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 react to Poloz

    In the wake of Stephen Poloz’s announcement that he believes Canada will avoid a housing bubble, brokers may agree but they are still wary of any future interference by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. read more

  • Usual breakdown missing from CAAMP report

    CAAMP released its fall report earlier this week indicating that brokers have enjoyed an increased market share compared to their banking counterparts; but missing from this year’s survey is the usual breakdown into new originations and ren ... read more

  • Another rate site has brokers frustrated

    Whispers of a new rate site being backed by a deep-pocketed company have made their way across the industry, leaving some brokers frustrated. read more

  • CAAMP: brokers gaining market share

    The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) released its annual fall survey report on Tuesday which indicated that brokers are quickly gaining valuable market share on their banking counterparts. read more

  • Bozic on Flaherty

    One of the industry’s most influential thought leaders pulled no punches last Thursday when he was featured on the Canadian Mortgage Hangout (#cmhTV) – especially when talking about Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s recent threats to interven ... read more

  • CREA: Markets declined in October

    The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its monthly numbers for all of Canada and – true to its forecast released last month – Canadian home sales have dropped in October 2013. read more

  • Two portraits of a Millennial first-time homebuyer

    Developers presented two very different profiles of Millennial first-time buyers at the CMHC conference in Toronto Tuesday -- both absolutely key for brokers to understand as they head into 2014. read more

  • The most unique broker incentive ever?

    In a bid to drum up potential business, a Brampton-based broker took to the street to hand out pamphlets inviting potential clients to attend a 45-minute presentation… and the chance to win the most unorthodox prize ever. read more

  • Bank economist offers key forecast

    One leading economist is offering both good and bad news for brokers concerned about the immediate future of home sales as interest rates tick higher and buyer appetite seems more and more uncertain. read more

  • Public votes on brokerage's next national TV ad

    Mortgage Alliance asked the public to vote on the company’s next national television ad… and the results are in. read more