• How to: Advise clients about bidding wars by MBN | 21 Mar 2014

    A broker is often a homebuyer’s first pit-stop on the way to home ownership but once that transaction is completed buyers may have to deal with the shark-infested waters that surround bidding wars. Here are some tips to pass on to your clients to better prepare them and build confidence. read more

  • Former Ontario broker faces 28 charges by Justin da Rosa | 21 Mar 2014

    The Financial Services Commission of Ontario has charged a former licensed broker with 28 counts under the Ontario Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act. read more

  • Newcomers to be honoured at CMAs by | 21 Mar 2014

    The mortgage broker industry has its fair share of regular faces; the old guard who have been leaders for years. Each year, however, a new crop of up-and-coming, ambitious professionals emerge and some of them will take home Canadian Mortgage Awards for their efforts. These are our finalists in a number of “newcomer” categories. read more

  • Broker debate over Flaherty's legacy by Justin da Rosa | 20 Mar 2014

    Brokers are of two minds following Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s announcement Tuesday that he is stepping down; some commend his initiatives while others are happy to see him go. read more

  • Broker: 'Recalibrate' business model to survive by Justin da Rosa | 20 Mar 2014

    One former CAAMP chair and head of one of the largest independent brokerages is warning brokers to “recalibrate” their business model or risk being left behind as the market changes. read more

  • Best advertising CMA finalists announced by | 20 Mar 2014

    In the continued unveiling of our CMA finalists, announces the second round of shortlisted categories – with all winners set to be announced May 9 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. read more

  • First round of Canadian Mortgage Awards finalists unveiled by CMP | 19 Mar 2014

    Starting today will begin unveiling finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards – set to draw hundreds of industry professionals to Toronto's Liberty Grand May 9. read more

  • Get to know the average first-time buyer by Jamie Henry | 19 Mar 2014

    A new report indicates that first-time home buyers may have increased their average budget but are also waiting longer to make that first purchase in the wake of increased housing prices. read more

  • Jim Flaherty move shocks brokers by MBN | 18 Mar 2014

    Brokers may not know whether to laugh or cry following Flaherty's announcement Tuesday. read more

  • CREA updates forecast by Justin da Rosa | 18 Mar 2014

    The Canadian Real Esate Assocation (CREA) updated its forecast for home sales in Canada Monday and the new data points to a very modest sales increase for 2014 and 2015; indicating brokers may have a tougher time funding deals in the next 24 months. read more