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The interest rates on a mortgage can vary considerably from day to day. CompareMyRates helps you compare the best mortgage rates in in one easy to use location. A right mortgage rate in can help you save thousands of dollars over the term of your mortgage . You can also find listing of the best local mortgage brokers with contact information on CompareMyRates. Our mortgage payment calculators or the mortgage insurance calculators can also help you make estimates for your mortgage.

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Why should you Compare Mortgage Rates in Canada?

Looking for the best mortgage rates Canada? CompareMyRates.ca provides the most up to date, current rates, simply choose your Province, select applicable choices and compare the best rates in the industry. CompareMyRates.ca helps you connect with a mortgage broker who can identify the best deal for your home purchase or mortgage refinancing. Compare mortgage rates in Canada and get a detailed, accurate comparison of the best mortgage rates Canada.

How to choose the best Mortgage Rate in Canada:Fixed Mortgage Rates vs. Variable Mortgage Rates

Fixed Mortgage Rate Canada: A fixed rate means that your interest rate remains the same (fixed) for the entire term (duration) of the mortgage. Generally, this means the percentage of interest will be a little higher since the lending institution may be losing money in the future if the interest rates rise. A fixed rate mortgage provides a buyer with serenity of knowing the cost of their interest will stay the same over time. This means your payment and the amount that goes towards reducing the principal (original mortgage amount) will remain the same over time as well.

Variable Rate Canada: A variable rate means the percentage of interest that you are repaying will vary based on the changes in the interest rate(s) of the overall market. Typically, fluctuations in your interest rate will not alter your monthly payment, but will vary the amount of your monthly payment that goes towards reducing your principal (original loan amount). This means if overall interest rates go down you will actually be paying off your mortgage more quickly. On the other hand, if interest rates increase, you will be paying off your mortgage more slowly. Accepting a variable rate does involve a certain amount of risk but can work to the advantage of the buyer over time.

What's the difference between Open Mortgage and Closed Mortgage in Canada

Open Mortgage Rate Canada: An open mortgage means that the loan can be paid back partially or in full without incurring any penalties. The mortgage can also be renegotiated if market conditions or your financial situation shift. Although an open mortgage provides more options and opportunities for life adjustments, this comes at a cost, as the interest rates for this type of loan tend to be higher. For those able to make larger payments or who plan on selling their home within a short period of time; however, an open mortgage can be a solid choice.

Closed Mortgage Rate Canada: The advantage of a closed mortgage is that the interest rates tend to be lower, but options are limited. Typically a homeowner may make extra payments or larger payments as long as the sum of the payments does not exceed a set amount determined in the loan agreement. Payments exceeding the agreed upon amount; however, would incur penalties. Although most buyers will elect to choose a closed mortgage, there are advantages to choosing the open mortgage. For instance, if market conditions are expected to change, the type of mortgage should be balanced against the type of interest rate so that as the buyer your needs are met.

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Finding the Lowest Mortgage Rates in Canada

No matter which province or territory you reside in, finding the best mortgage rate can save you thousands of dollars. Obviously, there are not many people who can purchase property without taking out a home loan. Taking our a home loan lets you buy, live in and/or use a home without needing to come up with the full dollar amount at the time of purchase. Usually the amount of the loan is equal to the majority of the home's worth, but the downfall of this is that you will be required to pay interest on the loan. Most lenders insist on a down payment, i.e., a payment equal to a portion of the property's worth. For instance, if a home is worth $200,000 and the buyer would need to make a down payment of 10%. This would equal a $20,000 down payment ($200,000 x 10%). To make up the balance, the lender would loan you $180,000 ($200,000 minus the $20,000 down payment).

What are the different rate options available for my mortgage in Canada

There are a wide variety of rate options available for rate type and terms. Most popular rates in Canada are 5 Year Fixed, 5 Year Variable & 3 Year Fixed, You should consult your mortgage broker who can help you assist in making the right decision on choosing the rate that would suite you financial situation and needs.

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British Columbia

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3 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates BC

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Quebec

5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Quebec

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3 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Quebec

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Manitoba

5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Manitoba

5 Year Variable Mortgage Rates Manitoba

3 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Manitoba

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Saskatchewan

5 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Saskatchewan

5 Year Variable Rates Saskatchewan

3 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Saskatchewan

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MORTGAGE 101 

First Time Home Buyers

If you’re considering buying your own home for the first time, the first step is to thoroughly weigh the pros and cons and decide if being a home owner is the right choice for you. Learn More 

Mortgage Approval Process

Our 6 step mortgage approval process can help you make your home buying simple. You are well prepared and know what to expect at each step. Let’s help you get your mortgage approved. Learn More

Fixed vs. Variable Mortgage

Fixed or Variable Rates describe the types of interest rates available. As a potential buyer, become familiar with these terms as the right rate choice can have a significant impact on your financial future. Learn More

Open vs. Closed Mortgage

In addition to the interest rate you choose, the mortgage type and term can have a significant impact on your monthly payments and the amount of interest you will pay on the principal. Learn More

Should You Refinance?

Refinancing can help you reduce the amount of interest that you pay over the term of the loan and/or by reducing your monthly payment. Is it the right time for you to refinance? Learn More

Shop before you Renew

At mortgage renewal time is important to shop around before you sign the renewal letter. Take time to review your options as your financial situation may have changed since you first got your mortgage. Learn More

Rent vs. Buy

Deciding between renting and buying requires careful consideration. Determine if you have enough cash to make a down payment. Weight the joy of home ownership against the financial costs Learn more

Mortgage Insurance

Mortgage Insurance is required by Federal law for borrowers when the down payment is less than 20% of the property value. There are 3 Mortgage Default Insurers in Canada. Learn more

 

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