Variable at PRIME + 0.00% = 2.25%
5 year fixed @ 3.89%
3 year fixed @ 3.49%
On Thursday the Bank of Canada did not change the prime rate during their meeting. We continue to operate at the lowest prime since its inception. 2.25%! The Bank did signal that our economy is recovering at a great pace. What we should revisit is the fact that the bank is currently hand cuffed on increasing prime. I say this because any increase in prime that is not matched by the United States will put further upwards pressure on our currency. Making the recovery from this relatively short recession that much more difficult. That is why the Canadian government has been using stimulus spending to spur on our economy. I am not saying that prime will not eventually rise, it inevitabely will. But what I am saying is that Prime would need to rise by over 1.75% to match, not exceed today’s five year fixed rate offer. The savings generated in the time period before the rates match would by far exceed any excess interest costs, if the variable rate rises above four percent. In today’s market variable rate mortgages have been saving people thousands of dollars. Lets add your clients to the portfolio of smart consumers who believe in the strategy that we are offering.
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