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Commercial market back on track
2009-10-22 1:20:13 PM
Canada's commercial mortgage market has changed drastically over the last two years, with appetite for certain sectors completely drying up and lending guidelines drastically tightening. All that seems to be on the way out, however, as recent signs point to a recovery.read more
Where have all the B lenders gone?
2009-10-22 5:54:58 AM
With Wells Fargo the latest non-prime lender to fall off the mortgage map, Erin Letson talks to remaining alternative lenders to see what they're offering the alt-A set of clients and how they're mitigating risk
Milevsky re-ponders variable rates
2009-10-08 11:40:12 AM
Although York University professor Moshe Milevsky still believes variable rate mortgages save customers money in the long run - something that his well-known 2001 study showed - he said current market conditions means there is more risk involved in these types of products.read more
Lender status cards - do you have yours?
2009-10-03 2:43:10 AM
Broker status and incentive programs are becoming increasingly common among mortgage lenders - but what does it mean for brokers? Erin Letson explores what lenders are trying to achieve, why efficiency matters and how to become a status brokerread more