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Association beefs up membership by Vernon Clement Jones | 2013-11-18 11:18:06 AM

The country’s newest mortgage broker association has spent its first few weeks beefing up membership rolls, setting an ambitious target for its fast approaching first quarter.read more

No need to rush home purchases, says brokerage by MBN | 2013-11-13 6:51:33 AM

Canadalend.com has now released its take on the long-term viability of variable rate mortgages, suggesting they represent the safest harbour for first-time homebuyers looking to get into the market.read more

Bank economist offers key forecast by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-12 11:53:16 AM

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

Brokers call for region-specific lending rules by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-11 6:08:20 PM

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? by Justin da Rosa | 2013-11-10 8:39:23 PM

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 contributing to the GTA’s oft-refuted housing bubble.read more

SEO: a puzzling work of art & science by CMP | 2013-11-09 7:46:35 AM

The term Search Engine Optimization is as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa’s smile, but brokers looking to land leads Online have got 1.2 million reasons to solve the mystery, writes Patrick Herman, an account manager with Canada’s largest search marketing firm, www.searchenginepeople.com, read more