It’s Friday and since we heard Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz mention that it’s unlikely rates are increasing any time soon (article below) it’s a good day to talk variable rate mortgages. Yes, not everyone can qualify at the BOC 4.99% rate and some clients prefer fixed rates – but there are still lots out there who prefer this option (roughly 35% of the market)
Perks of Variable Rate Mortgages:
- Lower payments
- Paying down principle faster
- Lower penalty if the mortgage is broken (3 months interest)
- Can convert to a fixed rate mortgage at any time without penalty
We have some great options for those Variable Rate Clients – 4yr at P-55% // 5yr at P-50% and our Lendwise 5yr at P-55% with stricter underwriting guidelines.
IMPORTANT REMINDER — May 1st is the deadline for when the new insurance premiums go into effect. Which means the deals need to be underwritten and sent to CMHC/GW by Wednesday April 30th at 9pm Pacific Time. Thanks, Cindy and Amanda