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  • New audio textbook for agents course by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Nov 2012

    Students studying for an agent’s license in Ontario may now have an easier time of assimilating all that information, with one course provider introducing an audio version of its textbook. read more

  • Association membership should have its privileges: broker by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Nov 2012

    It may be the ultimate in big-sky thinking, with one veteran suggesting brokers should ultimately be able to access preferred status with lenders based on their membership in CAAMP or any other industry association – something that could dispense with the need for pooling and, ahem, broker networks. read more

  • Equitable Trust solves the securitization riddle by Nestor Arellano | 13 Nov 2012

    Equitable Trust solves the securitization riddle read more

  • O’Leary tips his hand by Nestor Arellano | 13 Nov 2012

    TV personality Kevin O’Leary may be tipping his hand as to what exactly his new mortgage business will focus on. read more

  • First-timer bonus helps -- not hurts -- some brokers by Nestor Arellano | 13 Nov 2012

    A government bonus for new homebuyers – tied to new construction purchases – has worried B.C. brokers, but has ultimately proven “harmless,” say some industry players read more

  • Tallying up broker giving in 2012 by | 12 Nov 2012

    CMP is making a list and checking it twice, and wants brokers and their networks to share how nice they’ve been to charities this year. read more

  • Brokers referrals boost reverse mortgage growth by Nestor Arellano | 12 Nov 2012

    Increasing broker channel referrals are an important driver of reverse mortgage growth, according to HomeEquity Bank, now announcing an 18 per cent increase in originations for the third quarter. read more

  • Signing service cuts turnaround times by half by Nestor Arellano | 11 Nov 2012

    Mortgage Alliance and law firm Anderson Sinclair recently rolled out a real estate closing package which they hope will cut by nearly 50 per cent the amount of time it takes to transact a mortgage application. read more

  • Association grows its reach by Nestor Arellano | 11 Nov 2012

    Atlantic Canada is edging closer to real regulation, with the Nova Scotia government now eyeing the region’s fledgling association as a provider of basic broker education even as another province appears to drag its heels. read more

  • Credit unions identify new B20 perils by Nestor Arellano | 09 Nov 2012

    The national trade association of credit unions is offering fresh criticism of OSFI lending guidelines, suggesting the rules unfairly limit mortgage access for immigrants, low-income, rural and Aboriginal Canadians. read more