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 blame busy August for slow September

    September is traditionally a busy month for brokers, but summer’s end has been slow for some following a busy August that saw rate-holders flood the market. read more

  • Brokers bolster credibility in the media

    Leading brokers regularly featured in the Toronto media suggest that with that exposure comes an obligation to bolster personal and industry credibility with straight talk focused on objective advice and avoiding unnecessary hype. read more

  • Brokers warn against dual licensing

    Brokers offering a cautionary note about dual licensing after one such industry player had his broker license suspended for five years. read more

  • Brokers share thoughts on business growth

    For a new broker, the hardest part may be branching outside the pool of friends and family to reach a larger client base – but coming from an industry known for its social aspect surely helps. read more

  • REMIC makes MBLAA recommendations

    The Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada (REMIC) has now delivered the recommendations of a 1,000 brokers to the man responsible for leading the review of Ontario’s MBLAA, with concerns about a potential double-standard high on the ... read more

  • Poloz hints at removal of low-rate stimulus

    The country is returning to “natural economic growth,” Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, told a conference at the Vancouver Board and Trade Wednesday, hinting at the eventual removal of low-rate stimulus. read more

  • Flaherty threatens action

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he will step in to intervene once more if the housing market appears to move toward a bubble. read more

  • CMA's Lifetime Achievement recipient speaks out

    As the CMA nomination process ramps up for another year, the 2013 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award admits he was surprised by the distinction while the sponsor of the award itself shares its reasons for backing the honour. read more

  • Broker to meet with MPP to discuss MBLAA

    Independent broker, Paolo Di Petta, will be meeting with Steven Del Duca, Liberal MPP of Vaughn and the man appointed to oversee the review of the MBLAA, on Thursday to discuss potential changes to the act – and he wants to collect and pres ... read more

  • TD snub doesn't surprise brokers

    Mortgage brokers say they understand why a TD home buying guide advises seeking out a mortgage specialist for expert advice, with no mention of its broker-partners. read more