Alberta's economy is on the road to recovery and more money is coming in, but there's no change to the government's projected $10.8-billion deficit this year
New quarterly figures form Statistics Canada show that investment in non-residential building construction increased 1.2 per cent to $13.1 billion in the third quarter.
Brokers are venting their frustration about staffing issues in the underwriting departments – at both monoline lenders and banks – and they believe it’s an issue that needs to be addressed to gain greater efficiencies and ensure client retention.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning to consumers and industry professionals about an unlicensed mortgage brokerage that is soliciting the public to invest in a condo project in Toronto.
Here are some practical ways to minimize the effect of emotion in negotiations – a perennially important lesson for mortgage brokers.
The latest figures show that Canada’s inflation was under control in September.
Business groups are angry that tax breaks on commercial property will be withdrawn pending an appeal on split-use land assessments.
Being near good transport links is often a must-have for homebuyers and developers are prepared to ensure that their projects have the best transit facilities, even if they have to fund them.
South of the border the recovery in the housing market is showing better signs.
Home insurance is a no-brainer – but would anyone think to obtain coverage for building a million-dollar home with an ocean view on the wrong lot?
CMP research identifying turnaround times as brokers’ biggest gripe has lenders suggesting blame may ultimately rest with those same finger-pointing originators.