Housing starts measure drops to end year
The trend measure of housing starts in Canada dropped to 192,047 in December, compared to 194,807 a month prior, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Broker: Expect market share to continue to shrink
Broker market share shrunk in 2014, and industry players should expect more of the same this year, says one leader.
Housing market outlook 2015
Home prices are expected to rise or remain stable in most Canadian markets this year, according to an in-depth report released by one industry organization.
Professional advises brokers to focus on debt management
One industry player is advising brokers to not only focus on helping clients with debt management, but to write about it as well.
Hot market approached record in 2014
The numbers are in and one of Canada’s hottest housing markets neared record sales in 2014.
Broker discusses lender aversion to micro condos
Micro condos may be one of the biggest Canadian real estate trends on the horizon, but financing continues to be an issue. One broker explains why.
New program helps broker clients choose a neighbourhood
A new website aims to help potential homebuyers make one of the most important decisions when buying a home – which neighbourhood to live in -- and its founder believes mortgage brokers offer "major opportunity".
Alternative market share hits record highs
Alternative lenders’ market share has grown to record levels in 2014, according to new data from one major bank.
Exclusive: CMHC chief economist weighs in on foreign condo investment
For the first time, CMHC released data on foreign condo investors in Canada Wednesday and in an exclusive with MortgageBrokerNews.ca, a CMHC economist shares some details behind the methodology used.
CMHC releases foreign condo investment stats
In a first for CMHC, the Crown corporation has asked property managers to disclose the percentage of units owned by foreign investors as part of its Rental Market Survey.