Lender announces record year
Reverse mortgages are gaining in popularity across the country, as evidenced by one major lender’s record originations in 2014.
Up, down, or stagnant? What do brokers forecast for the overnight rate?
It’s time to have your say and vote on when – and if – the Bank of Canada will change its overnight rate this year. Take our latest poll.
Broker Association announces new members
One provincial broker organization announced the appointment of five professionals to its board of directors.
Making small presentations work
Presenting to a smaller audience requires a very different approach to a crowd.
Conference Board mentions recession for Alberta, Prentice says no
A report by the Conference Board of Canada has sparked reaction from other economists and Alberta’s premier.
Ottawa office sector set for shake-up
The office market in Ottawa, which ended 2014 with a near-record high vacancy rate, is set for a shake up.
No slowdown in household debt
While Canadians may be wary of the outlook for the economy, as shown by recent polls, it’s done little to dampen the appetite for debt.
Consumer sentiment dropping regarding housing prices
Brokers may be in for a difficult year, with consumer sentiment regarding the health of the housing market eroding, according to one recent report.
Useful client info: The cheapest day to buy
In what might be a useless bit of information for brokers to share with their clients, one Realtor has pinpointed the cheapest day of the year to buy a house.
How email newsletters can grow your business
Email newsletters may be viewed as an obsolete marketing tool, but their impact is undeniable: on average, they boast 4,300 per cent ROI – or about $42.08 for every dollar spent, according to a recent Direct Marketing Association report.