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Current Northwest Territories mortgage rates

The rate table shows 5-year fixed mortgage rates in Northwest Territories. To compare other rate types and terms, click on the filters icon beside the down payment percentage.

As of:

RateProviderPayment

Canadian Lender

$2,218

Big 6 Bank

$2,240

Canwise

A Ratehub Company

$2,251

RBC Royal Bank

$2,263

CIBC

$2,263

Bank of Montreal

$2,290

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Getting the best mortgage rates in Northwest Territories

Getting a mortgage is a big financial commitment, but there are some sure-fire ways to get a better mortgage rate. The factors that contribute to a lower mortgage rate aren't a secret, so all you need to do is plan ahead.

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What's the best mortgage rate in Northwest Territories?

The best mortgage for you is the one that best suits your needs, and offers a great rate. It's important to remember that the best mortgage is not always the mortgage with the lowest rate. While a low rate is important and can save you thousands of dollars, you also need to make sure that the term, conditions, and features of your mortgage suit your needs.

What factors affect the mortgage rate I get?

While comparing mortgage products is an important part of getting the best possible mortgage rate, you’ll still need to personally qualify for your final offer. There are several factors that will affect the rate you’re able to qualify for. Here are some of the major ones:

  • Down Payment: In Canada, property purchases require a minimum down payment of between 5% and 20%, depending on the purchase price. However, if your down payment is less than 20%, you’ll have to pay for mortgage default insurance. This will cost you more, but it will make your mortgage less risky, from your lender’s perspective. This generally results in a lower mortgage rate. Note that even with a lower mortgage rate, it's still worth avoiding the cost of mortgage default insurance, so you should always aim to have a down payment of at least 20%.
  • Amortization period: Mortgages with amortization periods of more than 25 years generally have higher interest rates. This is because this type of mortgage can't be insured with mortgage default insurance. Despite this, mortgages with longer amortization periods can be more financially manageable, because they have lower monthly payments.
  • The purpose of the property: You’ll generally be offered a higher rate on a mortgage for a property that you don’t plan to personally live in.
  • Mortgage type: A refinanced mortgage, or a mortgage with features like a HELOC, will typically come with a higher rate than a mortgage for a renewal or new purchase.
  • Credit score: A low credit score may mean you cannot get approved by an ‘A lender’, like a big bank or credit union. If you’re forced to take a mortgage from a ‘B lender’, you’ll probably be charged a higher rate.

Northwest Territories mortgage rates: Historical trends

Northwest Territories mortgage rates rise and fall, as do rates across Canada. Here’s a quick snapshot of the lowest mortgage rates in Canada over the past few years, to give you an idea of where we are today.

Source: Ratehub Historical Rate Chart

 

Land transfer tax in Northwest Territories

Like most other provinces in Canada, Northwest Territories charges a form of land transfer tax, although it is structured differently to other provinces. Instead of a single land transfer tax, NWT charges a title transfer fee and a mortgage fee. These fees are charged as a percentage on the property price and mortgage amount, respectively, for each $1,000 or part thereof. The marginal rates are outlined in the tables below.

Northwest Territories land transfer fee:

Northwest Territories mortgage fee:

 

Northwest Territories first-time home buyers

Unlike some provinces, Northwest Territories doesn't offer a rebate of the land transfer tax for first-time home buyers. However, first-time home buyers in Northwest Territories are still eligible for first-time home buyer programs at the federal level. These can still result in thousands of dollars of savings, so it's well worth checking them out.

Jamie David, Director of Marketing and Head of Mortgages

Jamie has 15+ years of business and marketing experience. She contributes her mortgage expertise to The Globe and Mail and authors Ratehub’s mortgage and homebuying guides. read full bio

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