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Brokerage and Realty announce partnership by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-17 6:44:47 AM

A Dominion Lending Centres franchise and Right at Home Realty (RAH) announced a partnership last week that will arm RAH’s real estate agents with brokerage services.read more

Flaherty backing away by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-13 8:51:50 AM

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appears to be backing away from further interference with the mortgage industry, sharing his satisfaction with the housing market and addressing a call for higher interest rates.read more

Poll: Industry reacts to broker-owned bank by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-12 10:08:49 AM

A poll asking brokers whether they’re more inclined to send a deal to a new “broker-owned bank” than an existing lender partner had a quarter of respondents answering “yes” even before receiving any details.read more

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