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The Best Mortgage Rates in Winnipeg

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Winnipeg Mortgage Rate Comparison

Evaluate all of Winnipeg's best mortgage rates in one place. RATESDOTCA’s Rate Matrix lets you compare pricing for all key mortgage types and terms.

Rates are based on a home value of $400,000

Insured 80% LTV 65% LTV Uninsured Bank Rate
1-year fixed rate 4.99% 6.00% 6.00% 6.59%
6.79%
2-year fixed rate 5.99% 5.60% 5.60% 5.94%
6.39%
3-year fixed rate 4.99% 5.50% 5.50% 5.09%
5.85%
4-year fixed rate 5.09% 5.30% 5.30% 5.09%
5.59%
5-year fixed rate 4.84% 5.09% 5.09% 5.04%
5.14%
7-year fixed rate 4.99% 5.44% 5.44% 5.60%
5.90%
10-year fixed rate 5.90% 6.14% 6.14% 6.00%
7.25%
3-year variable rate 6.25% 6.55% 6.55% N/A
8.60%
5-year variable rate 5.99% 6.20% 6.20% 6.25%
6.59%
HELOC rate 7.70% 8.20% 8.20% 8.20% N/A
Stress test 6.74% 6.94% 6.94% 5.25% N/A
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Written By Joel Kranc

Updated November 15, 2023

Winnipeg, Manitoba’s housing market

Not unlike elsewhere in the country, Winnipeg has seen a slowdown in its housing market due to affordability issues – mainly in response to high interest rates. Still, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), migration remains stable and/or will increase. Furthermore, Winnipeg’s economic fundamentals are relatively strong, which could lead to increased activity in the housing market going forward.

According to the Winnipeg Real Estate Board, the average price of a detached residential home in Winnipeg downtown was $150,625 in October 2023 – up 21.48% year-over-year. Residential attached homes in the same area saw an even greater increase that month – 41.99% year-over-year – which put the average price at $235,000.

This is in stark contrast to the rest of the city, with average prices in other areas mostly seeing slight decreases, with some increases here and there. For instance, the average price for a detached home in Southwest Winnipeg was $528,348 in October 2023 – down 2.76% year-over-year – while the average price for an attached home was $374,571 – down 3.81% year-over-year.

In terms of sales, most areas saw a decrease year-over-year. The most notable decrease for detached homes as of October 2023 was in Winnipeg downtown – 55.56% year-over-year, despite new listings being up 114.29%. For attached homes, the highest decrease as of October 2023 was in North Winnipeg – 35.5% year-over-year, with listings down 12.19%.

The downtown is once again an outlier here, however, with attached homes seeing a 100% increase in sales year-over-year and listings up 150%. Other parts of the city only saw decreases in attached homes sales.

The general gist here is that Winnipeg’s real estate market is slowing down from its more record-breaking days during the pandemic. Mortgage payments, on the other hand, are a different story.

Average mortgage payments in Winnipeg

Despite home prices dropping, according to this CHMC report, monthly payments for new mortgage loans in Winnipeg were up from $1,327 in the second quarter of 2022 to $1,491 in the same quarter in 2023 – an increase of 12.35%. The provincial average also rose from $1,277 to $1,464, or 14.6%. Not to belabor the point, but high interest rates throughout the year have influenced monthly payments as the year progressed. That may change if inflation holds steady (which it seems to be as of November 2023), and the Bank of Canada begins reducing rates – perhaps, in 2025, when it expects inflation to reach that magic 2% per year rate.

Speaking of which, the Bank of Canada predicts that by 2025 and 2026, the median rates for fixed and variable mortgages will be 4.4% and 4.5%, respectively. That means homebuyers who took out loans in 2020 and 2021 will see their monthly payments increase by $420, or 30% when their mortgage is renewed.

2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2023 Q1 2023 Q2
Canada$1,722$1,909$1,923$1,984$1,922
Manitoba$1,277$1,449$1,473$1,462$1,464
Winnipeg$1,327$1,506$1,536$1,523$1,491

Average value of mortgage loans in Winnipeg

Looking at the numbers from CMHC, Winnipeg’s value of new mortgage loans has dropped from $266,832 in the second quarter of 2022 to $241,536 in the same quarter in 2023 – that’s a decrease of nearly 10.5%.

