A. Q.  Mufti

A. Q. Mufti

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage*

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A. Q.  Mufti

A. Q. Mufti

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage*

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Understanding the Current Mortgage Rate Drop: A Comprehensive Overview

December 21, 2023

Understanding the Current Mortgage Rate Drop: A Comprehensive Overview

The recent fluctuations in the mortgage market have stirred anticipation and hope among potential homebuyers. The reduction in five-year fixed mortgage rates below the 5% threshold, unseen since May, signifies significant shifts in the financial landscape eventually affecting the Real Estate market. Let's delve into the key points surrounding this development:

-  Bond Yields Influence Mortgage Rates:  

Traditionally, fixed-rate mortgages correlate with five-year bond yields. As these yields ascend, mortgage interest rates follow suit. Conversely, when bond yields decrease, mortgage rates also tend to decline.

-  Central Banks and Monetary Policy:  

Projections from both the Bank of Canada and the U.S. Federal Reserve about ceasing monetary tightening strategies have impacted the bond market. This forecast has triggered a decrease in bond yields, fostering an environment where mortgage rates can fall.

-  Impact on Mortgage Rates:  

The latest trend of lenders offering published five-year fixed rates below 5%, is signalling a potential resurgence of buyer interest. There is a strong possibility of further rate reductions if bond yields continue their downward trajectory.

-  Diverse Mortgage Offerings:  

One should understand the importance of individual negotiations when securing mortgages, that is banks often offer better deals depending on individual circumstances, loan amounts, and down payments, and of course credit rating and history.

-  Market Response and Preferences:  

Market trends are evolving, with a shift towards variable-rate mortgages. This change reflects consumer reluctance to commit to a fixed-rate mortgage, fearing a potential drop in rates by the Bank of Canada in 2024.

-  Consumer Behavior:  

Anticipating a potential rate drop from the Bank of Canada, consumers are opting for variable-rate mortgages, even with rates currently in the six to seven percent range at major banks, and are willing to take the risk.


The current landscape reflects a complex interplay of financial indicators and consumer behaviours. Buyers are evaluating their options cautiously, considering the possibility of rate reductions and adapting their mortgage preferences accordingly.

As the mortgage market evolves, the decision-making process for potential homeowners involves balancing present opportunities with future expectations. The declining rates may foster an atmosphere of increased housing market activity in anticipation of the spring rush in 2024.

While the downward trajectory of mortgage rates appears promising, it's important to acknowledge that market shifts seldom occur in a linear fashion. As such, fluctuations are expected, urging buyers to assess the situation pragmatically before making long-term commitments.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your individual needs and goals, feel free to reach out to me at 416-908-5600. I'm here to help you find the perfect tailor-made solution.

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A. Q. Mufti

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A glance at my achievements and passion;

  • Realtor
  • Former Member of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Committee
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Master Degree in Geography
  • Past Project Manager
  • Past IT consultant
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Gold Medal of Excellence for Human Rights
  • Community award for dedicated community services
  • Member of Mississauga mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Chair - Family Day Walkathon, raising $250K for a local hospital
  • Member of Halton District School Board's Education Committee
  • Member of Halton Region Police MFST
  • Former Member of Peel Region Public School Council
  • Former Scouts Canada leader
  • Former Team Captain of Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
  • Former Board member of an international relief organization
  • Column writer
  • TV Panelist on current affairs

RE/MAX has more than 100,000 agents in more than 95 countries agents and sells more real estate than any other Canadian brand.

At RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., I’m here to provide you, your family, and friends with exceptional services for your real estate needs including Residential, Commercial, and Agri/Farm Business.

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc. operates out of 17 locations with approximately 920+ trained real estate professionals. 10,852 properties were sold and 105,144 appointments were scheduled in 2017 alone!

With my background in IT and Project Management and, over the several years, contributing to many charitable/not for profit organizations as a board member, I bring professionalism, ethics, sincerity, and I strive for excellence.

If you are looking for a new place to live or do business and want to sell and/or buy your next home and/or business, I would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
I am not looking for short term gains, rather long term relationships, with the sole focus of finding solutions that best meet your needs.
I truly believe you are my best promoter when you tell others that you have received:

  •  My dedicated attention
  •  Best promotion
  •  Strong negotiation skills
  •  Taking care of critical facts
  •  Eye on items normally ignored
  •  Awareness of Market Trends
  •  Open discussion of the pros and cons

I am available during weekdays and weekends and would meet or pick up the phone personally or return your call at a time convenient for you.

You may reach me directly by calling 416-908-5600 or send me an email at your convenience at info@aqmufti.com.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wishing you and your family all the fun and enjoyment.

Designation: Realtor, MSc, PMP, ABR, SRS, CNE

Education: MSc

Specialty: Buy, Sell, and Rent Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural Properties

Awards: Certified Project Management Professional(PMP), Master Degree in Geography, Past IT consultant, Project Manager, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Gold Medal of Excellence for Human Rights, Community award for dedicated community services Award, Member of TREB Members Communications Committee, Member of Mississauga mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee, Former Scouts Canada leader, Former Team Captain of Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Member of Halton Region Equity and Inclusive Education Committee

Area Covered: GTA and beyond including Waterloo, London, Oxford, Woodstock, Niagara, Thorold

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

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