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  • The downside of financial incentives

    The world’s most successful companies use financial incentives – but what, if any, downsides are there to this common practice?

  • Daily Market Update

    Are Canadians still the biggest purchasers south of the border? …. Banking forums warns of ‘worry’ early signs of high property prices and low interest rates …. Albertans trade a longer commute for better climate…. And Calgary’s new urban village revealed….

  • Major broker announces executive appointment

    True North Mortgage announced the appointment of its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective July 1.

  • OSFI to work with lenders and insurers to safeguard market

    The housing market will remain a high risk to the Canadian economy, according to OSFI, who is willing to step in to provide further governance if deemed necessary.

  • Personal brands: How to stand out from the pack

    Truly effective personal branding is about how you’re perceived, because all brands exist in the minds of their market.

  • Daily Market Update

    Banking regulator warns of high prices and low mortgage rates…. Basement apartment permits scheme is painfully slow…. Why we should embrace social housing in our neighbourhoods…. And can our man in the UK prevent the bubble bursting?

  • New condo rules could cause boom

    New proposals to shake up Manitoba’s condo dealings may be worrying some sellers, but one agent believes it’s a good move for the industry.

  • Product requires work but is worth it, say brokers

    Purchase plus improvement mortgages are becoming more popular among brokers and although they may require a good deal of work, industry professionals share their tips on getting the deal done.

  • B-21 to erode credit union competitive advantage

    In a guest blog exclusively for MortgageBrokerNews.ca, Daniel Lewczuk of Mortgage Intelligence examines how credit unions -- who heretofore have enjoyed a competitive advantage over banks and monolines -- will be affected by OSFI's B-21 guidelines.

  • Home prices spark environmental concern | Rising vacancy rates | Crowd-funding kerfuffle

    Environmental impact on house prices, a concern for the Great Lakes...Commercial property sees vacancy rates rise again, but slower…and should real estate be excluded from ‘crowd-funding’?