The trend is the same throughout the province as well. In Manitoba mortgage payment values fell from $255,490 to $235,740 – a decline of 7.7%.

The average value of new mortgage loans, not surprisingly, has dropped, not only from quarter to quarter, but year-over-year. As interest rates have risen, new loans have dwindled, with the expense of taking a new mortgage preventing more buyers from getting into the market.

Average value of new mortgage loans

2022 Q2 2022 Q3 2022 Q4 2023 Q1 2023 Q2
Canada$366,163$363,654$325,612$320,298$314,864
Manitoba$255,490$272,728$251,420$237,080$236,740
Winnipeg$266,832$286,068$262,423$248,843$241,536

How banks and lenders determine Winnipeg mortgage rates

Banks and lenders in Winnipeg determine mortgage rates based on the same criteria as the banks in other parts of the country.

Lenders will look at the overnight rates of the Bank of Canada and determine their own rates based on those numbers. As the Bank of Canada raises rates, so too do the lenders (in general). As rates come down, so do the lender rates for mortgages in Winnipeg.

Lenders may also look at personal situations, such as the type of house being purchased, the term of the mortgage, the financial stability of the borrower and their down payment. Each lender has the power to negotiate rates with their customers to provide the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg for each situation.

For instance, in 2023, high inflation and the Bank of Canada’s action to raise interest rates, has had an enormous impact on mortgage lending rates.

The major banks have followed the Bank of Canada's lead and raised mortgage rates for consumers. This has had the effect of slowing demand and sales, leading to house prices falling as inventory grew.

The Bank of Canada has raised rates 10 times over the course of 2022 and 2023, as part of an aggressive campaign to fight inflation. The Bank recently held rates at 5% (as of November 2023).

Due to expectations of an economic downturn, bond yields that lead to fixed mortgage rates have been falling. The thinking is that inflation may be nearing its peak, but there is now also the risk of recession. In this case, lower growth and lower inflation could result in lower mortgage rates in 2024 and beyond.

Market demand can also affect mortgage rates. As demand heats up, prices for homes go up. However, competition from lenders could be a bonus for home buyers looking to buy homes, with banks offering lower rates to win business.

Factors that determine your own mortgage rate in Winnipeg

Other than macroeconomic factors such as inflation, there are other factors that are more personal to your situation. For example:

  • Credit score: This will show lenders your trustworthiness and how likely you are to pay down debt
  • Down payment: The more you save and have for a down payment, the lower your rate may be. Lenders want to reduce risk and so if you have more to put down towards your house, the more you may get a lower rate.
  • Type of mortgage: If you choose a fixed rate mortgage your payment and rate will stay the same throughout your full term. A variable rate mortgage will fluctuate based on the prime lending rate set by the lender.
  • Mortgage loan term: Choosing fixed rate mortgages can allow you to lock into lower rates if, for example, you choose a 5-year term versus a shorter 1-year term.

Tips on finding the best Winnipeg mortgage rates

With the Bank of Canada no longer being in rate-raising mode (as of November 2023), consumers would be wise to shop around for the best Winnipeg mortgage rates possible.

  • Using sites like RATESDOTCA is a great first start as it provides up-to-date comparisons and can connect you to a brokerage at the click of a button.
  • Talk to your real estate agent about options that suit your specific needs and financing.
  • Speak to your current bank or lender, if you have one, to see how they can assist you and if they will offer the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg.
  • In general, the better your credit, the more likely you will find the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg. So, do what you can to improve your credit score by paying off credit card balances and other personal debts to the extent you can.
  • The interest rate is important, but there's more to compare. Is there a prepayment penalty if you decide to refinance at some point? What are the total closing costs? Closing costs generally amount to 2% to 5% of the price of the home. If your home costs $150,000, expect to pay $3,000 to $7,500 in costs. That's a big range, so it would be wise of you to see what a lender typically charges.

Winnipeg mortgage regulation

Mortgage regulation in Winnipeg falls under provincial jurisdiction via the Manitoba Securities Commission. The Manitoba Securities Commission is a division of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency, is an independent agency of the Government of Manitoba that protects investors and promotes fair and efficient capital markets throughout the province.

