RBC recently dropped mortgage rates for a second time in June 2011

This is in response to the Bank of Canada’s recent announcement that it was reducing the overnight rate for the fourth consecutive time. The move comes as no surprise, as RBC had already adjusted their rates downward in mid-May when the Bank of Canada first announced the rate reduction.

RBC’s new rates range from 4.30% to 6.10%, depending on the type of mortgage and amortization period. The bank also adjusted rates on their popular five-year fixed mortgage from 6.10% to 5.75%, one of the lowest rates currently available in Canada.

This rate reduction is not only good news for current RBC customers, but potential homeowners as well. With the Bank of Canada’s rate being lower than it has been in the past few years, the decrease in mortgage rates offered by RBC makes it easier to secure a loan and invest in real estate.

The decreased rates should also help stimulate the Canadian housing market, which has seen a slow decline this year. Low mortgages will give more people the opportunity to purchase a new home or upgrade an existing one. Additionally, with the lower mortgage rates, potential buyers are able to have more financial flexibility as they qualify for larger loans without the large monthly payments. This could potentially lead to more home sales, allowing both buyers and sellers to benefit from the rate reduction.

It is expected that other banks will follow RBC’s lead and make similar adjustments to their rates. But until then, consumers will need to shop around and compare different rates to make sure they are getting the best deal. As there are many variables that affect the cost of a mortgage, such as the length of the term and the lender, it is important to be well informed before making a decision.

In conclusion, RBC’s decision to reduce its mortgage rates is a welcome move for potential homeowners and those wanting to refinance their existing mortgage. The adjustment not only helps those looking to buy or sell, but also helps to stimulate the Canadian housing market and gives more flexibility to potential buyers. More banks may follow suit and adjust their rates as well, so it is important for consumers to shop around and compare different rates and lenders before making a decision.

This article was contributed on Jul 02, 2023