• Daily Market Update by | 13 Jun 2014

    Three of Canada’s biggest financial institutions have released reports; the Bank of Montreal predicts a housing market slump in the next 5 years… the Bank of Canada says any crash would be devastating for the whole economy and the Teranet- National reports price rises in May…. read more

  • Brokers push back against industry trend by Justin da Rosa | 12 Jun 2014

    Rate discounting may be a necessity these days but many brokers are pushing back by drawing attention to the added value of advising clients about more than just rate. read more

  • Brokers debate: How much control should government have over market? by Justin da Rosa | 12 Jun 2014

    Following one industry professional’s argument that Finance Minister Joe Oliver should interfere in the mortgage lending industry, two brokers debate the role of government in regulating the housing market. read more

  • Broker tips for cottage properties by Jamie Henry | 12 Jun 2014

    The cottage real estate market is heating up along with the weather and brokers may be getting more inquiries from clients about purchasing these recreational properties. But are they prepared to answer all the questions? read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 12 Jun 2014

    Hot housing market increasing inequality says OECD…. Rents high, vacancies low says CMHC report…. Analysts do not think we’re in real danger of a market crash… and what adds $1000 to the cost of a new home? read more

  • Oliver's hands-off approach bad for the industry? by Justin da Rosa | 11 Jun 2014

    Brokers often lamented former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s willingness to tinker with mortgage rules and regulations but one industry professional believes current minister, Joe Oliver’s laissez-faire approach could have disastrous effects. read more

  • Brokers discuss client disclosure and credit unions by Justin da Rosa | 11 Jun 2014

    Credit Unions are quickly gaining market share and favour among brokers with their competitive rates but industry players realize proper client disclosure is required. read more

  • CMHC details buyer trends by Jamie Henry | 11 Jun 2014

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) completed an online survey of 3,584 recent mortgage consumers to determine current trends, some of which may surprise brokers and make them re-think how they market to home buyers. read more

  • Daily Market Update by | 11 Jun 2014

    The annual Spring Rental report is due this morning from CMHC….should the government be doing more to protect the market from a hard landing? …. And if you want a condo in Calgary, you better be quick ! read more

  • 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