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  • Brokers blame busy August for slow September

    September is traditionally a busy month for brokers, but summer’s end has been slow for some following a busy August that saw rate-holders flood the market.

  • Banks' Beacon system produces higher scores?

    Brokers are hungry for a credit rating system that many banks use and where Beacon scores appear to be trending higher.

  • YTD sales increase in seven markets

    August stats from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reveal sales in many major markets are up year over year, with brokers in the Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta having the most cause to celebrate.

  • Brokers bolster credibility in the media

    Leading brokers regularly featured in the Toronto media suggest that with that exposure comes an obligation to bolster personal and industry credibility with straight talk focused on objective advice and avoiding unnecessary hype.

  • Brokers warn against dual licensing

    Brokers offering a cautionary note about dual licensing after one such industry player had his broker license suspended for five years.

  • Brokers share thoughts on business growth

    For a new broker, the hardest part may be branching outside the pool of friends and family to reach a larger client base – but coming from an industry known for its social aspect surely helps.

  • REMIC makes MBLAA recommendations

    The Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada (REMIC) has now delivered the recommendations of a 1,000 brokers to the man responsible for leading the review of Ontario’s MBLAA, with concerns about a potential double-standard high on the list.

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    Syndicated mortgages may still be relatively unknown, but leading player Fortress Real Developments hosted an informational conference Wednesday, focused on filling in the gaps and the opportunities for brokers and investors.

  • Poloz hints at removal of low-rate stimulus

    The country is returning to “natural economic growth,” Stephen Poloz, governor of the Bank of Canada, told a conference at the Vancouver Board and Trade Wednesday, hinting at the eventual removal of low-rate stimulus.

  • Mortgage Architects find a way to make conferences fun

    Company conferences can be long and drab, but when done right – as was the case at this summer’s Mortgage Architects national conference – they can provide a fun and engaging platform for employees to mingle and learn.