Latest news

  • Daily Market Update

    Vancouver and Calgary continue to report price rises and sales growth, but Edmonton sees a “seasonal slide”…. Household debt on the rise, especially in the west… And consumer confidence falls for the first time in six months.

  • Insurer stat points to healthy market?

    One of Canada’s leading private insurers unveiled strong second quarter results and, perhaps more interestingly, one statistic that potentially points to a healthy housing market.

  • Bank products superior to monolines'

    Brokers often prefer sending business to their monoline partners rather than to one of the big banks and CMP’s forthcoming Brokers on Lenders survey will provide those partners with details on how to better compete.

  • How to get your brokers tech-savvy

    Getting your brokers up-to-speed with technology needs to be made a priority if your brokerage is to stay afloat.

  • Daily Market Update

    Could ‘try before you buy’ be the way ahead for real estate?... Co-housing project struggles with sales but do people understand what they are?... And mortgages become easier to secure in the US…

  • Brokers discuss incorporating

    A guest column by one of the industry’s most respected players stoked the fires of discussion Thursday, encouraging brokers to discuss the ins and outs of incorporating a brokerage.

  • Have your say: Do you do commercial business?

    In an increasingly competitive segment we want to know what percentage of our readers currently fund commercial deals.

  • Lighter side: Synergize your deliverables with Weird Al

    Weird Al Yankovic has been top of the news cycle this week with eight videos in eight days including “Tacky”, “Word Crimes” and now “Mission Statement”.

  • Daily Market Update

    Alberta has far higher household debt than the rest of Canada… Mortgage insurers report lower level of defaults… Academic analysis of the likelihood of a correction… And US lawmakers look to change controversial ‘two door’ rule.

  • Guest column: To be, or not to be? Incorporated, that is

    Leading mortgage broker Dustan Woodhouse puts forth his argument for incorporating your business.