Tag Archive: variable rates


The Door is Open to Rate Cuts, Says BoC

The popularity of fixed mortgage rates in 2019 was unmistakable. But the Bank of Canada may have moved the needle for variable rates with its comments Wednesday. Below are the week’s top 10 statements from the BoC, all of which will be of interest to any serious rate watcher. The below quotes come from Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz...

New Mortgage Rate Insights From BMO

Rising rates and new mortgage regulations aren’t enough to scare nearly 1 in 4 Canadians. That’s how many plan to buy a home within the next year. This comes from a new BMO survey, which also found the national average price buyers expect to pay is about $474,000. That jumps to $580,000 in Toronto and $603,000 for Vancouver buyers. Most concerning...

Who Offers Fixed-Payment Variable Mortgages?

Variable rates can present a catch-22. On the one hand, variables are almost always cheaper than most fixed mortgages. And they also let you capitalize on falling interest rates. On the other hand, when rates start climbing, so do your interest costs. That risk keeps a lot of people from even thinking about floating their mortgage rate. But it doesn’t have...