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VERICO: Rumours of my death have ... by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-01 3:48:28 PM

It's the broker equivalent of turning lemons into lemonade, with VERICO using rumours about its sale to a competing network to bring an expanding membership even more

Canadian consumers: Thank you, Mr. Bernanke by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-29 11:14:47 AM

The U.S. decision to hold short-term interest rates near zero through 2014 – 18 months longer than expected – suggests the Bank of Canada now has little choice but to do the same, giving consumers – and brokers – more time to dally in the current low-rate environment, say more

MCAP-acquired ResMor division to continue originations by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-25 11:58:16 AM

ResMor Trust’s residential mortgage division will continue to originate new home loans under the rebranded name RMG Mortgages after MCAP formally takes the reins next month, has more

First-time bonus unlikely to help brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-24 6:12:03 AM

Banks – and not brokers -- will likely win billions of dollars in new mortgages stemming from a B.C. tax credit for first-time buyers of new more

Economists: Bet on more mortgage rule changes by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-23 6:50:20 AM

A new poll suggests economists are increasingly convinced the government will move to ratchet down mortgage rules in 2012 – that even as the broker channel ramps up lobbying efforts to block the more

Veteran sells book with a twist by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-22 10:23:58 PM

One of B.C.’s most veteran brokers is blazing yet another trail -- putting his book up for sale, but as part of business package that includes a leased storefront synonymous with mortgages for nearly two more

Report: Tighter mortgage rules threaten key industry by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-02-18 8:12:36 AM

A broker channel report is now documenting what could well be at stake with further tightening of the country’s mortgage rules -- detailing the economic impact of the housing and mortgage more