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Which term should I choose for a fixed-rate mortgage, open or closed?

Consult our table to compare the features of open and closed terms for a fixed mortgage.

  Open Closed
What does it mean?

You can pay off your mortgage more quickly without penalty.

There is normally a prepayment charge if you make extra payments before the end of the term. Accelerated payments can be made without penalty under certain conditions.

A good option if:

You are planning to sell the property or make a large payment, for example if you expect to receive an inheritance

You are planning to keep the property until the end of the term.


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