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Expert panelists eye future rate climbs by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-11 12:59:05 PM

It’s by no means over and the fat lady hasn’t sung. Mortgage rates will indeed continue to climb headed into October, argues an expert panel assembled by RateSupermarket.ca. read more

Condos in Toronto: Are brokers at a disadvantage? by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-10 12:35:52 PM

Lenders continue to make it more difficult to obtain mortgages for condominiums in Canada’s biggest market and, unfortunately, brokers may be more disadvantaged than their mortgage specialists.read more

Tighter lending rules having a positive effect by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-10 11:35:43 AM

Brokers may not want to hear it but tighter mortgage lending rules have attributed to a decline in defaults; while CMHC profits climbed according to a press release by the organization published at the end of August.read more

Which broker has the most Klout by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-10 2:45:51 AM

Klout claims to be the standard of measuring a person’s influence in the social media realm and one mortgage broker has used it to create a Top 45 list of broker players leading the pack.read more

Banks call for interest rate hikes by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-09 10:50:16 AM

Banks and brokers rarely agree, but on this they may: Rick Waugh of the Bank of Nova Scotia suggests there is no housing bubble. However, he also advocates for higher interest rates.read more

Speculations confirmed as sales jump in August by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-09 10:46:50 AM

The numbers are in and they’re confirming speculation that rising rates pushed fence-sitters into the market, with GTA sales alone skyrocketed 21 per cent in August.read more

Female brokers build homes for needy by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-04 3:28:45 PM

Habitat for Humanity’s “Women build” takes place over 11 days as 1,000 women -- including several from Verico Premier Mortgage Centre – do their part to build homes for the less fortunate.read more

CMP Brokers on Lenders teaser by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-04 2:15:52 PM

Early results from CMP’s Brokers on Lenders survey prove that with the ever-tightening underwriting, brokers are having to rely more and more on Alt-A and B deals as fewer clients now qualify for prime.read more