Our First Time HomeBuyer's Guide is a series of 14 daily emails that will take you through each step of this exciting process. Think of it like a two week boot camp to get you into shape for buying your first home.
BANK OF CANADA RATES
Qualifying Rate: 5.14% When you are looking for a variable rate mortgage or a fixed mortgage with a term higher than 5 years, you will likely need to qualify at a rate often higher than the actual rate you are applying for. This helps the lender ensure that if rates go up, you will still be able to afford your mortgage payments. All variable and 1- to 5-year fixed mortgages with a down payment of less than 20% will be qualified using the Bank of Canada posted 5-year fixed rate.