SickKids Hospital the real winners in Cruise for Kids Golf tournament
Raising money for a worthy cause is a must for many companies; but for Titan Equity Group, it was a no-brainer to mix golfers with a passion for the sport that was equal to their passion to support an amazing cause.
Keys to successful negotiation
Negotiation is an essential part of daily life and crucial to a successful business. Unfortunately, negotiation is also a fine art – and one that doesn’t come naturally to every broker.
Low interest rates spawn prepayment trend
Low interest rates and the push to squirrel away money for retirement have their most cautious clients adopting a risky strategy around mortgage repayment, say brokers.
Where are refinances from the rate cut?
The Bank of Canada handed brokers a gift with its move to cut the overnight rate, but mortgage professionals are having trouble finding the usual uptick in refinances.
Decision to join brokerage comes down to reputation and integrity
For many mortgage brokers looking to find greener pastures, or simply looking to try a new challenge in life, it isn’t always about money – as was the case for one broker.
Standardized penalties could be a negative for brokers… and clients
Be careful what you wish for – brokers hankering for standardized mortgage penalties could be undercutting one clear advantage they have over the banks.
A slight correction may be imminent, but is there cause for concern?
The most recent Bank of Canada rate cut highlights the current risks to the Canadian economy, according to one organization, arguing the housing market is 20 per cent overvalued.
Have a client struggling to save for a down payment?
Brokers can offer solutions now to clients who want to buy but don’t have enough for a down payment – taking a proactive approach to growing that book of business.
Mortgage for the teacher
Teach to take: It’s a mantra for high-flying brokers, writes Doren Aldana, offering a lesson in education-based marketing.
Brokers call for standardized penalties
Renewed frustration around lender penalties have forced one broker to make a FSCO complaint, but is it really time for Canada-wide regulation?