Securing a mortgage is a significant step in the journey of homeownership, and understandably, many people initially focus on securing the lowest interest rate possible. While securing a low rate is important, it’s equally crucial to delve into the fine print and understand the various features that accompany mortgage deals.
The mortgage industry is no stranger to twists and turns, and 2023 was a testament to its unpredictable nature. Variable rate holders faced a challenging year with three prime rate increases, totaling a 0.75% hike. As the year unfolded, fixed rates took mortgage holders on a roller coaster ride, making 2023 a memorable year for the real estate market. Now, as we stand at the cusp of 2024, it’s time to reflect on the past and prepare for what lies ahead.