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Interest Rates At Bottom and Reversing

Recent interest rate specials have presented existing homeowners and new home buyers with historically low interest rate opportunities.  There have been signs this week of an end to these ultra low rates.  Just last week the bond rate yield INCREASED which puts pressure upon the banks to increase the mortgage rates.  This upward pressure may put an end to rate decreases and reverse rates back up slightly.


This ominous email arrived today from one of my preferred lenders regarding a couple of their rate specials which are now scheduled to come to an end by the end of the month.  If you are thinking about refinancing or locking it, now may be the time to do so.  The economy is a long way from recovery, but the lenders are under pressure to stabilize rates and it will likely happen at a rate which is slightly higher than what is available right now.


Here is a small chart showing a couple of ending specials:





21 month term @ 2.90%


§  21 month term at 2.90%

§  High Ratio CMHC only product



§  No pre-approvals or transfers/switches

§  Applies to BFS and Rentals add 15 bps



Quick Close 3.78%


§  High Ratio Genworth insured deals only

§  New submissions only

§  No pre-approvals

§  New Customers to MERIX only

§  Purchases, refinances and switches accepted

§  CMHC top up not permitted

§  Must close on or before May 29, 09

§  Add 15 bps for BFS and Rental applications


REMINDER:  ARM pricing is Prime +0.60%



Here are a few of my favorite past articles from my Lethbridge real estate and mortgage blog you might have missed or wish to recommend them to a friend.

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Is Your Mortgage Company Out of Business in 2009? - What to do when your bank goes broke
What is wrong with MLS - Is your info being abused?
Survivor - Real Estate Edition - Let's vote a few more off the island




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Robert May is a Realtor, as well as the broker and owner of Rainbow Realty of Lethbridge Alberta. He is also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta. He has been in the Lethbridge real estate industry since 1993 and offers full MLS real estate services to Lethbridge and surrounding area, as well as Lethbridge mortgage financing, mortgage refinancing, preapprovals, and Lethbridge heloc financing to Lethbridge and Southern Alberta. He can be found online at this link: mortgage broker Lethbridge

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Robert W May is a Real Estate Broker in Lethbridge Alberta, having now been in the industry for over 23 years. . He was also a licensed Lethbridge mortgage broker and financing expert with Canada First Mortgage of Calgary Alberta for the past 10 years.  He is an industry leader always willing to help train and educate others in how to improve their business models for financial and personal benefit.



Comment balloon 3 commentsRobert May • May 12 2009 05:09PM


People will never believe a bottom of any market exists until the market is going up.  I just talked to a guy today that said his lender could lock yesterday at 4 3/8% and he told him to lock in at 4 1/4.  I told him he was crazy and to call him back immediately and lock in.  Not sure if he did or not..... But that is typical of the mindset out there.

Posted by TIM MONCRIEF, Over 2,000 homes sold….. (Tim Monciref) about 11 years ago

It was only a matter of time...the cost of money is going to get very high, very quickly.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 11 years ago

Our buyers will acknowledge the bottom of the market long after it has past. First time buyers should be making their selections now.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 11 years ago

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