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Looking for a mortgage in Ontario? We can help you find and compare the lowest rates from the Big 6 Banks and Ontario’s top mortgage brokers, at no cost to you. Using our rate tables, you can compare the most current mortgage rates instantly, all in one place. By shopping around for the best mortgage rates in Ontario, you could save yourself thousands of dollars.

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Find the Lowest Mortgage Rates in Ontario

Find the best mortgage deals in Ontario in the comparison charts above. If you are looking for a home loan and are interested in more than just cheap rates – be sure to also pay attention to the mortgage terms and conditions. Find answers on open vs. closed mortgages, fixed vs. variable mortgages, and prepayment options in the frequently asked questions section below. Visit our Education Centre to learn even more about mortgages through the use of our home buying tools .

Should I get an open or closed mortgage in Ontario?

Closed mortgages are more prevalent than open mortgages because they typically have lower interest rates. These mortgage vary in their prepayment options. Closed mortgage rates can be either fixed or variable. The amount by which a prepayment is available is restricted, and interest penalties are enforced on any overpayment.

In an open mortgage you have the ability to pay down as much principal as you decide to in any given year. Open mortgages are commonly chosen when the borrower is planning to move, or expects to receive a lump sum of money in the near future.

What is the difference between variable vs. fixed mortgage rates in Ontario?

Historically, fixed rate mortgages are the most common choice for mortgage financing. Fixed mortgages have set interest rates that stay consistent for the term of the mortgage. This results in a steady mortgage payment for the mortgage term, and allows homeowners the benefit of exact budgeting and planning.

Variable mortgages generally have lower interest rates. These variable rates are tied to the market prime rate and thus vary over the term of the mortgage. To learn more about fixed vs. variable rate mortgages check out the fixed vs. variable mortgage section.

What are prepayment options?

Prepayment options grant you the right to increase the size of your monthly payments or make a lump sum payment directly towards the principal on your mortgage. The lender sets out the terms of prepayment which allows borrowers to increase payments based on a percentage of your current payment, thereby reducing your amortization period. Conversely, you may wish to make a lump sum payment towards the principal on your mortgage. The percentage by which you are allowed to make this lump sum repayment is based upon your initial principal value.

What is the mortgage ratehold?

A ratehold allows you to hold today’s current mortgage interest rate for a certain period of time. If today’s mortgage rates are favourable, you may want to find a mortgage with a ratehold up until your renewal or closing date. The renewal date is the date on which the term of mortgage expires, not to be confused with the amortization period .

Ontario Housing Market Forecasts1

The beginning of the year 2010 saw historical record highs for the Ontario housing market. Ontario’s resale home sales and housing starts decreased during the rest of 2010 from this high start. They will continue to decline until late 2011 and early 2012, at which point they will begin to increase in sales volume. In 2012 there will be decreased demand from first-time homebuyers. However, the Ontario real estate market will pick up momentum as a result of higher immigration levels, a stronger economy and strong labour markets.

Metropolitan Area Year Housing Starts MLS Total Sales MLS Average Sale Price
Thunder Bay
2016(*) 245 1450 $238,600
2017(*) 240 1400 $241,000
2016(*) 200 2100 $242,000
2017(*) 190 2100 $244,000
2016(*) 1225 6900 $209,000
2017(*) 1300 7200 $220,000
2016(*) 2275 10,1000 $279,000
2017(*) 2375 10,400 $291,500
2016(*) 2950 6100 $370,000
2017(*) 2700 6200 $380,000
St. Catharines-Niagara
2016(*) 1650 6650 $290,400
2017(*) 1600 6550 $300,600
2016(*) 2725 16,600 $475,000
2017(*) 2600 16,200 $489,000
2016(*) 36,500 102,750 $684,000
2017(*) 38,000 97,000 $718,000
2016(*) 1200 5600 $399,500
2017(*) 1200 5550 $419,000
2016 335 2850 $310,000
2017(*) 335 2950 $325,000
2016(*) 1000 3200 $475,000
2017(*) 950 3300 $489,000
2016(*) 795 2950 $288,500
2017(*) 705 2900 $289,000
2016(*) 4700 15,000 $289,000
2017(*) 4600 14,900 $377,000

Ontario Mortgage Brokers

If you want current, personal, advice simply click on the link above to connect with an Ontario mortgage broker near you. Ontario mortgage brokers can help by giving you advice on current mortgage deals, your credit history, or help you with a special type of mortgage like cash back or HELOC. Brokers can also help with information on home purchases, lenders, current interest rates, and great mortgage solutions.

Ontario Home Inspectors

It's a good idea to find a Ontario home inspector to use before making an offer on a home. Bidding wars are not uncommon in Ontario so having a home inspector's name and phone number ready means that you can remove your successful home inspection condition sooner.

Ontario Real Estate Lawyers

Buying a home is not just a large financial transaction, there are also many legalities involved. To handle all these legalities, you can hire a Ontario real estate lawyer who will review all your documents, do a search on the title of your home, register the title in your name and help make sure all of your Ontario closing costs are paid.

References and Notes

  1. CMHC

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