OSFI plans B-21 official release
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has announced the planned release of the B-21 guidelines and admits there are still vulnerabilities to the mortgage insurance industry.
Self-awareness: The key to effective leadership?
Self-awareness is an underrated leadership competency, as it underpins the more obvious qualities of a leader, including confidence and strategic thinking. Learning how to master it could consequently be the key to becoming an outstanding leader and inspiring your broking team to hit greater heights.
Calgary MLS for September near record level
New figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board continue the trend of higher sales.
PIMCO says Bank of Canada should talk of rate rises
Fund management firm Pacific Investment Management Co. says that the Bank of Canada should revert to talk of higher interest rates to halt the inflating property market.
Should older seniors sell up and rent instead?
If you’ve owned your home for most of your adult life the concept of selling your property and renting may be somewhat hard to grasp but could it be the best option?
OSFI puts kibosh on bank risk-sharing
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) will not force Canada’s banks to assume more mortgage risk, despite calls from many in the industry for them to do so.
CMP Broker Lifestyle Survey: What should we ask?
Last year marked the inaugural Broker Lifestyle Issue and in it, we uncovered just what exactly makes up the average mortgage broker. But this year, we'd like to get even more detailed so let us know what questions you'd like to see us ask in the comments below.
Why personality beats products every time
"Sometimes brand success isn’t about product at all, it’s about attitude." These are the thoughts of uberbrand managing director Dan Ratner, who believes that a brand isn’t just a product or service. "It is the sum of everything your customers think about you.”
Realtors top the list for wage increases
The latest survey of payroll hours and earnings from Statistics Canada shows that real estate agents have seen the biggest gains in income in the past year.
Is there a better way to add the homes Vancouver needs?
Patrick Condon is the chairman of the University of BC’s urban design program and he believes that Vancouver’s current policy of building big developments away from the core downtown area isn’t necessarily the best option.