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  • Daily Market Update

    Vancouver is Canada’s most expensive city to live in, says worldwide poll… Hamilton feels the heat from the growing housing market… Interest rates set to stay low until autumn 2015 say economists… And US mortgage rates creep up as economy improves…

  • Bank denies mortgage life insurance claim

    Brokers should warn clients of the potential pitfalls of mortgage life insurance, following one big bank’s negative press surrounding a claim denial.

  • Network not for sale

    One broker network executive has dispelled the notion that his company is looking to sell “to the highest bidder” following a deal that saw an influential channel player make an equity investment.

  • How to recruit 'passive candidates'

    Beneath the surface of actively-searching job applicants lies a deep pool of talent that can help close the skill gap that exists in many organizations. But how to tap into this often-overlooked segment?

  • Daily Market Update

    CMHC figures are in line with expectations… Royal LePage report shows a two-tier housing market in our cities… Even multimillionaires have mortgages but they’ll need a bigger down payment… And smart home tech giant links with developers…

  • Broker advises peers to be patient

    Patience is a virtue when it comes to commercial brokering , according to one leader in that space.

  • Report: industry professionals fear bubble

    Brokers may be split on the issue but a new study found that 56 per cent of mortgage industry respondents in Canada and the United States fear that “an unsustainable real estate bubble is inflating.”

  • Residential mortgage debt moderates

    Outstanding mortgage balances have moderated for a second consecutive month, according to RBC’s most recent Canadian credit report.

  • Daily Market Update

    Local housing data reveals widespread growth in June… Canadians still spending on winter escapes south of the border… Calgary penthouse becomes the city’s most expensive condo sale ever… And small homes with no mortgage - the future?

  • Broker: Lender amended contract after client signed

    Brokers advise clients to diligently read the fine print but what happens if the contract is changed after the client signed?