• Broker to government: Back away from CMHC by Jamie Henry | 10 Jun 2014

    One broker takes umbrage with what he feels is the Canadian government limiting the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) influence in the market following the crown corporation’s most recent restructuring. read more

  • Brokers, rate your lenders by CMP | 10 Jun 2014

    Brokers looking to provide honest, anonymous opinion of lenders can look forward to the CMP Brokers on Lenders survey, back again by popular demand. And make no mistake lenders do welcome that frank feedback. read more

  • Lender policy change costs broker by Justin da Rosa | 10 Jun 2014

    One broker has a beef with a lender after a number of his mortgages were not honoured following a policy change. read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 10 Jun 2014

    More growth for the housing market, but is it just a post-winter catch up? ... Credit unions undercut banks on mortgage rates ... Is mortgage insurance really necessary? … And why that historic property may not be special any more… read more

  • What does the future hold for CMHC? by Justin da Rosa | 09 Jun 2014

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced further changes to its insurance offerings Friday, providing even more fodder for brokers to speculate about the future of the crown corporation. read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 09 Jun 2014

    The paperwork required when buying in Alberta is about to increase…. Home insurance claims rise …. And why the younger generation are aiming to be mortgage free in their 30s…. read more

  • Poll results: Brokers convert business on heels of increased competition by Justin da Rosa | 06 Jun 2014

    Opinion among brokers was divided about Investors Group’s recent rate promotion and just how good a deal it was for customers. We wanted cold, hard numbers, though, so we asked our readers how many were able to convert client inquiries into funded deals. Read on for the results. read more

  • Broker applies 80/20 rule to business by Jamie Henry | 06 Jun 2014

    The key to growing your business is to turn away certain clients and focus on a niche. Wait, that doesn’t make sense, does it? According to two industry players it makes all the sense in the world. read more

  • Far out Friday: Richard Branson sends email so offensive his own company blocks it by MBN | 06 Jun 2014

    Is the term ‘bollocks’ vulgar? Bollocks, says Sir Richard Branson. read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 06 Jun 2014

    Housing permit values rise in April, but non-residential numbers are down….. Spring arrives at last for the recreational property market… and why Winnipeg wants to cut down on parking lots….. read more