One province is continuing to provide programs to help first-time home buyers jump into the market, and that’s great news for local brokers
Credit rating firm Moody’s says that Canada’s economy is in good shape; with a stable banking system and a near-balanced budget; but there is concern over the housing market.
The president of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation says that they are not alarmed by high prices and insists that the market is robust.
With more than two months still to go Calgary has broken one of its annual MLS sales records.
The latest Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index shows that consumers are less confident in the economy last week than they were the week before.
New quarterly figures form Statistics Canada show that investment in non-residential building construction increased 1.2 per cent to $13.1 billion in the third quarter.
Brokers are venting their frustration about staffing issues in the underwriting departments – at both monoline lenders and banks – and they believe it’s an issue that needs to be addressed to gain greater efficiencies and ensure client retention.
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) has issued a warning to consumers and industry professionals about an unlicensed mortgage brokerage that is soliciting the public to invest in a condo project in Toronto.
Here are some practical ways to minimize the effect of emotion in negotiations – a perennially important lesson for mortgage brokers.
The latest figures show that Canada’s inflation was under control in September.
Business groups are angry that tax breaks on commercial property will be withdrawn pending an appeal on split-use land assessments.