Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Fantastic Mortgage rates

If you are in the market for a new home. Or if you have a mortgage with a remaining amortisation that is 5 years or more, you should be super happy this week.

Last week Bank of Montreal announced that they had lowered their 5 year rate to 2.99%. That is really incredible considering that a lot of people don't have variable rates as low as that.

And now ING Direct is offering a 10 year mortgage at 3.99%. Wow!

We have no idea where mortgage and interest rates will be over that long a term. So to be able to lock in your mortgage for a 10 year period at that low rate is just too good a deal.

I remember with envy that in the early 2000s I started off my mortgage at a 5 year rate north of 7%.

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