Will the rule changes imperil the future health of housing market?
Brokers who are active on Twitter – and those who aren’t yet – have an opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of people by taking part in a fraud chat hosted by FSCO and the Toronto Police Service every Thursday.
So it’s Friday, you’re looking forward to the weekend… Ever thought about what you’d do if you didn’t want to come back in to work on Monday?
It’s that time of year again, with our most popular issue – the one that gives 75 mortgage professionals a reason to boast – just around the corner.
Will brokers see this as a sign that the housing market is alive and well?
Businesses are increasingly relying on social media to get their message to the public and one leading broker network has announced a partnership that will help with just that.
The Bank of Canada is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at one per cent once again, pointing to inflation that is expected to hover below its target for the time being.
One industry analyst is questioning how CREA reports its home sales data, suggesting his own analysis points to a less frenetically paced market.
One local player -- who expects indirect help from the big networks -- is optimistic about the year ahead, despite a forecast that smaller brokerages will struggle in 2014.
Brokers are divided on whether they feel Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stepping down would benefit the mortgage industry, despite the finance minister’s history of instituting unpopular mortgage measures meant to cool the market.
The Canadian housing market is set for a potential 20 per cent correction over the next five years, according to the head of Canadian portfolio management for a global investment firm.