Latest news

  • The current state of buydowns

    Record low rates are dramatically changing the nature and the frequency of broker buydowns, say industry players pointing to the bottom line.

  • Mortgage insurance reform proposed

    A leading think tank is proposing changes to the mortgage default insurance industry, including building a reserve fund – but at what cost to clients?

  • It is all about broker apps, not billboards

    Anyone with a smartphone has an app that they find invaluable; one Canadian company is designing apps specifically for mortgage brokers and real estate agents.

  • The best SEO in life may be free

    When clients type your name or firm into Google (or any search engine), what do they find? The answer to that question, and what happens next in the seconds following, can have a huge impact on your success as a mortgage broker.

  • Brokers call on national associations

    Whether it’s CAAMP or the recently launched CMBA, brokers are calling on national associations to go to bat for them with the big banks.

  • Renewed frustrations surrounding former grow-ops

    They’re in the news once again: Homes known to formerly house marijuana grow-ops are frustrating brokers and homeowners alike, and the latter has taken to for help.

  • Any positive client stories to share?

    One mortgage company is bringing together technology and happy client stories in one contest in the coming weeks.

  • Record smashed in Steel Town

  • HELOCs and household debt

    Growing housing prices are drawing more broker attention to HELOCs, especially in the wake of ever-increasing household debt.

  • Economist cautions BoC

    Speculation has begun to swirl prior to the next Bank of Canada rate meeting, with one economist vehemently arguing against further cuts.