I agree Debate that in the back of my mind I am waiting for a melt down in the real-estate market. But at the same time our interest rates for variable seem to be holding to 2.7 and 3.5. Mostly of late at the 2.8 mark.
More scaring is the real-estate pricing increase we see on a yearly bases. But I will put that in a different thread. As long as our rates do not rise by more then 1 point I think Ontario will be OK. Many are mortgaged to the max just to get a house of any kind so a 1 point increase could push them beyond there ability to pay the bills.
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Mortgage rates are on an absolute tear. In the past 2 days, they've rocketed a full eighth of a point lower. They're a full quarter point lower than the average rates available in 2nd ... Ref. Source 6
US Homeownership Drops To 48 Year Low As Median Asking Rent Soars To All Time High:
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Mortgage Delinquencies Rise Most In 7 Years As Rates Spike:
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I can see the raise in delinquencies are in direct correlation of the sudden rise in mortgage rates. When mortgage rates were down and people were paying less money out to stay in their homes this new raise in the percentage rates will cause the home mortgages to rise as well as many have that adjustable rate mortgagers or ARMs. Those who have a fixed rat mortgage it should not hurt them at all. I hope that we do not see another housing crisis because of the sudden rate changes.