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Conventional vs. high-ratio mortgages: which is cheaper?

On LowestRates.ca, customers can start an application for a number of different mortgage products. The two main types of mortgages you can apply for include conventional mortgages and high-ratio mortgages. A conventional mortgage means that the homebuyer has put at least 20% of the property’s purchase price down. With this type of mortgage, the homebuyer does not have to purchase mortgage insurance from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

A high ratio mortgage, on the other hand, is where homeowners put down less than 20% of the purchase price as a down payment, which means they’re required to purchase mortgage insurance from the CMHC. Below, you’ll see a comparison of high ratio mortgages and conventional mortgages in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. We’ve charted the provincial average, as mortgage rates do not vary by city.

Conventional 5-year fixed mortgage rates vs. high ratio 5-year fixed mortgage rates in Ontario

DateAverage Conventional RateAverage High Ratio Rate
04/20 2.76%2.58%
05/20 2.40%2.26%
06/20 2.26%2.18%
07/20 2.10%1.96%
08/20 1.97%1.83%
09/20 1.90%1.77%
10/20 1.90%1.79%
11/20 1.85%1.71%
12/20 1.82%1.64%
01/21 1.81%1.65%
02/21 1.69%1.60%

Last Updated: March 1, 2021

Fixed rate vs. variable rate mortgages: which is cheaper?

When conducting a mortgage rates comparison for your Mississauga home, it’s important to compare different offers.

A question homebuyers continue to face is how do the current variable mortgage rates in Mississauga compare to the best fixed mortgage rates in Mississauga?

To find the answer, we compared the average 5-year fixed mortgage rates and 5-year variable mortgage rates that people interested in owning a home in Mississauga have applied for on our site.

From our comparison, we discovered that whether you go with a fixed or variable rate on LowestRates.ca, you’re getting a great mortgage loan deal for your Mississauga home. Our average 5-year fixed rates and 5-year variable mortgage rates for Mississauga have been virtually neck and neck since the end of 2020. We’ve charted the provincial average, as mortgage rates do not vary by city. Rates are influenced by the borrower’s individual financial situation.

Keep reading to learn more about the difference between fixed and variable mortgage rates. Compare the best mortgage rates in Mississauga, Ontario in 3 minutes.

5-year fixed vs. 5-year variable mortgage rates in Ontario

MonthFixedVariable
04/20 2.32%2.71%
05/20 2.07%2.37%
06/20 2.03%2.25%
07/20 1.82%2.03%
08/20 1.78%1.91%
09/20 1.74%1.84%
10/20 1.77%1.84%
11/20 1.74%1.77%
12/20 1.68%1.73%
01/21 1.63%1.72%
02/21 1.52%1.65%

Last Updated: March 1, 2021

Factors that affect your Mississauga mortgage rate

The less risk a lender feels they are taking by lending you money, the more likely you will qualify for a low mortgage rate for your house. To determine how risky you may (or may not) be as a borrower, the best mortgage brokers and lenders in Mississauga will assess your financial health. They will do this by reviewing a few different factors.

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Typical mortgage amount in Mississauga

To calculate the size of your mortgage will depend on where you live in Mississauga, your down payment and your mortgage interest rate.

On a Mississauga detached home worth $1,175,000, a buyer who can make a 20% down payment will have to borrow $940,000.

On the same home, a buyer who can make a 10% down payment will have to borrow $1,057,500.

Plus, keep in mind, if your down payment is less than 20% you will need to get mortgage loan insurance through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). This will protect your lender if for some reason you are unable to make your mortgage payments.

With CMHC mortgage loan insurance you can qualify for a mortgage for up to 95% of the purchase price of your Mississauga home.

Mississauga’s housing market and home prices

Single-detached home

The median sale price for a single detached home in Mississauga rose 17.5% on a year-over-year basis to $1,175,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Semi-detached unit

The median sale price for a semi-detached home in Mississauga rose 12.8% on a year-over-year basis to $855,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Condominium townhouse units

The median sale price for a condominium townhouse in Mississauga was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis to $662,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Condominium apartment units

The median sale price for a condominium apartment in Mississauga edged up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis to $505,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Mississauga closing costs and land transfer tax

Besides your mortgage, there are a number of other costs associated with closing the purchase of a home in Mississauga that you should include in your budgeting.

Property valuation (appraisal) fee: A bank or lender will want to have an objective evaluation of what your potential new house in Mississauga is worth before they agree to lend you the funds for your mortgage. To do this you must pay to have a property valuation or appraisal done. The approximate cost is $400 to $500.

Home inspection fee: A licensed home inspector can determine whether your prospective home is in good working order and what, if any, repairs or updates are necessary along with their approximate cost. A home inspection in Mississauga costs approximately $450 plus taxes.

Title insurance: This type of insurance protects your ownership of the title (i.e. the Mississauga property you’ve purchased) against any losses you might incur because of undetected or unknown defects to the property. Approximately $250. Purchase it through your lawyer.

Mortgage default insurance: If the down payment on your Mississauga home is less than 20% you will need to get mortgage loan insurance through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC). The cost of the insurance is calculated by taking the mortgage loan amount and dividing it by the purchase price.

Legal fees: The purchase of a home in Mississauga involves a fair bit of paperwork which means you will require a real estate lawyer to review it. The cost for these legal fees will range between $2,000 to $3,000.

Land transfer tax: This tax must be paid anytime a property is exchanged from one person to another. In Mississauga, because it is part of the GTA, there are two land transfer taxes that must be paid: a municipal one and a provincial one. The rate of tax ranges from 0.5% to 2% and depends on the price of the property you are purchasing.

