The once-hot real estate market cooled considerably in 2017, and with Guideline B20 on the horizon, all indications are that it will stay that way
Brokers are scratching their heads after a CBC radio program about mortgages appeared to lump monolines and brokers together with shadow lenders.
CAAMP has been criticized by broker members for years for publishing ads commending the skills of AMP brokers specifically, and a new national campaign expands that message; but that doesn’t mean it’s done with its AMP-focused campaigns.
One bank that prides itself in being 100 per cent Canadian owned has recently acquired an Alberta financial institution to increase its reach in the Edmonton area.
The current economic climate is expected to draw a number of one type of client, but it isn’t the kind brokers will cash in on.
It's one thing to read about the ever-increasing housing prices in Toronto; it's another to see a side-by-side comparison of how key neighbourhoods have been transformed in very little time.
When was the last time you popped in to your local real estate office and explained the niceties of prepping potential homebuyers for alternative lending? For one broker, it is a chat that can not only build relationships, but a book of clients.
Misguided information is causing an increase in the number of rate shoppers who aren’t quite sure what to make of the recent Bank of Canada rate cut, according to industry players.
They make great referral partners; still, brokers feel this one type of lender is shutting them out of the origination process.
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.
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.