Despite a historically low fixed rate for 10-year terms, one could say that the favor tends to the shortest terms – at least for borrowers who are financially stable. It is known that the shorter terms have lower probabilities of rising, this argument continues to play against fixed mortgage rates of 10 years.

## However, less than a month ago

Orsbinbank would reverse the situation by setting a new fixed rate record. This 3.69% is the lowest rate for the 10 year term. In doing so, it is increasingly difficult to prefer the shortest terms.

“When it comes to choosing a mortgage term, secured loan rates are popular,” says David Stafford, director at Orsbinbank. “We have seen customers move for shorter terms in order to benefit from marginal savings. Since one of the best options in this market is to block the funds for as long as possible in order to benefit from the indexation of the profits generated by the rates.

## We can not predict the future

But several economic indicators indicate that things are improving – especially south of the border,” says Stafford. “… If we think that rates are returning to a more normal range, those who do not have short terms think of getting them. ”

Currently, the rates shown for 10-year terms are far below average. While in 2007, during the credit crisis, they exceeded, by 2 points, the current average.

Stafford encourages, therefore, people who today take fixed terms of 10. He believes that these should, even, consider making payments “as if it were 2007.” By that he means the same payments as the 2007 rates were still in effect. Thus, you will partially mitigate the differential rate between the terms of 5 and 10 years.

## 5 years vs 10 years

At the moment, you can get a rate of 2.84% for a fixed rate of 5 years. The business case shows that for a fixed 10-year term to be cheaper than a 5-year fixed, the best 5-year rate would need to increase by 1.86% over the next 60 months.

In other words, if you have a fixed rate of 2.84% for a term of five years and it can be renewed, but at a rate of 4.70%; prefer the 10-year term rate.

A return can only be based on the comparison of regular mortgage interest. There are, therefore, many other considerations with a selection of a term for early termination penalties.

For Orsbinbank, he says, “try to get people’s attention for the occasion. “At 3.69%, it’s a deal. Prefer Orsbinbank rates. “