• Will employment grow equal rate growth? by Vernon Clement Jones | 04 Jan 2013

    Brokers worried stronger-than expected job numbers for December will spur the Bank of Canada into action may have it wrong, say economists, pointing to an otherwise sluggish economy and the continuing need for rate stimulus. read more

  • A 2013 forecast for brokers by CRE | 03 Jan 2013

    The verdict is in: 2013 may not be a great year for brokers, but it won’t be the worst. read more

  • Broker borrows 'look and feel' of rate sites by Vernon Clement Jones | 03 Jan 2013

    A Toronto broker has taken a page from rate comparison sites, borrowing their look and feel to drive more online shoppers to his own rates -- and no one else's. read more

  • Happy New Year, BFS clients by Vernon Clement Jones | 02 Jan 2013

    Ottawa's move to increase by $50-billion the amount of residential mortgages it will back through Genworth and Canada Guaranty may ultimately accrue to the benefit of alternative clients, suggest some brokers. read more

  • Broker: Tough training for tough times by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Dec 2012

    A brokerage owner wants peers to give the gift of tough love to agents next year, asking them to institute his brand of no-nonsense training – one that demands full and very punctual participation. read more

  • MA welcomes $200m brokerage by Vernon Clement Jones | 19 Dec 2012

    Mortgage Architects is the latest to welcome a high-volume team. read more

  • Act review looks at road rep licensing by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Dec 2012

    That review of B.C.’s broker legislation includes a look at whether mortgage specialists should be rolled into the regs, effectively holding their feet to the fire alongside channel competitors. read more

  • Bank earnings climb with new originations approach by | 18 Dec 2012

    National Bank's plans to bump up originations through "branch and mobile" forces doesn't appear to have hurt it in the short term, with the lender counting a 14-per cent hike in residential volumes for Q4. read more

  • Alberta brokers opt for alternative complaint resolution by Nestor Arellano | 17 Dec 2012

    The Real Estate Council of Alberta is pleased with the progress of a voluntary resolution process for minor consumer complaints against brokers, which the council launched a little over a year ago. read more

  • Slow November suggests 'cold' winter for brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Dec 2012

    National home sales fell 12 per cent last month, compared to November 2011, according to new stats, suggesting brokers across most of the country face a colder winter than last year's hot market. read more