BCREA: Mortgage Rate Forecast June 2022

BCREA has released it’s latest mortgage rate forecast. To summarize their report:

  • In the last report BCREA forecasted that the 5 year fixed mortgage rates would reach 4% later in 2022. Instead they are at 4.69% to battle inflation.
  • Bond markets expect very aggressive Bank of Canada.
  • Expecting the 5 year fixed mortgage rate to reach 5% which is the first time since 2009.
  • Current Buyers currently qualified at a rate of 6.49% with it likely going up to a 7% qualification soon. This has not been seen in the Canadian market since the early 2000’s.
  • Bank of Canada’s main focus is to lower inflation at this time.

Economic Outlook

  • Growth in the first quarter of 2022 was 3.1%.
  • Likely will see a slow down in growth due to inflation.
  • Growing concern that 2023 will see a recession but indicators suggest the economy is not currently in a recession.

Bank of Canada Outlook

  • The ultimate end for interest rate increases will depend on the trajectory of inflation over the next few months.
  • Some see signs of inflation peaking while consumer and commodity prices continue to rise.

Full Report is included below or download the PDF here.

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