Justin da Rosa

Justin Da Rosa is a journalist with Canadian Mortgage Professional.

Contact:
Justin.DaRosa@keymedia.com

  • Appraisers fire back at brokers

    Real estate appraisers took to the comments section of MortgageBrokerNews.ca to explain -- and defend – the appraisal process following critical comments from mortgage brokers.

  • Brokers: Banking double standard regarding wait times

    Brokers are frustrated by increasingly lengthy processing times when dealing with the banks – especially when those same banks expeditiously approve broker clients in-branch.

  • 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 concerns.

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    Brokers who are frustrated by outdated and inaccurate appraisals are calling for a reform that will take into account other valuations when deciding the value of a home.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oliver responds to calls for more housing regulation

    Joe Oliver responded to the critics calling for more active participation from the minister in reining in housing industry and cooling mortgage rates.

  • Broker calls for government to change its focus

    Home prices are at an all-time high and mortgage rates are at an all-time low, leading many pundits to wonder what, if anything, the Canadian government will do to rein in the industry. One leading broker has an idea that doesn’t involve regulation changes.

  • Brokers push back against industry trend

    Rate discounting may be a necessity these days but many brokers are pushing back by drawing attention to the added value of advising clients about more than just rate.