No Spooky, Scary October Surprises for Mortgage Rates

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Economic factors affecting mortgage rates have seen little change over the past month, prompting the expert panel to believe stability is in store for both fixed and variable rates. Fixed mortgage rates are to remain constant as Government of Canada bond yields remain low due to steady investor interest. Slowing economies in the Eurozone, Asia and in Canada indicate the Bank of Canada will not raise its overnight lending rate, and variable mortgage rates will not change in the foreseeable future.

Fixed: Unchanged

No major movement is anticipated for fixed mortgage rates as Government of Canada bond yields remain steady, and the economy shows signs of a slowdown. However, with October 31 marking year-end for most lenders, we may see some aggressive pricing for mortgages closing prior to the end of the month.

Variable: Unchanged

With no positive change seen on the international economic scale, and with Canada’s own economy showing signs of slowing, the Bank of Canada is not expected to raise its overnight lending rate. As a result, variable mortgage rates are not anticipated to change.

About the Mortgage Rate Outlook Panel

The Panel includes some of the country's top mortgage experts, and helps Canadian consumers make informed decisions by offering a short-term outlook for fixed and variable mortgage rates.

This month's panel members:

  • Mark Kocaurek, Senior Vice President, ING DIRECT
  • Elisseos Iriotakis, President, Safebridge Financial
  • Mary Zenar, Mortgage Broker, Zenar Financial
  • Dr. Ian Lee, Director of the MBA program at the Sprott School of Business and Chair of the MBA Committee
  • Dan Eisner, MBA. AMP. President, True North Mortgage


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