News

  • Brokers: Banking double standard regarding wait times by Justin da Rosa | 20 Jun 2014

    Brokers are frustrated by increasingly lengthy processing times when dealing with the banks – especially when those same banks expeditiously approve broker clients in-branch. read more

  • Far-out Friday: Homes purchased with bitcoin by Jamie Henry | 20 Jun 2014

    Two London homes are apparently being purchased with bitcoin, according to an MSNBC report. read more

  • Business etiquette: 10 golden rules by MBN | 20 Jun 2014

    Have you ever been in a business situation and witnessed an event that was so cringe-worthy, it left you saying "really?" read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 20 Jun 2014

    The average household is slightly richer according to Stats Canada…. Why construction needs to be encouraged, for the good of the economy… seniors housing vacancies decline… and why your cottage may not be a great heirloom… read more

  • Brokers: CMHC refocus is misguided by Justin da Rosa | 19 Jun 2014

    Brokers have had time to let the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) recently announced priority shift to sink in and while some laud the crown corporation’s efforts, others believe it should be addressing more pressing concerns. read more

  • Brokers on Lenders Survey early results by Jamie Henry | 19 Jun 2014

    Results for the seventh-annual Brokers on Lenders Survey have been flying in and it seems that many of the main gripes from previous years still prevail. However, brokers are airing new concerns as well. Hurry and have your say by clicking here. read more

  • Mortgage debt down across country by Jamie Henry | 19 Jun 2014

    Mortgage debt growth is shrinking, according to Statistics Canada, signalling more prudent lending may be creating a healthier lending industry. read more

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry | 19 Jun 2014

    Vancouver is set for a construction boom….. Toronto’s luxury hotel-condo prices are not keeping up with their neighbourhoods…. Halifax planning too wrapped up in red tape…. And downtown’s fastest growing demographic; the condo kid! read more

  • Brokers call for appraisal changes by Justin da Rosa | 18 Jun 2014

    Brokers who are frustrated by outdated and inaccurate appraisals are calling for a reform that will take into account other valuations when deciding the value of a home. read more

  • CMHC to get back to its roots by Justin da Rosa | 18 Jun 2014

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will shift its priority back to its originally intended purpose: helping Canadians buy homes they can afford. read more