Justin da Rosa

I am the editor for Mortgage Broker News Canada.

Email me at justin.darosa@kmimedia.ca, and follow me on Twitter.

  • Participate in fraud chat; reach 700,000+ people

    Brokers who are active on Twitter – and those who aren’t yet – have an opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of people by taking part in a fraud chat hosted by FSCO and the Toronto Police Service every Thursday.

  • Analyst questions CREA stats

    One industry analyst is questioning how CREA reports its home sales data, suggesting his own analysis points to a less frenetically paced market.

  • Brokers split on whether they hope Flaherty runs again

    Brokers are divided on whether they feel Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stepping down would benefit the mortgage industry, despite the finance minister’s history of instituting unpopular mortgage measures meant to cool the market.

  • Second mortgage insurer follows suit

    That didn't take long. One major mortgage insurer wasted no time announcing its own premium changes, following CMHC’s major statement Friday.

  • Broker: CMHC announcement could have been worse

    The CMHC announcement Friday that it is raising its premiums may have allowed brokers to sigh in relief; at least for one, who feared much more intrusive changes from the Crown Corporation

  • CMHC hike won't slow market, according to one expert

    The effects of CMHC’s premium hike remain to be seen, but one industry expert believes it will not slow down the market.

  • CMHC raises premiums

    CMHC is increasing its mortgage insurance premiums for homeowners and 1-4 unit rental properties effective May 1, 2014.

  • Network head: Alternative lending key to success

    Brokers prepared to dismiss B and C lending may be handicapped in 2014, with one major network head suggesting those brokers who embrace alternative lending will find themselves at the head of the pack.

  • Broker not intimidated by rate sites, buydowns

    Despite increasing competition from rate sites and competitors buying down rate, one leading broker sees the changing industry landscape as an opportunity to refocus business.

  • 2.99 returns; sparks competition

    Brokers are used to having the best rates available in the market but for now it looks like they’re being beat out by one local credit union; though it appears it may have sparked another “rate war,” with one leading broker offering a competitively priced product.