Brokers split on CMHC proposal
Broker opinion is split -- following news that CMHC is considering banks to pay a deductible before mortgage claims are paid out – with some believing the move will lead to more careful underwriting and others thinking it could result in higher fees for clients.
Far Out Friday: This job's for the dogs
Licking your co-workers' faces would get you fired in most companies, but for a new hire at one North Sydney mortgage brokerage, it's in his job description.
How expert brokers achieve
When we talk about brokers selling successfully, it’s 95% people knowledge, 5% product knowledge, says Clifton Warren, principal at Corporate Eye Consulting.
Foreign investors fuelling price rises say realtors
Realtors say that the Chinese quest for prime real estate is pushing up prices in Vancouver to record highs.
Canmore perfect second home town
The mountain town of Canmore is gaining popularity with purchasers of second homes.
Edmonton’s new downtown entertainment centre edges closer
Plans to revitalize the downtown area of Edmonton with a new entertainment arena are beginning to take shape.
Consumer web-portal a first for the industry
In what the company is referring to as a “first” for the industry, one mortgage network has launched a consumer-facing web portal.
Clients to clamour for cheap rates?
Brokers will likely experience a number of inquiries about sub-three per cent mortgages in the coming days, following the return of one major bank’s 2.99 per cent five year fixed rate.
6 tips to gain the edge and meet your goals
Great people throughout history often fail, quite miserably, before finally reaching their goals, says international business strategist Dan Waldschmidt, who highlights the importance of not giving up at the first set of hurdles.
Alberta just keeps on building
The booming economy in Alberta could see the province building more homes than Quebec and the Maritime provinces combined.