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Brokers edge out bankers for media spotlight by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-05-01 7:31:03 AM

Brokers are increasingly finding themselves in front of TV cameras and quoted in the news – elbowing out bankers and economists in an effort to elevate their collective profile.read more

Flaherty throws CMHC future in doubt by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-05-01 4:15:49 AM

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is hinting – like none of his predecessors before him – that the government could and, perhaps, should get out of the mortgage insurance business.read more

Brokers brace for new CMHC boss by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-04-27 12:19:46 PM

Getting CMHC to approve deals may soon be tougher, with the introduction of a new bill handing ultimate control for government-backed mortgage insurance to an increasingly strict OSFI.read more

Brokers use waivers to get beyond rate by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-04-26 4:27:48 AM

It may seem like a cover-you-butt approach – asking clients who opt for no-frills mortgages to sign a waiver – but it also has the power to redirect them to full-featured alternatives, say an increasing number of brokers.read more

Fears of bubble, price collapse in Ontario are overblown report says by WM | 2012-04-25 11:39:32 AM

A new report predicts house prices in Ontario will continue to climb over the next three years, but also goes on to say that economic growth in the province means there is no threat of a housing bubble.read more

Not all lines of credit are created equal by | 2012-04-22 12:16:57 PM

Canadian Real Estate Wealth contributor Peter Kinch explains that brokers working with investors looking for extra leverage to make their next investment must look at the nuances and differences offered to them in the form of lines of credit read more

Advocates of 100% commissions answer back by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-04-21 12:34:19 AM

The tides have turned in the direction of 100 per cent commissions for agents, and the only thing brokers can do is go with the flow, argues one team leader, pointing to the success of his own flat-fee model in winning back associates.read more