The Bank of Canada increased it's overnight interest rate this morning. Stephen Poloz announced that the interest rate will increase from 1.5% to 1.75%. This will directly affect Variable Rate Mortgages and potentially affect Fixed Rate Mortgages. That said, if you are a consumer looking to buy a home soon, now is the time to lock in a pre-approval.

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