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  • Many brokers don’t unplug during time off

    Summer is quickly coming to a close and many brokers are thinking of taking some much needed time off; but with today’s technology is it possible to truly take time away from the office?

  • Daily Market Update

    More stats confirm the heat, but a warning from the UK market reminds us of how things can change… Edmonton sees a construction surge, but City Hall struggle to keep up… Big banks set to post healthy profits; good news for mortgage markets …. And a new type of foreign visitor for our biggest cities.

  • New poll: How do you vacation in the smart phone age?

    Let’s face it: cell phones these days are tiny computers that make it almost impossible to leave work behind at the office. We’re connected 24/7, expected to respond almost immediately to every inquiry – even if they are received at midnight or, dare I say, while we’re on vacation.

  • Hot summer continues for brokers across Canada

    According to CREA’s monthly national statistics sales edged up less than one per cent from June to July, continuing a trend begun in spring.

  • Condo market to land softly but certain markets in danger

    ​The Conference Board of Canada is joining the chorus of experts forecasting a soft landing for Canada’s condo market, though the optimism doesn’t extend to some of the more popular cities.

  • Daily Market Update

    More stats show house price rise… There’s still more room for growth in the market… Unreliable data affecting policy decisions… US first timers struggle to save down payments…

  • How NOT to negotiate

    Weiss identifies three common failings that negotiators make, some of which will come as a surprise even to seasoned veterans.

  • Last chance to participate in Brokers on Lenders Survey

    CMP’s Brokers on Lenders survey has been extended until Friday, August 15 to allow any tardy brokers to have their say and join the chorus of their peers who have already weighed in on the issues facing their lending partners.

  • Former bank employees find new home in broker industry

    Former bank employees continue to flock to the mortgage broker industry, with the latest defectors finding a new home with Canada’s largest broker network after gaining experience with a rival network for a year.

  • Daily Market Update

    CMHC figures support a soft landing… House prices up again in July, except in Winnipeg… Could we be about to see wooden skyscrapers?… And why 45-64 year olds are a ‘sandwich generation’?