Historical and Posted Canadian Mortgage Interest Rates

Average Mortgage Interest Rates – Canadian Historical Rates – You may see the
Current ‘posted’ mortgage interest rates

As of Thursday, December 14th, 2017 the Bank Prime Rate is 3.20%
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Today's "Posted" Mortgage Rates
(You can often find a rate far less than what is shown in the table below)
TermRate
1 Year Closed3.20%
2 Yr closed3.04%
3 Yr closed3.23%
4 Yr closed3.32%
5 Yr closed3.41%
5 Yr Variable3.22%
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Rates as of:Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
What does the term BANK PRIME RATE really mean?   Use this link to see the current bank prime  As of Thursday, December 14th, 2017 ) the Overnight Rate is
1.00%
  (After 7 years the Bank of Canada Increased the prime rate from 0.5% to 0.75% on July 13, 2017 and then to 1.00% on September 6, 2017, which means that the banks increased their lending rates by about the same amount.

The Bank Prime Rate is the rate that Canadian banks charge their absolute best customers for loans.  Changes in the Bank of Canada prime rate influence changes in other interest rates, including variable interest rate mortgages.  The prime rate fluctuates based on economic conditions.  Some mortgage companies offer interest rates starting at less than bank prime rate as an incentive to borrow from them!   These are known as “SUB PRIME” Mortgages and we know what happened in the US when too many sub-prime mortgages were given out in the mid 2000’s   Read more about Sub-Prime Mortgages
For example, see the Royal Bank Prime RatesBank of Canada Prime rates found here | should you lock in your mortgage for the long or short term? | How does the Bank of Canada Set the Prime Rate and Interest Rates?

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The Graph(s) below show you interest rate trends in the past

  • This is a graphical representation of Historical Canadian mortgage interest rates from 1979 to date.
  • From 1979 to 1994 the rate shown is the average 5 year mortgage rate posted at the major Canadian Banks, and then rates shown are the 3 year mortgage interest rate (usually I used Royal Bank and CIBC spot rates).
  • Not all interest rate fluctuations are shown since 1996, just the ones that I was interested in at the time.
  • If you want all the actual values of rates from 1979, I have them, and would be pleased to E-mail them to you on request. Click here to request that I send you the rates.
  • I also have the average single family residential property prices going back to 1985

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This is an excellent link to view and compare Today’s Low Canada and Ontario Current Mortgage Interest rates from major lenders for discounted, variable, fixed and prime rates in Canada and a mortgage calculator

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This link will take you to another page showing a graph of the 5 year posted mortgage interest rate since 1951


Should I go short or long term on my mortgage – comparison of rates over time

You can compare Short or long term mortgage rates here.

Another very interesting relationship is how the 1 year and 5 year mortgage interest rates compare over time.  People often ask me if they should choose the short term rates or lock in for the long term rates with their mortgage.  The answer is not simple and often depends upon your personal situation and your risk tolerance, read more about locking in your mortgage for the long or short term.  The graph below may give you some insight into what you may wish to do by comparing the difference between the short and long term rates over the past decade or so and how the difference fluctuates.

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Mortgage Interest rates are still very low compared to previous decades!

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