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Flaherty stays - better the devil you know by Donald Horne | 2013-07-18 8:34:31 AM

Mortgage brokers may have been ready to burn Jim Flaherty in effigy last year when he tightened the mortgage rules, but yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that Flaherty would remain as finance minister drew a grudging sigh of relief across the channel.read more

The real threat to market recovery by Donald Horne | 2013-07-11 11:48:51 AM

Recent real estate numbers show a stabilizing market in Toronto and Vancouver, but one broker wonders if this recovery can sustain itself in the face of rising rates, and, more especially, OSFI’s tighter guidelines.read more

Could higher rates have same effect here? by Donald Horne | 2013-07-11 8:31:20 AM

Brokers doubt higher interest rates here will have the same effect as in the U.S., where potential homebuyers are backing off in greater numbers.read more

Broker would welcome application software choice by Donald Horne | 2013-07-09 6:19:08 PM

There's one application platform that dominates the industry, but some brokers are asking lenders to do what they can to ensure more choice, starting with MorWEB.read more

Brokers preparing to-do lists for FSCO by Donald Horne | 2013-07-09 10:30:45 AM

This week’s appointment of parliamentary assistant Steven Del Duca to oversee a five-year review of Ontario’s Mortgage Brokers Act has already spawned a slew of broker wish lists for what could and should be tweaked to better the industry.read more

In-house referral partnership brings quality referrals by Donald Horne | 2013-07-08 11:18:21 AM

Brokers need to look beyond realtors when cultivating referral sources, says one broker, who is getting quality referrals from a financial planner.read more