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Ahead of the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement on Wednesday, some homeowners may be concerned about the impact rising interest rates will have on their mortgage payments. Those with fixed-rate mortgages, for example, may be forced to renew their agreement at a much higher interest rate.
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