Effect of oil prices can’t be ignored says Royal Le Page
Home prices will increase by around 2.9 per cent nationally but the slowdown in the oil industry is likely to mean more than one provincial story.
CREB: Calgary sales to ease by 4 per cent
The volume of home sales in Calgary is predicted to ease by 4 per cent during this year due to economic uncertainty but prices will remain “relatively stable.”
Lender announces record year
Reverse mortgages are gaining in popularity across the country, as evidenced by one major lender’s record originations in 2014.
Up, down, or stagnant? What do brokers forecast for the overnight rate?
It’s time to have your say and vote on when – and if – the Bank of Canada will change its overnight rate this year. Take our latest poll.
Broker Association announces new members
One provincial broker organization announced the appointment of five professionals to its board of directors.
Making small presentations work
Presenting to a smaller audience requires a very different approach to a crowd.
Conference Board mentions recession for Alberta, Prentice says no
A report by the Conference Board of Canada has sparked reaction from other economists and Alberta’s premier.
Ottawa office sector set for shake-up
The office market in Ottawa, which ended 2014 with a near-record high vacancy rate, is set for a shake up.
No slowdown in household debt
While Canadians may be wary of the outlook for the economy, as shown by recent polls, it’s done little to dampen the appetite for debt.
Consumer sentiment dropping regarding housing prices
Brokers may be in for a difficult year, with consumer sentiment regarding the health of the housing market eroding, according to one recent report.