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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

Broker wins channel national media attention by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-03 9:10:59 PM

Brokers: You may want to thank one of your own for giving your industry a significant plug in Canada’s largest newspaper.read more

Brokers buried by paperwork by Justin da Rosa | 2013-09-03 12:46:38 PM

Mortgage professionals are increasingly having to spend more time with a file before submission in order to clear the rising hurdle of due diligence and avoid the kind of back-and-forth with a lender that frustrates borrowers.read more

Are mortgage brokers approachable? by Justin da Rosa | 2013-08-31 1:58:39 AM

Mortgage brokers are increasingly keen to hang onto their reputation as the “friendliest” financial services experts around, with community involvement still the preferred way to meet that objective.read more