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  • OSFI plans B-21 official release by Jamie Henry | 02 Oct 2014

    The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has announced the planned release of the B-21 guidelines and admits there are still vulnerabilities to the mortgage insurance industry. read more

  • Self-awareness: The key to effective leadership? by MBN | 02 Oct 2014

    Self-awareness is an underrated leadership competency, as it underpins the more obvious qualities of a leader, including confidence and strategic thinking. Learning how to master it could consequently be the key to becoming an outstanding leader and inspiring your broking team to hit greater heights. read more

  • Calgary MLS for September near record level by Jamie Henry | 02 Oct 2014

    New figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board continue the trend of higher sales. read more

  • PIMCO says Bank of Canada should talk of rate rises by Jamie Henry | 02 Oct 2014

    Fund management firm Pacific Investment Management Co. says that the Bank of Canada should revert to talk of higher interest rates to halt the inflating property market. read more

  • Should older seniors sell up and rent instead? by Jamie Henry | 02 Oct 2014

    If you’ve owned your home for most of your adult life the concept of selling your property and renting may be somewhat hard to grasp but could it be the best option? read more

  • OSFI puts kibosh on bank risk-sharing by Justin da Rosa | 01 Oct 2014

    The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will not force Canada’s banks to assume more mortgage risk, despite calls from many in the industry for them to do so. read more

  • CMP Broker Lifestyle Survey: What should we ask? by CMP | 01 Oct 2014

    Last year marked the inaugural Broker Lifestyle Issue and in it, we uncovered just what exactly makes up the average mortgage broker. But this year, we'd like to get even more detailed so let us know what questions you'd like to see us ask in the comments below. read more

  • Why personality beats products every time by MBN | 01 Oct 2014

    "Sometimes brand success isn’t about product at all, it’s about attitude." These are the thoughts of uberbrand managing director Dan Ratner, who believes that a brand isn’t just a product or service. "It is the sum of everything your customers think about you.” read more

  • Realtors top the list for wage increases by Jamie Henry | 01 Oct 2014

    The latest survey of payroll hours and earnings from Statistics Canada shows that real estate agents have seen the biggest gains in income in the past year. read more

  • Is there a better way to add the homes Vancouver needs? by Jamie Henry | 01 Oct 2014

    Patrick Condon is the chairman of the University of BC’s urban design program and he believes that Vancouver’s current policy of building big developments away from the core downtown area isn’t necessarily the best option. read more