Justin da Rosa

  • Overheating continues

    The federal government decision to step in with tighter mortgage rule changes may increasingly rest on the performance of one market now raising alarm bells.

  • Bank economists point to interest rate changes

    Brokers now know what the near future holds for rates -- following the Bank of Canada’s decision to hold its overnight rate at ¾ per cent – but what can they expect in the longer-term? Several big bank economists weigh in.

  • Are brokers equal to financial advisors?

    If the answer is “yes,” shouldn’t their compensation model be the same. A number of industry players think so.

  • Bank of Canada considers more-dire housing outlook

    Brokers may be disappointed that the BoC refrained from moving its key rate lower, but the decision may speak volumes about the market’s health or lack thereof.

  • Bank of Canada announces overnight rate

    The economic assessment published with today’s overnight rate decision is providing brokers insight into the market for the rest of 2015.

  • Are the broker network’s days numbered?

    Want to know who is the most-controversial commenter on MortgageBrokerNews.ca? Brace yourselves.

  • The end of one building boom

    The country’s hottest housing market is trending to levels not seen since the last recession, according to one major bank.

  • Call to put brokers on a fee-only model

    With increased competition among banks and credit unions, one professional believes the move to a fee-only model could be the key to keeping brokers on top.

  • Brokers identify key drawback to 1.49% rate

    Some brokers are pointing to real concerns for those borrowers opting for Meridian’s 1.49 per cent offer – their objections having little to do with personal concerns about the lender’s sales strategy.

  • BoC rate predictions are in

    Brokers hoping for another gift from the Bank of Canada at Wednesday’s rate announcement may be out of luck, if experts pointing to new economic data are correct.