• Real Estate and Mortgage Trends for 2023: What You Need to Know


    As we delve into the world of real estate and mortgages in 2023, it’s important to note the notable trends that differentiate this year from the past. In this blog, we’ll explore these trends and provide valuable insights for those seeking mortgages and interested in the Hamilton housing market.

    Section 1: Mortgage Rates

    • Disappointingly, ARM or variable rate mortgage holders continue to face high rates with no relief in sight.
    • A silver lining, however, is the slower rate of increase, with only one rise observed this year.

    Section 2: Fixed Rates and the Inverted Yield Curve

    • Fixed rates in Hamilton have been impacted by an inverted yield curve, where short-term rates like the one-year term are higher than the five-year term.
    • Historically, an inverted yield curve has been a serious indicator of an impending recession.
    • Five-year terms have seen a slight decline, ranging from 0.4% to 1%, but not a significant decrease.

    Section 3: Shifting Mortgage Preferences

    • Clients in Hamilton are showing a decreased interest in five-year fixed mortgage terms compared to previous years.
    • Many borrowers are hoping for future rate drops and are opting for shorter-term fixed mortgage options, such as one to three years.
    • Variable or ARM mortgage products are currently not favored by borrowers.

    Section 4: Housing Market Insights

    • The majority of homes sold in Hamilton fall within the price range of $600,000 to $800,000.
    • The scarcity of available homes, particularly in the lower price range of $400,000 to $800,000, has reignited bidding wars.
    • A significant 81% of Canadians believe that homeownership remains a solid investment.
    • While it may become a future trend for the rest of Canada, the city of Toronto is deviating from single-family homes. Developers are proposing the construction of 2 to 4 unit homes as a response to the market demands observed as of mid-May this year.


    Stay informed about the real estate and mortgage trends in Hamilton for 2023 to make sound decisions regarding your homeownership journey. From understanding mortgage rates and preferences to gaining insights into the housing market, these trends will help you navigate the dynamic landscape and secure the most suitable mortgage option for your needs.

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