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If you’re buying a house or renewing a mortgage, the Canadian Mortgage Trends blog suggests you grab a 45- to 120-day rate hold. (Alexander Raths/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
If you’re buying a house or renewing a mortgage, the Canadian Mortgage Trends blog suggests you grab a 45- to 120-day rate hold. (Alexander Raths/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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Carrick on money: Now’s not the time to gamble on mortgage rates Add to ...

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Now’s not the time to gamble on mortgage rates

If you’re buying a house or renewing a mortgage, the Canadian Mortgage Trends blog suggests you grab a 45- to 120-day rate hold. You might get a lower rate if you wait until you’re within 30 days of closing, but then you run the risk of having mortgage rates increase on you.

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