Justin da Rosa

Justin da Rosa

I am the editor for Mortgage Broker News Canada.

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

  • Brokers: CMHC refocus is misguided

    Brokers have had time to let the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) recently announced priority shift to sink in and while some laud the crown corporation’s efforts, others believe it should be addressing more pressing concern ... read more

  • CMA Standouts: Blair Anderson

    Blair Anderson looks to another industry entirely for inspiration for running his mortgage business. read more

  • ​CMA Standouts: Gord McCallum

    As the founder, president and CEO of First Foundation, Gord McCallum has followed a simple business strategy from the start. read more

  • ​CMA Standouts: Tracy Valko

    Tracy Valko may have started on the “other side” in 1999 when she joined MCAP in the mortgage retention department and underwriting for ING Direct, but in 2003 she joined the brokerage side to become an independent broker in the Kitchener-W ... read more

  • ​Canada's top 75 Brokers : Collin Bruce

    It took a few years, but Collin Bruce has finally made his way to the top of the mountain and captured the No. 1 spot on CMP’s Top 75 Brokers list after being in the Top Five each of the last three years. read more

  • ​Canada's top 75 Brokers : Christine Xu

    Making her debut in the Top Five is mortgage broker Christine Xu of Mortgage Architects in Markham, Ont. Xu funded $120,034,969 in 2013 largely on the strength of residential deals. read more

  • Brokers call for appraisal changes

    Brokers who are frustrated by outdated and inaccurate appraisals are calling for a reform that will take into account other valuations when deciding the value of a home. read more

  • CMHC to get back to its roots

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will shift its priority back to its originally intended purpose: helping Canadians buy homes they can afford. read more

  • Brokers: Advising clients on new builds

    Many buyers in hot housing markets across Canada choose to purchase new build houses and condos and with several of them encountering issues after contracts are signed, brokers have figured out keys to advising these clients. read more

  • Spring market heats up

    Brokers in 80 per cent of Canada's markets likely experienced a recent surge in business as sales continued to heat up with the weather. read more