Justin da Rosa

I am the editor for Mortgage Broker News Canada.

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  • CAAMP acquires Canadian Mortgage Trends

    The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) announced Thursday it has acquired Canadian Mortgage Trends.

  • Former Ontario broker faces 28 charges

    The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has charged a former licensed broker with 28 counts under the Ontario Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act.

  • Broker debate over Flaherty's legacy

    Brokers are of two minds following Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s announcement Tuesday that he is stepping down; some commend his initiatives while others are happy to see him go.

  • Broker: 'Recalibrate' business model to survive

    One former CAAMP chair and head of one of the largest independent brokerages is warning brokers to “recalibrate” their business model or risk being left behind as the market changes.

  • CREA updates forecast

    The Canadian Real Esate Assocation (CREA) updated its forecast for home sales in Canada Monday and the new data points to a very modest sales increase for 2014 and 2015; indicating brokers may have a tougher time funding deals in the next 24 months.

  • Home sales remains relatively unchanged in February

    Home sales remained steady in February 2014 on a month-over-month basis according to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s latest stats released Monday.

  • Broker's new mortgage site solves rate shopper problem

    Brokers often lament the rate shopper who flees at the eleventh hour and one leading broker may have solved that problem by charging a hefty cancellation fee as part of his new self-directed mortgage shopping site.

  • Broker extolls new model

    One broker is embracing a new model that he hopes will aid in retention and set him up for retirement; but is he forsaking the proud pillar of the industry: Independence?

  • Toronto brokers in for a tough 2014/2015?

    Toronto brokers may feel the pinch over the course of the next two years, with the GTA’s housing market expected to feel the effects of interest rate increases, according to a TD economic report.

  • Broker network at the Oscars

    One leading broker network placed TV ads during the season’s two biggest events and the numbers of both campaigns are in; suggesting sports fans may continue to represent a market most keen for the message.