Canada doesn’t have fixed 30-year mortgage terms.. years, exposing the borrower to any increase in rates that has occurred in the interim. The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate is 3.20 percent with an APR of 3.39 percent.

Since the length of the loan term is longer, 30-year fixed mortgage rates tend to be higher than 15-year fixed mortgage rates. For example, take a family of four. Let’s say they decide to buy a $250,000 house with 20% down ($50,000) and lock in a 30-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.75%.

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