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Mortgage Rates Going Up Tomorrow

I’ve been telling my active buyer clients this for the past couple of weeks, but for those of you who are just readers and subscribers to this blog, get your application for pre-approval in ASAP because mortgage rates are definitely going up this week. Remember that most pre-approvals last for 90-120 days so if you get in your application in the next 24 hours then maybe, just maybe you will get locked in to today’s rates.

One of the mortgage brokers I work with informs me that rates on 5-year fixed mortgages will be bumping up by 40 basis points. So that juicy 3.79% rate that many lenders are throwing around will now be a slightly less juicy 4.19%.

Of course, this should come as no surprise as when it comes to mortgage rates, what goes down, must come up! Rates have been at all time lows for a few months now, and bond rates have been on the rise (fixed rate mortgages are usually tied to the bond market).

For a good blog on Canadian mortgages, check out Canadian Mortgage Trend. Check out this great chart they have right now on the 5-year posted rate trend over the past couple of years. Pretty revealing and it looks like we have already hit the bottom and are coming back up.

Looking for a mortgage broker or wondering about the pre-approval process? Contact me.

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