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.

  • CREA updates forecast

    The Canadian Real Esate Assocation (CREA) updated its forecast for home sales in Canada Monday and the new data points to a very modest sales increase for 2014 and 2015; indicating brokers may have a tougher time funding deals in the next 2 ... read more

  • Home sales remains relatively unchanged in February

    Home sales remained steady in February 2014 on a month-over-month basis according to the Canadian Real Estate Association’s latest stats released Monday. read more

  • Broker's new mortgage site solves rate shopper problem

    Brokers often lament the rate shopper who flees at the eleventh hour and one leading broker may have solved that problem by charging a hefty cancellation fee as part of his new self-directed mortgage shopping site. read more

  • Broker extolls new model

    One broker is embracing a new model that he hopes will aid in retention and set him up for retirement; but is he forsaking the proud pillar of the industry: Independence? read more

  • Toronto brokers in for a tough 2014/2015?

    Toronto brokers may feel the pinch over the course of the next two years, with the GTA’s housing market expected to feel the effects of interest rate increases, according to a TD economic report. read more

  • Broker network at the Oscars

    One leading broker network placed TV ads during the season’s two biggest events and the numbers of both campaigns are in; suggesting sports fans may continue to represent a market most keen for the message. read more

  • Women underrepresented in mortgage industry?

    More than half of poll participants in a recent BMO Wealth Management survey believe women face a ‘glass ceiling’ in the financial services industry and one broker believes the same applies to mortgage brokers. read more

  • Participate in fraud chat; reach 700,000+ people

    Brokers who are active on Twitter – and those who aren’t yet – have an opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of people by taking part in a fraud chat hosted by FSCO and the Toronto Police Service every Thursday. read more

  • Analyst questions CREA stats

    One industry analyst is questioning how CREA reports its home sales data, suggesting his own analysis points to a less frenetically paced market. read more

  • Brokers split on whether they hope Flaherty runs again

    Brokers are divided on whether they feel Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stepping down would benefit the mortgage industry, despite the finance minister’s history of instituting unpopular mortgage measures meant to cool the market. read more