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Baby boomers offering boon for brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 3:05:48 AM

A veteran Vancouver broker has tapped into the growing number of baby boomers willing to sell their houses and take out high-ratio mortgages on retirement homes in order to limit exposure to the volatile property market.read more

Vancouver broker weighs in on Chinese buyers by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-21 2:48:31 AM

A broker more than doubling his Chinese foreign clients in the last year is challenging the belief that language is an insurmountable barrier to accessing those buyers, now reshaping the West Vancouver and Richmond markets. Still, some, he concedes, prefer to deal with brokers of the same background.read more

MCAP extends helping hand to Habitat for Humanity by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-20 7:10:20 AM

MCAP is aiming to extend the reach of one of the broker channel’s favourite charities, through both its broker-partners and their shared clients.read more

Growing number of brokers reach for 'last ditch' lending by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-17 6:12:30 AM

Lendwise – what some brokers call the lender of last resort – is reporting 70-per-cent year-over-year growth in funded volumes for May, as brokers respond to increasingly fierce competition from the banks on rate, rate and more rate.read more

Axiom names VP for Ontario by | 2011-06-15 3:20:01 AM

Axiom Mortgage Partners has appointed Tony Roberts as the vice-president of Ontario and Eastern Canada.read more

Newbie Vancouver brokers go part-time as purchases slow by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-15 3:13:07 AM

The number of Vancouver brokers taking a second job outside the mortgage biz is on the upswing, say seasoned professionals, as the competition for a falling number of originations heats up and newbies find themselves without the established portfolios needed to grow referrals and refinances.read more

Centum enhances professional training for agents by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-06-11 4:33:36 AM

Centum Financial becomes the latest broker network to up its professional development game, choosing industry trainer REMIC to help its agents expand their knowledge base as the market makes it tougher to nail down originations.read more

There's still work to do by | 2011-06-10 10:58:26 PM

Canadian Mortgage Award recipient Brian Matthey says the industry has come a long way, but that it still needs to raise the bar to ensure the Canadian public sees brokers as professionalsread more