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  • Condo market to land softly but certain markets in danger

    ​The Conference Board of Canada is joining the chorus of experts forecasting a soft landing for Canada’s condo market, though the optimism doesn’t extend to some of the more popular cities.

  • Daily Market Update

    More stats show house price rise… There’s still more room for growth in the market… Unreliable data affecting policy decisions… US first timers struggle to save down payments…

  • How NOT to negotiate

    Weiss identifies three common failings that negotiators make, some of which will come as a surprise even to seasoned veterans.

  • Last chance to participate in Brokers on Lenders Survey

    CMP’s Brokers on Lenders survey has been extended until Friday, August 15 to allow any tardy brokers to have their say and join the chorus of their peers who have already weighed in on the issues facing their lending partners.

  • Former bank employees find new home in broker industry

    Former bank employees continue to flock to the mortgage broker industry, with the latest defectors finding a new home with Canada’s largest broker network after gaining experience with a rival network for a year.

  • Daily Market Update

    CMHC figures support a soft landing… House prices up again in July, except in Winnipeg… Could we be about to see wooden skyscrapers?… And why 45-64 year olds are a ‘sandwich generation’?

  • Get interactive: Do you know your cultural profile?

    A new test can help avoid cultural misunderstanding holding back your business in Canada’s increasing diverse mortgage industry.

  • Experts split on rate outlook

    Will there be a rate fluctuation in the next 30-45 days? It depends who you ask.

  • Booming 2014 to give way to moderated 2015?

    ​CMHC forecasts gradually improving economic conditions in Canada in 2014 and 2015; though it also predicts a moderation in housing starts, according to its latest quarterly Housing Market Outlook report, released Wednesday.

  • Daily Market Update

    Economists suggest level of housing starts is unsustainable… Banks see decline in insured mortgages… Lying on loan applications is OK!… Condo King says foreign ownership is 50 per cent of the market…