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  • Will brokers cash in on the optimism?

    Canadians are optimistic about market conditions - can agents capitalize on this window of opportunity and confidence?

  • Daily Market Update

    Flooding is a high priority for homeowners and now there’s overland insurance, but only for a few... Renovations continue to grow thanks to the ‘HGTV effect’... Greener homes held up by red tape... And why neighbourhoods are raising a glass to microbreweries…

  • Broker debate: 100 per cent financing

    Brokers are divided on one product that may be on the chopping block if OSFI B-21 guidelines get the go-ahead following their formal review.

  • Are lenders keeping up with demand for non-prime deals?

    Early results from CMP’s Brokers on lenders Survey point to an upward trend in brokers relying on non-prime deals in the wake of ever-tightening regulations. It isn’t too late to have your say.

  • 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?