• REMIC asks brokers to sign MBLAA petition by Justin da Rosa | 17 Oct 2013

    An industry player has presented a list of recommendations for the MBLAA review – one of them concerning regulation of bank reps – and he is asking brokers to sign a petition to be presented at the next MBLAA meeting. read more

  • Banks agree: Market will slow in 2014 by MBN | 17 Oct 2013

    The big banks have all weighed in on the housing market following CREA’s monthly report and there is a consensus among them: Expect the market to slow down in the coming 12 months. read more

  • Winner of last year's Employer of Choice speaks out by MBN | 17 Oct 2013

    Who will take home the honour this year? A year after TMG The Mortgage Group took home the CMA Award for Employer of Choice, the brokerage’s president still believes it was an honour to win and acknowledges it as a testament to the talented team the brokerage has assembled. read more

  • Broker gets last laugh on REDX by Justin da Rosa | 16 Oct 2013

    One broker’s victory over REDX marks an end to the kind of long battle too many industry professionals say they’re fighting because of AMP memberships. read more

  • Brokers may want to hop on the fastest-growing social media platform by Justin da Rosa | 16 Oct 2013

    Just when you have Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook finally figured out, recent data may convince you to add another social media platform to your marketing repertoire: Pinterest. read more

  • Homebuyers haggling in wake of higher rates by MBN | 16 Oct 2013

    With the release of CREA’s Canadian real estate report on Tuesday, National Bank Financial Markets has released its Teranet - National Bank House Price Index; which posits homebuyers are haggling for better home prices to balance out increased rates. read more

  • Lifestyle survey teaser: Brokers and vacation time by MBN | 15 Oct 2013

    We don’t want to spoil your appetite, so here is just a little taste of what our first-annual Broker Lifestyle Survey is revealing about brokers. read more

  • The broker channel and mixed martial arts? by Justin da Rosa | 15 Oct 2013

    With many conventional advertising methods tapped out, broker channel players are coming up with increasingly creative ways to catch the public eye, although this player’s out-of-the-box thinking KO’s all others. read more

  • CREA: Market to slow by MBN | 15 Oct 2013

    The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its monthly sales numbers for all of Canada and, although the market has normalized following a sluggish start to the year, the organization foresees a slowed market in the coming months. read more

  • Self-directed RRSPs: a dying breed? by MBN | 11 Oct 2013

    Banks have pulled back on their willingness to facilitate mortgage investment as part of self-directed RRSPs – a concern for brokers worried about shrinkage in alternative funding. read more