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First-Time Home Buyer

Special offer rate of 0.99% APR*** on a 5-year variable closed term high ratio mortgage1.

First Time Home Buyer

You're not alone

An HSBC Mortgage Specialist will be with you every step of the way. We’ll make sure that you understand your options, the home-buying process and when to engage the other professionals who make up your home-buying team.




Make the best choices for you, your family and your future, with mortgage solutions from HSBC. We can help you achieve all of your goals by ensuring that the first mortgage you select is right for you.

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Closing costs

Some of the money that you’ve saved for your first home will need to include closing costs. These are the legal and administrative fees that all home buyers are required or recommended to pay before and after the transaction is completed.

Mortgage default insurance providers will ask for proof of your ability to cover closing costs based on 1.5% of the purchase price. Budgeting at least this amount is recommended for all first-time home buyers.

View closing costs at a glance

Fixed versus variable interest rate

Mortgage payments reduce the interest owing on your loan while they reduce the principal amount that you owe. In the first term of your first mortgage, most of your payment will be allocated to interest charges. By your final term, the opposite will happen.

With a fixed rate mortgage, your interest rate will not change throughout the term of your mortgage.

With a variable rate** mortgage, your payment amount stays fixed for the term; however, the interest rate will fluctuate with any changes in our prime interest rate.

Get pre-approved and shop with an advantage

A no cost, no-obligation pre-approval gives you several advantages in today’s competitive housing market.

When you get a Mortgage Pre-approval Letter2 for an HSBC mortgage, you’ll know exactly how much you can afford to spend on your first home. This empowers you to negotiate from a position of strength, knowing that financing will not be an issue when your offer is accepted.

An HSBC Mortgage could be just what you need.

Five year variable** closed

1.39%  (1.42% APR)*


Five year fixed closed

2.79%  (2.82% APR)*

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