Monthly Archives: June 2009

“I have none of my clients lock up. “

Many suspect that ultra-low borrowing rates are continuing to levitate Vancouver’s RE market. This from a ‘horse’s mouth’, Anonymous on vancouvercondoinfo June 12th, 2009 at 7:09 pm -

“I am lender and have first hand knowledge regarding speculators holding out. Most of them have VRM 0.75% to 0.90% below Prime. So currently their mortgage rate is between 1.35 to 1.50%. How many of them lock up into 5 year term when the rate was 3.5%? Very few. It is very hard for a person to lock up with a 2.0% rate increase rightaway especially if they are thinking short term to sell. I have none of my clients lock up. So if the Prime goes up next year by big numbers, you will see lots of blood.”