Justin Da Rosa is a journalist with Canadian Mortgage Professional.
Many brokers have experienced a slowdown in Alberta – and while others have braced for a downturn that never materialized, players may not yet be in the clear despite recent Bank of Canada optimism.
Brokers aren’t ready to give up without a fight, according to new details about mortgage market share released by CAAMP.
Brokers are reporting slower deal conversions on the B-side as lenders are requiring more documentation in the wake of new regulations.
Brokers have been frustrated by too much government oversight in certain areas, but when it comes to this one issue, many believe the government should step in.
Multi-unit starts in three regions paved the way for an increase in overall Canadian housing starts in May, but a slight moderation is also in the offing.
Lenders are offering brokers false promises in answer to a very big gripe.
Brokers in this one major market may have noticed a decline in clients seeking mortgage for condos – and that trend may continue with fewer starts being reported as well.
Broker frustrations about inconsistent payment penalties have sparked a creative solution.
With household debt at record levels, one B.C. man’s fast foreclosure serves as a cautionary tale for the rest of Canadians.
Brokers have been frustrated by tightened underwriting from both the insurers and the monolines, and one lender has stepped up to provide some more clarity on how premiums are determined.