, but also with the same lender. The three categories below should provide […]

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