Newcomers to be honoured at CMAs
The mortgage broker industry has its fair share of regular faces; the old guard who have been leaders for years. Each year, however, a new crop of up-and-coming, ambitious professionals emerge and some of them will take home Canadian Mortgage Awards for their efforts. These are our finalists in a number of “newcomer” categories.
Broker debate over Flaherty's legacy
Brokers are of two minds following Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s announcement Tuesday that he is stepping down; some commend his initiatives while others are happy to see him go.
Broker: 'Recalibrate' business model to survive
One former CAAMP chair and head of one of the largest independent brokerages is warning brokers to “recalibrate” their business model or risk being left behind as the market changes.
Best advertising CMA finalists announced
In the continued unveiling of our CMA finalists, MortgageBrokerNews.ca announces the second round of shortlisted categories – with all winners set to be announced May 9 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
First round of Canadian Mortgage Awards finalists unveiled
Starting today MortgageBrokerNews.ca will begin unveiling finalists for the Canadian Mortgage Awards – set to draw hundreds of industry professionals to Toronto's Liberty Grand May 9.
Get to know the average first-time buyer
A new report indicates that first-time home buyers may have increased their average budget but are also waiting longer to make that first purchase in the wake of increased housing prices.
Jim Flaherty move shocks brokers
Brokers may not know whether to laugh or cry following Flaherty's announcement Tuesday.
CREA updates forecast
The Canadian Real Esate Assocation (CREA) updated its forecast for home sales in Canada Monday and the new data points to a very modest sales increase for 2014 and 2015; indicating brokers may have a tougher time funding deals in the next 24 months.
Major market to enjoy housing boom
One major market is expected to enjoy a significant housing boom and not the type caused by a bubble, according to one leading economist.
How to manage a disruptive broker
Running your own business isn’t easy. It’s a job that often requires tact and the ability to suppress embarrassment. So what can be done when one of your team's personalities is affecting team morale and engagement?