Fixed vs. variable mortgages

Try our quiz to see which one is right for you.

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by MoneySense staff
March 21st, 2012

From the magazine.

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1. Does the possibility of rising rates make you uncomfortable?
o Yes  o No

2. Is knowing how much goes towards your principal each month more important than having the potential to pay down your mortgage quickly?
o Yes  o No

3. Would you prefer that your monthly payment be fixed for the entire term of the mortgage?
o Yes o No

4. Do you have limited cash flow?
o Yes o No

Three or more “Yes” responses indicate you may be more comfortable in a fixed-rate mortgage. Otherwise, a variable-rate may be best for you.

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