In an excellent post by Huffington Post yesterday they explained how the U.S. Government Shutdown Driving Canadian Mortgage Rates Lower, For Now.
"The U.S. government shutdown has had an interesting side effect for Canada: It has held out the promise of lower mortgage rates, and therefore a stronger housing market.
Not that the housing market needs much help these days. Housing starts jumped 5.3 per cent in September, according to data released Tuesday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., beating analysts’ estimates. All parts of the country saw rising starts except Ontario, where they fell 15.6 per cent.
September house sales in the two most closely-watched markets, Toronto and Vancouver, are up 30 per cent and 63.8 per cent respectively, according to those cities’ real estate boards."
You can read the full post here.