• Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 08 Jul 2014

    Stats Canada report shows increase in building permits, especially in BC while Nova Scotia slips back… High end property is booming… Could Chinese investment cause a real estate crash?… And why not everyone is content with construction… read more

  • Client surprised by collateral charge mortgage requalification by Jamie Henry | 07 Jul 2014

    Collateral charge mortgages are often criticized for the barriers they place on client's ability to port their mortgage but one broker was frustrated when his client was forced to re-qualify with the same lender to access the collateral loan. read more

  • Lender wait times: Banks vs. monolines by Justin da Rosa | 07 Jul 2014

    When it comes to wait times are the monolines truly better than the banks? read more

  • Retaining clients: 5 key things to avoid by Jamie Henry | 07 Jul 2014

    Getting new clients through the door can be challenging enough, but how do you ensure that those clients will return time and time again? read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 07 Jul 2014

    Figures due this week are predicted to indicate the start of the ‘soft landing’… Urban home prices give boost to cottage country… And the harsh winter is still affecting our homes, this time it’s ants! read more

  • Lender invests in broker network by Justin da Rosa | 04 Jul 2014

    One of Canada’s largest lenders has made an equity investment in one of the industry’s major broker networks which, according to the players involved, is a positive sign for the industry as a whole. read more

  • Far out Friday: The secret confessions of office workers by Jamie Henry | 04 Jul 2014

    If you could make anonymous confessions about your working day, what would you say? A new app called Secret lets people post just such confessions, with hilarious results. read more

  • What's an investor client to do? by Jamie Henry | 04 Jul 2014

    Mortgages for investment properties are increasingly difficult to find, according to one industry player, who says his clients are forced to face a new reality. read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 04 Jul 2014

    ​Toronto Dominion predicts up to 6 per cent rises in house prices by year-end… Overall impact on sales from bad winter should be ‘neglible’ say Conference Board… Vancouver market still growing says credit union… And economy improving according to Stats Canada… read more

  • Broker frustrated by bidding wars by Jamie Henry | 03 Jul 2014

    Brokers are once again venting their frustration with the discrepancy between appraisal prices and sale prices of homes; though it isn’t the appraisers’ fault, according to one broker. read more