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Are record-low mortgage rates tempting you to buy?

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Are you tempted to buy with mortgage rates so low? (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Canadians who have held off on buying a house might reconsider now that two major banks have dropped their mortgage rates to record lows.

The Bank of Montreal lowered its benchmark five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent late Thursday -- the lowest posted rate from a major bank in Canadian history.

At least one bank followed suit. Toronto-Dominion Bank reduced its posted four-year rate to 2.99 per cent Friday afternoon.

Five-year mortgage rates have fallen overall from a high in 1990 of 14.25 per cent. The highest rate in recent years was in 2007, at 7.54 per cent.

Are record-low mortgage rates tempting you to buy? Are you thinking of breaking your current mortgage to take advantage of the lower rate? Let us know in the comments below.



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