• Bank of Canada sounds warning on GTA condo market by Donald Horne | 14 Jun 2013

    Once again, the warning bell has been sounded on Toronto’s condominium market – this time by the Bank of Canada. read more

  • MCC brand will continue, says DLC’s Mauris by Donald Horne | 14 Jun 2013

    Dominion Lending Centres’ purchase of The Mortgage Centre (MCC) from CIBC represents “a commitment to the mortgage broker space,” says DLC president Gary Mauris. read more

  • DLC acquires MCC by Vernon Clement Jones | 13 Jun 2013

    Dominion Lending Centres has acquired ownership of The Mortgage Centre, marking CIBC's absolute retreat from the broker channel. read more

  • May CMHC, Teranet numbers encouraging by Donald Horne | 13 Jun 2013

    Condo starts were up surprisingly for the month of May, reaching 200,000 from April’s 176,000 – helping to maintain a level number of new housing starts nationwide, according to CMHC’s latest seasonally adjusted annual rates. read more

  • GTA new homebuyers facing unfair tax load by Donald Horne | 13 Jun 2013

    It’s important information for brokers, but also their clients buying new builds in the GTA and facing an unprecedented spike in fees that won’t be covered by the mortgage. read more

  • First comes baby, then the CMP Top 75 by Donald Horne | 13 Jun 2013

    Skye McLean of Argentum Atlantic HS did – and she’s eager to be a Top 75 broker once again this year – even if she slips a little in the rankings. read more

  • Extension granted on MIC regulations by Donald Horne | 12 Jun 2013

    There will be a few more months of talks on how B.C.’s MIC regulations will take shape, as the exemption deadline for dealer registration has been pushed back by the British Columbia Securities Commission for another year. read more

  • Banks need to be held accountable on penalties, says expert by Donald Horne | 12 Jun 2013

    Getting a straight answer from a bank on a client’s loan is like pulling teeth, says one investment player expert in reducing mortgage penalties. read more

  • Western brokers to establish education platform by Donald Horne | 11 Jun 2013

    The Alberta and B.C. mortgage brokers associations announced yesterday they are establishing a Western Canadian education platform for members. read more

  • Brokers hold breath as monolines follow big banks by Donald Horne | 11 Jun 2013

    As the big banks increase their fixed rates, monolines like MCAP and First National are following suit – eliminating any breathing room for brokers already trimming commissions to accommodate clients. read more