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Why low mortgage rates matter

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Mortgage Market Updates and News

Even small differences in payments can add up.


-you're buying a house at the average national price in February of $406,372
-you have a 5 per cent down payment
-CMHC mortgage insurance costs are added to your principal

(table source:,

Mortgage Example                                                      Bi-weekly accelerated payment       Total Payments Over Five Years

Five-Year Fixed
2.84 per cent (best rate found online)                                        $922.41                                            $119,913
2.99 per cent (BMO's special offer)                                            $937.60                                           $121,888
3.39 per cent (another bank's best special offer)                       $978.75                                            $127,237

Variable rate
2.29 per cent (prime minus 0.71; best rate found online)           $867.87                                           $112,823
2.40 per cent (prime minus 0.6; a widely available discount)     $878.63                                           $114,222
2.55 per cent (prime minus 0.45; discounted bank rate)            $893.42                                            $116,145


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