Fixed rate are determined based on how the 10 Year Bond Yield is moving and locks in a stable rate for mortgage holders for a certain period of time. In my opinion, the time for locking in a fixed rate is over as we are extremely close to reaching the target terminal rate for the bank of Canada which 4.5% and we are currently sitting at 4.25%.
Low inventory levels are keeping housing prices pretty stable for the last 2-3 months so unless we see big changes there, we should not see much change in housing prices or maybe a slight decrease. If you are a home buyer, with the increase in interest rates, your affordability will be unfortunately affected negatively.Even though there is always more negative than positive when it comes to interest rate increases, let’s jump into what we can expect moving forward, as that might bring a light at the end of the tunnel.
Many people were already anticipating that the Bank Of Canada will raise interest rates in their September meeting, the only question was by how much? I am sure by now you are well aware that the bank of Canada raised their interest rate by 75 basis points to bring the overnight rate to 3.25%. The biggest takeaway from the announcement was that the bank of Canada said they will most likely need to tighten further in order to bring inflation down.
For example, you are looking to buy a house in 2023 and you are finally mentally ready to start looking, you give me a call and after a few short minutes and 5 questions later, I let you know that even though you are mentally ready to buy a home, the bank may not think the same. Maybe we need to work on your credit, maybe we need to work on your downpayment, maybe you need to wait for that promotion, there are so many variable that go into buying a home. Remember, understanding the entire home buying process before you start your home search is more important than just looking at listings online, especially if you are a first time home buyer.
I am continuously seeing this mistake over and over again and its time that we address it. Based on statistics, most first time buyers will purchase a home between 500k-800k and even though I know many are following top headlines and news, if you are not in the industry you may be missing some key information that will would most likely impact your decision to buy.
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In this video we are going to take a look why you should get a pre-home inspection if you are looking to put up your home on the market as the seller. Many people think that only the buyers should do a home inspection however in this video we are going to talk about the benefits of a pre-home inspection to the sellers.
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