Home insurance: Based on a million-dollar home, the average cost for home insurance in Mississauga, Ontario is around $900 a year. Generally speaking, the more expensive the value of your home and its contents, the more expensive your home insurance will be.

 

Information for first-time homebuyers in Mississauga

If you’re a first-time Mississauga home buyer there are a few things you should keep in mind that can impact the amount of mortgage loan and the interest rate you will qualify for.

How much of a down payment do you need? The larger the down payment you make, the smaller the mortgage amount you’ll require to finance the purchase of your Mississauga home, which will save you thousands of dollars in interest over the lifetime of your mortgage. In addition, the larger your down payment on your Mississauga home the more likely the broker, lender or mortgage company will be willing to give you one of their lowest interest rates. Ideally, you want your downpayment to be 20% of the price of your property. If it is lower than 20% then you will need to get mortgage loan insurance through the CHMC.

First-time Home Buyers Incentive: Eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage can apply to finance a portion of their Mississauga home purchase through a shared equity mortgage with the Government of Canada. The program offers 5 or 10% of the home’s purchase price to put toward a down payment. This addition to your down payment will lower your mortgage carrying costs, making homeownership more affordable.

GST/HST New Housing Rebate: As a new homeowner in Mississauga, you may be entitled to a rebate on some of the HST you paid on the purchase price or cost of a new-build home or a substantially-renovated home. GST/HST New Housing has all of the details.

Federal Home Accessibility Tax (HATC) for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities: If you’ve purchased a house in Mississauga and made additions, modifications, or renovations to it in order to make it more accessible to a disabled person or senior citizen, you can take advantage of the HATC tax credit to deduct up to $10,000 from the amount of taxes you owe to the CRA.

Your questions about Mississauga mortgages, answered.

What’s the difference between a mortgage term and an amortization period?

Mortgage term: The mortgage term is the amount of time that you commit to your mortgage rate, lender and the terms and conditions of the contract. At the end of the term, you’ll renew your contract with the mortgage company for the remaining principal at a new rate. The process repeats until you’ve paid off the mortgage on your Mississauga home. A mortgage term can vary in length, from six months to 10 years, with the most common term in Canada being five years.

Amortization period: The amortization period is the amount of time it will take you to pay off your entire mortgage. In Canada, the maximum amortization period is 35 years. But, if your down payment was less than 20% and you were required to purchase mortgage insurance from the Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC), then your maximum amortization period is 25 years.

What’s the difference between an open mortgage vs. a closed mortgage?

An open mortgage gives you the flexibility to pay off the mortgage on your Mississauga house at any time. With a closed mortgage, if you pay it off before the mortgage term ends, you have to pay a penalty.

So why would anyone choose to go with a closed mortgage?

Because a closed mortgage generally offers a lower interest rate than an open mortgage. With an open mortgage, the rate is usually variable and a little higher.

How much does it cost to live in Mississauga?

Owning a Home: Average cost in Mississauga as of February 2021.

  • 3-bedroom, detached house: $1.3M
  • 3-bedroom townhouse: $817K
  • 2-bedroom condo: $557K

Renting a Home: Average cost in Mississauga as of January 2021.

  • Studio: $1,612/mth.
  • One-bedroom: $1,773/mth.
  • Two-bedroom: $2,150/mth.
  • Three-bedroom: $2,521/mth.
  • Four-bedroom: $3,500/mth.

Car Insurance: The average cost of car insurance in Mississauga is $3,511, according to LowestRates.ca’s 2019 user data. That's 43% higher than the provincial average of $1,505.

How much does getting a lower mortgage interest rate matter in Mississauga?

Whether your new home is located in Mississauga or somewhere else in Canada, getting the cheapest interest rate possible will save you thousands of dollars in interest over the lifetime of your mortgage.

But a low interest rate isn’t the only way to save on your mortgage costs.

Having a mortgage with prepayment privileges allows you to make additional payments on your mortgage. Doing this reduces the amortization period of your mortgage and, as a result, will reduce the amount you pay towards interest.

Another way you can save on your mortgage is by having one that is portable. A portable mortgage means you can take your existing mortgage with you if you decide to move from your current home to another home. This will save you having to pay charges that are associated with closing and opening a mortgage.

Your questions about LowestRates.ca, answered.

How are house mortgage rates for Mississauga determined on LowestRates.ca?

LowestRates.ca works with more than 30 banks and brokers to bring you competitive mortgage rates from lenders in Canada and we’re always adding new ones. We work with our partners to obtain their best deals and offers, and then we let them compete for your business. All you have to do is answer a few questions, and in minutes you’ll be provided with today’s mortgage rates. There’s no obligation, but you can choose to speak with our broker partner to secure your best rate and see if you're eligible for more savings.

Is it safe to get a mortgage online?

Yes, it’s safe — you no longer need to visit a bank branch or mortgage broker’s office in person to apply for a mortgage. It’s becoming increasingly common for Canadians to apply for mortgages online. LowestRates.ca only works with reputable, trustworthy financial institutions. Your credit score won’t be affected and your information is secure. We don’t share your information with anyone unless you want to connect with a mortgage broker. We take care of the heavy lifting by comparing the market for you and can connect you with the best mortgage lenders in the country.

How do I know I’m getting the lowest rate?

We have a strong selection of lenders on LowestRates.ca including the big banks and many independent providers and we’re adding more lenders all the time. This ensures we’re always delivering you a competitive rate. Even if you’re not ready to commit to anything, you can use our site as a starting point for research (it’s totally free, and you’re under no obligation).

The better informed you are, the more likely you'll negotiate a better deal for yourself. And, really, that’s what we care about the most.

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