The real estate division of the Manitoba Securities Commission registers real estate brokers, salespersons and mortgage brokers, monitors brokers' trust accounts, and investigates complaints against real estate brokers, salespersons and mortgage brokers.

The Mortgage Brokers Act regulates the activities of mortgage brokers. In order to be a mortgage broker, the business or individual arranging your mortgage must be registered with The Manitoba Securities Commission. Registration ensures the person you are dealing with has the proper training and resources necessary to conduct business in a way that will protect your interests. The Manitoba Securities Commission can also investigate complaints involving mortgage brokers and can often assist in resolving your complaint. The Commission can also hold hearings and issue orders to protect the public.

Mortgage lenders in Winnipeg

Homebuyers in Winnipeg looking for mortgage lenders have choice.

Insurance Companies Company Type Phone Address
BMO Mortgage Specialists Financial institution 1-204-995-7727 110-400 North Town Rd.  Winnipeg, R3Y 0J4 CA
CIBC Financial institution 1-204-944-5063 Grant Park Shopping Centre  1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6
HSBC Financial institution 1-888-310-4722 1560 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg  MB R3P 0Y4
Neo Financial Financial institution 1-855-636-2265 200 8 Ave. SW #400, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5
RBC Financial institution 1-204-988-5750 1700 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg  MB R3N 0K1.
Rocket Mortgages Financial institution 1-844-733-4766 156 Chatham St. W., Suite 2, Windsor, ON, N9A 5M7, Canada
Simplii Financial Financial institution 1-888-723-8881 161 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2S8
Tangerine Financial institution 1-416-756-2424 111 Gordon Baker Rd., Toronto, ON, M2H 3R1

How to find the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg

Every homebuyer is different. Needs, affordability and requirements will dictate the best tips for each. Here are some general tips that will help with the homebuyers' journey in Manitoba.

  1. Find out what you can comfortably afford.
  2. As best as possible, deal with and settle your current debt.
  3. Assess your savings and determine how much you can afford for a down payment.
  4. Know what you want and how long you will be there. For example: do you plan to grow your family? Is commuting a problem? Is transit accessible?
  5. Know what’s out there. Use sites like RATESDOTCA to know the market and what Manitoba mortgage rates are available to someone in your financial situation.
  6. Look into First-Time Homebuyers Incentive.

First-Time Homebuyers Incentive

  • The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive is a shared-equity mortgage with the Government of Canada, which offers:
  • 5% or 10% for a first-time buyer's purchase of a newly constructed home
  • 5% for a first-time buyer's purchase of a resale (existing) home
  • 5% for a first-time buyer's purchase of a new or resale mobile/manufactured home

Frequently asked questions about mortgages in Winnipeg

Get answers you have about getting a mortgage in Winnipeg.

How much can I save by comparing the current Winnipeg mortgage rates?

Comparing Winnipeg mortgage rates is the best way to save money on interest rates. Sites like RATESDOTCA can assist with those comparisons and expedite the mortgage approval process if and when you decided on the best Winnipeg mortgage rate to meet your needs.

Are Winnipeg mortgage rates higher than other cities in Manitoba?

Mortgage rates in Winnipeg or Manitoba and other provinces with smaller populations, are generally a little bit higher than the more populous provinces of Ontario and B.C. due to reduced lender selection and limited competition.

While you may pay a little more than Ontario residents, you can still find great rates through RATESDOTCA and rates will vary by lender. So, shopping around is a must.

Who has the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg?

Finding the best mortgage rates in Winnipeg can be easily compared when you know where to search. Luckily, Winnipegers are served by the big five banks (TD, Scotiabank, CIBC, RBC and BMO) and 22 credit unions. Check RATESDOTCA for the best rates from the biggest providers in Winnipeg.

Can you get a 30-year mortgage in Winnipeg?

Buyers in Winnipeg looking for the best rates and terms will be unable to find 30-year mortgages in that province. Homebuyers can find 25-year fixed rate mortgages. Only RBC offers this term, which is the longest term available in Canada from an A lender.

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