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U.S. could learn from Canada's mortgage market, blogs WSJ by | 2011-04-04 12:06:14 PM

The superior practices of Canada's mortgage market should be imitated by the U.S., blogged Wall Street Journal mortgage and real estate reporter James R. Hagerty. At a U.S. housing-policy conference this week, Bank of Canada researcher Virginie Tract received "one of the biggest rounds of applause" by simply describing how the Canadian mortgage market works. She, however, declined to say if Canada does have a better system than the U.S, wrote Hagerty.read more

Broker Network of the Year finalists announced by | 2011-04-01 11:16:22 AM

This year’s Canadian Mortgage Awards will have some added excitement as the Mortgage Broker Network of the Year will be presented for the first time.read more

Brokers encouraged to learn more about commercial mortgages by Vernon Clement Jones | 2011-04-01 6:55:07 AM

Residential mortgage brokers continue to turn down commercial business rather than lead clients through the often-daunting application process, private lenders told a recently held CMP mortgage workshop.read more

Brokers react to election call by | 2011-03-31 5:29:32 AM

An “election reprieve” from interest rate hikes may not translate into the busy spring season brokers were hoping for, with industry leaders identifying a possible downside to the federal campaign.read more

Brokers learn about fast-growing Alt-A market at CMP Mortgage Workshop by | 2011-03-29 9:19:00 AM

Brokers prepared to let Alt-A and non-prime clients pass them by may miss out on the market's fastest growing segment, those attending the recently held CMP Mortgage Workshop were told.read more

Commercial real estate market should improve in 2010: Toronto board by | 2011-03-28 3:17:31 AM

The Toronto Real Estate Board Commercial Members say a struggling market will start to turn around in the new year, based on GDP and employment growth.read more

BoC rate to reach two per cent by year end: RBC by | 2011-03-28 12:28:51 AM

As part of its economic outlook for 2011, RBC projects that the Bank of Canada overnight rate will rise from one per cent to two per cent by year-end.read more