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So what am I supposed to do with my HELOC?
Understanding your query, you have not yet taken full benefit of the HELOC? benefits. WHEN this is the case, remember that today's interest rates are quite low. The HELOC does not have your full conditions, I don't know where the interest will be adjusted once the 10 year horizon runs out in just a few years, but I would urge you to have that well under control before you move in and use it.
We' ve seen many phone conversations in our offices from those who took out HELOCS 8 to 10 years ago and got their notifications about changes in conditions and the 20 years old issue is quite heavy for many.
Will the Canadian motor for economic recovery fail?
Looking ahead, we anticipate higher yields in Canada as the front end continues to be backed by the BCC, but forward rates may go up for some period as US interest rates react to Fed movements and deficit-financed tax stimuli. However, it may well be longer and more risky, as lower initial interest rates, an inflated federal budget and a bigger budget deficits restrict the scope for action.
Will the Canadian motor for economic recovery fail? In view of our three- to five-year period of observation, we do not consider this expansion to be a sustained one. Like our pre-crisis US acquaintances, Canadians basically used their houses like savings piggies (though not to the same extent or in exactly the same way) by funding their mortgage loans and drawing on Home equity line of credits (HELOCs) (see Figure 2).
At 29% on a pure HELOC interest rate of 3. 95%, a borrowing can cut the amount of money paid per months by over 30% (the amount paid per months on a $100,000 loan would fall from C$489 per months to C$329 in this scenario). In contrast to the US, where most debt holders adhere to interest rates for 30 years, Canadians have to re-finance their loans every five years, thus deferring their interest rate repayments.
For this reason, the EIB has also concentrated on macro-prudential policies, such as the recently introduced Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) B-20 regulations, which aim to streamline and enhance lending. First, we see our US exposure for the US in 2006 and 2007, and our US exposure for the US in 2018:
Second, Canada has not overbuilt in comparison to the budgetary accumulation rate, as the US did (see Chart 4). A few reader may remember that we thought that Canada's real estate price (see chart 5) was about to peak in 2011. At the time, the key issue that overturned our perception was that interest rates did not increase softly, as we had anticipated, but rather dropped by 150 bps over the next five years.
Due to these many hurdles, our baseline scenario outlook for economic recovery is more cautious than the 2.0%-2. Another major advantage of the low interest rates of recent years is that borrower repay their loan more quickly than with higher interest rates (see Figure 6).
A lower interest rate in Canada is likely to put downward pressures on the greenback, which is likely to come under downward pressures in the near future due to trading uncertainties. In addition, we are expecting a steepening of Canada's interest rate curve as the front end continues to be Bank of Canada backed, but forward interest rates may increase for some period as US interest rates react to Fed movements and the deficit-financed tax stimuli.
Looking ahead, we anticipate higher yields in Canada as the front end continues to be Bank of Canada backed, but forward rates may go up for some period as US interest rates react to Fed movements and deficit-financed tax stimuli.