• CREA numbers reflect a February slump by Donald Horne | 15 Mar 2013

    The February slump was felt nationwide, as CREA’s February home price index sales numbers edged back down 2.1 per cent compared to January, with actual activity plummeting 15.8 per cent compared to February 2012. read more

  • Low rates, B lenders feed broker success by Donald Horne | 15 Mar 2013

    A faith in rates and a thriving B lender channel is keeping a good slice of the pie available to mortgage brokers, says Joe Walsh. read more

  • B.C.’s unwelcome April Fool’s joke by Donald Horne | 15 Mar 2013

    The switch back to GST and PST has been months of headaches for B.C. brokers, and an unwelcome brake on new home buyers waiting for the April 1 deadline, says Brent Morgan. read more

  • 170,000 potential plaintiffs in class action suit by Donald Horne | 14 Mar 2013

    If the class action suit against three broker channel players gets the go ahead, the potential number of plaintiffs could soar about 150,000, says the lawyer handling the case. read more

  • Renewals: a battle brokers can’t win? by Donald Horne | 14 Mar 2013

    The battle for renewals is a fight that brokers are gonna lose, says a leading mortgage broker. read more

  • Brokers are choosing prime time by Donald Horne | 13 Mar 2013

    Surprising poll results show brokers are still able to satisfy the majority of stated-income clients at prime lenders, despite tighter mortgage and underwriting regulations introduced last July. read more

  • Money talks for keeping clients by Donald Horne | 13 Mar 2013

    Marketing a brokerage and maintaining a book is the goal of every broker. Mortgage Alliance does it once a year with an oversized cheque. read more

  • Investment clients remain strong for brokers by Donald Horne | 13 Mar 2013

    Some brokers are finding investor clients a safe harbour in the stormy sea of predictions for the housing market. read more

  • Focus on refis, not first-timers by Donald Horne | 12 Mar 2013

    Instead of focusing on first-time buyers, CAAMP should push Ottawa on refinancing restrictions, says one industry vet, reacting to news the association has now tailored its lobby efforts. read more

  • TD report balances gloomy housing predictions by | 12 Mar 2013

    According to a new report from TD Economics, brokers need not worry about the housing market crashing over the next ten years. That said, it isn’t pegged to perform admirably, either. read more