Justin Da Rosa is a journalist with Canadian Mortgage Professional.
A year after publishing a Globe and Mail article that drew broker ire for extolling the benefits of the AMP, CAAMP takes a more inclusive approach in this year's feature.
He’s at it again. The economist responsible for the most dire real estate prediction to date now believes the Canadian market is more overleveraged than America’s just prior to the economic crisis.
Many real estate markets are out of reach for first-time buyers, and new data suggests that those upgrading to more-expensive homes struggle just as much.
One Toronto-based business school professor is sounding the alarm for high ratio homebuyers.
Brokers often complain about slow deal turnaround times, but one industry partnership will look to speed up the underwriting process for monolines.
The government made a pledge in the federal budget that brokers can’t afford to gloss over, cautions one industry vet, worried about the possibility of higher mortgage rates.
The verdict is still out for some, but many brokers are applauding the launch of a unified broker association being compared to the nation’s Realtor organization.
FSCO continues to crack down on unlicensed financial companies attempting to circumvent the use of mortgage brokers by dealing directly with the public.
One broker believes industry players will continue to be necessary when it comes to the mortgage industry.