New poll: How do you vacation in the smart phone age?
Let’s face it: cell phones these days are tiny computers that make it almost impossible to leave work behind at the office. We’re connected 24/7, expected to respond almost immediately to every inquiry – even if they are received at midnight or, dare I say, while we’re on vacation.
Hot summer continues for brokers across Canada
According to CREA’s monthly national statistics sales edged up less than one per cent from June to July, continuing a trend begun in spring.
Condo market to land softly but certain markets in danger
The Conference Board of Canada is joining the chorus of experts forecasting a soft landing for Canada’s condo market, though the optimism doesn’t extend to some of the more popular cities.
Former bank employees find new home in broker industry
Former bank employees continue to flock to the mortgage broker industry, with the latest defectors finding a new home with Canada’s largest broker network after gaining experience with a rival network for a year.
Booming 2014 to give way to moderated 2015?
CMHC forecasts gradually improving economic conditions in Canada in 2014 and 2015; though it also predicts a moderation in housing starts, according to its latest quarterly Housing Market Outlook report, released Wednesday.
CMHC crunches condo ownership breakdown
Brokers and industry professionals have often wondered what percentage of condos in Canada’s two biggest markets are owned by investors and the data has finally been compiled.
Broker: Lender's products are what matters
One leading broker has echoed the same sentiments of some of Canada’s largest broker networks: it is a lender’s products – and not it’s affiliation with one particular network – that will determine broker opinion.
Lender grows share and earns support across channel
A leading lender is enjoying significant growth and support from the broker networks across Canada following its investment in one of those networks.
Insurer stat points to healthy market?
One of Canada’s leading private insurers unveiled strong second quarter results and, perhaps more interestingly, one statistic that potentially points to a healthy housing market.
Bank products superior to monolines'
Brokers often prefer sending business to their monoline partners rather than to one of the big banks and CMP’s forthcoming Brokers on Lenders survey will provide those partners with details on how to better compete.