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  • Brokers sweeten their benefits packages

    In the hopes of holding onto their best employees, brokers are embracing more creative benefits packages. Those strategies are so creative, in some cases, they may just prompt an influx of job applications.

  • Which broker lender will feel the CMHC pinch?

    Brokers are already positing their own theories on which lenders will be hardest hit by CMHC’s move to cap access to government guarantees for securitized mortgages.

  • Stronger lender for A deals emerges

    Move over A lenders: Home Trust is poised to expand its presence in that sphere after winning the green light for a new -- OSFI-approved -- securitization model.

  • Brokers ready for active August

    Brokers expect August home sales to steal the fall market’s thunder as buyers look to move before a rise in interest rates – a trend July’s booming numbers highlight.

  • Government again moves to slow market

    It may be that other shoe brokers have been waiting to drop, with CMHC announcing it will now limit each lender enrolled in its mortgage-backed securities program to $350 million in guarantees for August.

  • Brokers applaud ATB rate move

    Alberta lender ATB Financial has ended its practice of discounting posted rates – welcomed news for brokers who view artificially high rates as confusing for clients.

  • Glut of luxury condos in Toronto market

    The $1-million cut-off on Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation insurance may have hit the luxury condo market, with a glut of inventory in Toronto suggesting it will take 20 months to clear given current demand.

  • Tougher MIC rules benefit everyone

    Tougher MIC rules mean a better, stronger MIC community within the broker channel, says one Alberta broker whose family has been operating a MIC for some 30 years.

  • July home sales take off in GTA

    Toronto real estate numbers for July were the best since 2009, with total sales up 16 per cent compared to last year, according to statistics released today by the Toronto Real Estate Board.

  • Home ownership still possible: CMHC

    With American home ownership having dropped to 1990 levels, Canadians should take pride in knowing they can still realize their own property dreams.