Interest Rates Hold Steady For Now – Kitchener Waterloo Homes and Condos for sale
Rates Stay Put in Carney’s Last Announcement
The Bank of Canada is keeping the key policy rate unchanged in the last rate announcement under outgoing Governor Mark Carney. The Bank said that Canadian “growth in the first quarter was stronger than the Bank projected” and that looking ahead “consumer spending is expected to grow at a moderate pace, business investment to grow solidly,” and inflation to remain subdued. The Bank also noted that “growth in total household credit is slowing.”
As we’ve seen in previous announcements, the Bank indicated that our historic low rates “will likely remain appropriate for a period of time” as a result of continued weakness in the economy, but hinting that any future rate move will likely be a modest rate increase.
The prime rate for most lenders should stay at 3%, exactly where it has been for almost three years, since September 2010.
The Bank’s next rate decision is scheduled for July 17.
If you have any questions on rates or the Real Estate market in Waterloo Region feel free to give me a call.
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