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.

  • 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

  • Brokers call for region-specific lending rules

    The general consensus among brokers is that government tinkering with lending rules is an unwanted annoyance; but do brokers in smaller markets have it worse than others? read more

  • Gift letters blowing the bubble?

    Parents in Toronto are funding their millennial kids’ first real estate purchases in record numbers, helping first-time buyers get a leg-up in an increasingly unaffordable market; and one well-respected industry voice believes the trend is ... read more

  • An opportunity to swoop in on banks' business?

    The banks are increasingly hot for renewal business, but one broker is pointing out a curious exception to that rule – one ripe with opportunity for brokers. read more

  • How to beat banks at renewal time

    The challenges of the traditionally slow winter season are now being compounded as banks contact past clients 120 days ahead of renewal – and just out of reach of a broker's 90-day rate hold. read more