• CMHC to brokers: Ontario market ready to grow by Donald Horne | 19 Apr 2013

    All the hype about Alberta’s real estate market may soon be relegated to the past. A regional economist with CMHC is expressing new optimism that it’s really Canada’s most populous province poised for market growth, after a year of “orderly adjustment.” read more

  • Brokers benefit from rate site, says Mangaroo by Donald Horne | 19 Apr 2013

    The real service rates sites offer brokers, says the head of one of the country’s leading web portals, is introducing consumers to their services – and not just the rock-bottom rates they advertise. read more

  • Still at the office, even on vacation by CMP | 19 Apr 2013 is continuing its series of features on finalists for Broker of the Year, with a look at Bill Harries, a proud MCC broker who's always within reach for his clients, even when he's on vacation. read more

  • Brokerages demanding more-experienced agents by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Apr 2013

    Your rise up the corporate ladder may just have become steeper. New agents are increasingly finding brokerages that demand nothing less than two or three years’ experience. read more

  • 'Mortgage loan growth' to get cut in half, say analysts by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Apr 2013

    In terms of competition, brokers, you ain’t seen nothing yet. RBC is now forecasting mortgage loan growth will get cut in half over the next two years compared to last year’s 5.4 per cent. read more

  • Lenders using conferences to win face time by Donald Horne | 18 Apr 2013

    The opportunity to mix and mingle with brokers at industry conferences such as The Mortgage Summit is increasingly important for lenders opting to go it alone without BDMs. read more

  • MorWEB/OTTO partnership takes brokers into the cloud by Donald Horne | 17 Apr 2013

    When Marlborough Stirling went looking to improve its broker sales platform, MorWEB, the answer was written in the stars – or rather the cloud. read more

  • It is all about the effort by CMP | 17 Apr 2013

    MortgageBrokerNews is continuing its series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the upcoming Canadian Mortgage Awards on May 10 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. read more

  • Credit Suisse scandal reinforces lending reticence by Donald Horne | 17 Apr 2013

    A guilty plea entered by a former Credit Suisse Group AG trader relating to the alleged inflation of U.S. subprime mortgage bond prices only reinforces reluctance among Canadian lenders, and that is unwarranted, says one broker. read more

  • CRA clampdown highlights broker value-add by Donald Horne | 16 Apr 2013

    The recent Canada Revenue Agency interest in people claiming their condos as homes instead of investment properties is long overdue, says one mortgage broker, also suggesting the crackdown illustrates the role brokers can play. read more