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  • Brokers: Save 20 per cent on mandatory course

    Brokers can save 20 per cent on tuition for REMIC’s upcoming 2014 Mortgage Broker and Agent Continuing Education course by pre-registering before November 1.

  • Credit Suisse: Not clear whether housing market will land hard or soft

    In its annual Global Wealth Report, Credit Suisse paints a opaque picture of the Canadian financial picture; which it attributes, in large part, to an unclear housing forecast.

  • CAAMP announces list of reps

    CAAMP recently released its roster of representatives for the upcoming two year term and one elected broker hopes to continue the tradition of giving brokers a national voice.

  • One player tries to save your clients money

    Though they specialize in townhouses, one industry player is making a recommendation to CMHC that may save your clients 15 per cent on their housing insurance.

  • MCC still strong following buyout

    Since Dominion Lending Centres acquired control of MCC, the broker network has not lost a single brokerage, according to its CEO, addressing speculation..

  • Calgary brokers may be in for a tough few months

    Calgary brokers may have it tougher than their counterparts in other provinces over the coming months, as house prices are being driven up by a lack of inventory.

  • B-deals take different skill-set

    As lending rules are continually tightened, some brokers may look to diversify their offering by targeting clients who do not fit the typical A-type profile. However, one leading broker in this space believes it takes a whole other skill-set than more traditional deals do.

  • New broker doesn't last long as independent

    For new mortgage brokers, joining a large broker network may be the way to go – as the connections and guidance can help rookies sharpen their skills in an increasingly competitive industry.

  • REMIC asks brokers to sign MBLAA petition

    An industry player has presented a list of recommendations for the MBLAA review – one of them concerning regulation of bank reps – and he is asking brokers to sign a petition to be presented at the next MBLAA meeting.

  • Banks agree: Market will slow in 2014

    The big banks have all weighed in on the housing market following CREA’s monthly report and there is a consensus among them: Expect the market to slow down in the coming 12 months.