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Variable or fixed: which is lower?

Here’s a simple answer: variable rates are lower — according to our data at least. For the past two years, our variable rates have been at least 0.5% lower than our fixed rates. Just take a look at the graph below and you’ll see the difference yourself.

On average, variable rates are almost half a percentage point lower than fixed rates.On a $400,000 mortgage that’s an average savings of:

$94 Per Month
$1,130 Per Year
$28,321 In a Lifetime

5-year fixed mortgage rate in Edmonton vs 5-year variable rate from LowestRates.ca

MonthAverage LR.ca 5-year fixed rateAverage LR.ca 5-year variable rate
11/152.41%2.04%
12/152.42%2%
01/162.43%2.05%
02/162.38%2.2%
03/162.35%2.11%
04/162.33%2.07%
05/162.68%2.03%
06/162.25%1.97%
07/162.18%1.94%
08/162.17%1.91%
09/162.18%1.94%
10/162.14%1.95%

Focus On

Edmonton housing.

Edmonton has one of the most affordable housing markets (big-city edition) in the nation. It’s biggest competitor for lowest prices? Montreal. In both markets, single detached houses average close to $400,000 and condos average about $250,000.

Meanwhile, if we compare Alberta’s two big cities, there’s no doubt that Edmonton’s prices are the lowest. In fact, a single detached home costs, on average, about $100,000 less in Edmonton than it does in Calgary.

Single-Detached Home and Condo Prices by City

CitySingle-detachedCondo
Canada$523,900$358,900
Vancouver$1,380,300$493,100
Calgary$513,900$307,000
Edmonton$418,500$247,400
Toronto$768,500$371,800
Ottawa$402,000$300,600
Montreal$355,800$286,200

Given that weak oil prices have strained Alberta’s employment, migration, and housing sectors, Edmonton’s average home prices have fallen. But the drop isn’t major. For example, between September 2014 and September 2015, the average cost of a home fell by less than 1%. By now, prices have fully rebounded.

Average Home Prices in Edmonton

DateHome Prices
01/14$353,907
03/14$354,170
05/14$356,736
07/14$356,914
09/14$365,470
11/14$385,964
01/15$379,006
03/15$365,436
05/15$365,888
07/15$367,095
09/15$362,774
11/15$370,920
01/16$346,893
03/16$367,373
05/16$368,084
07/16$379,000
09/16$371,000

Although the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation (CMHC) reports that single-detached starts fell in the summer, Edmonton’s new home prices still grew over the course of 2016. The cost of a brand new home currently averages about $610,000. A well-supplied housing market in 2017 will keep further price growth moderate, so buyers should plan their purchases accordingly.

New Home Prices in Edmonton, Single-Detached

YearPrice
2011$509,059
2012$514,259
2013$529,824
2014$568,676
2015$600,000
2016$609,000

Your Edmonton mortgage questions, answered.

Variable or fixed: which is more popular?

Fixed rates are more popular than variable rates in Edmonton, at least among LowestRates.ca borrowers. The trend is consistent in other regions of Alberta too –– in nearby Calgary, mortgage shoppers also seem to favour 5-year fixed rates.

5-Year Fixed Rates vs. 5-Year Variable Rates in Edmonton: Who Takes What?✝

of Edmonton borrowers apply for 5-year variable mortgages
46%
of Edmonton borrowers apply for 5-year fixed mortgages
54%

✝Based on borrowers in Edmonton who applied for a mortgage at LowestRates.ca since 2014.

About Edmonton

Edmonton is Canada's sixth-largest city, with over one million residents. It’s also home to many oil sands companies and an important centre for the mining and biotech industries.

Visitors and residents can enjoy many attractions, including Canada's largest living history museum, Fort Edmonton Park, the West Edmonton Mall, and over 30 festivals annually.

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