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Alberta brokers brace for influx of Ont., B.C. agents by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-10 2:00:20 PM

New forecasts for Alberta home sales have local brokers bracing for another wave of interprovincial poaching as mortgage professionals from B.C. and Ontario amp up their cross border marketing.read more

Brokers scramble to retain FirstLine clients by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-10 11:08:19 AM

No, brokers, it wasn’t all in your head. CIBC’s latest financials confirm the bank has actively been shifting its mortgage focus back to the branch and away from the broker channel, ahead of putting FirstLine on the auction block.read more

BoC may end the rate wars by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-09 5:17:50 AM

If the banks aren’t prepared to put the brakes on rising mortgage debt, the Bank of Canada may soon be, hinting that it could raise its key overnight rate as soon as this summer.read more

New front opens on the mortgage wars by Vernon Clement Jones | 2012-03-09 4:33:27 AM

Forget the rate wars! says one agent. We’re now in the middle of an underwriting war, with new channel lenders forcing established players to shorten turnaround times and keep clients from running to the bank.read more

Beating the banks by | 2012-03-08 5:49:54 PM

As part of its annual year-end survey, Dominion Lending Centres polled its network in December to find out what brokers from across the country feel are their greatest challenges for 2012. Find out what they plan to do to overcome these challenges and turn them into opportunitiesread more

Home ownership affordability improves by Donald Horne | 2012-03-08 10:52:40 AM

Home ownership costs – driven up by dramatic price increases in Vancouver early last year – continued to drop as 2011 came to a close, according to RBC.read more