Time is running out to make the Top 10
The deadline for CMP’s Top 10 Commercial Brokers list is this Thursday, leaving only a few days for brokers to capitalize on this marketing boost.
Real estate regulations a model for mortgage sector, says broker
Ontario’s mortgage broker act could take a clue from the real estate sector, suggest brokers, who feel beefing up licensing requirements and improving enforcement can only benefit them.
Alberta appraisals backed up for days following flooding
Lenders are demanding fresh appraisals and inspections for homes in the flood-affected areas of Calgary and High River – with several deals waiting upwards of five days for an appraiser to become available.
RBC under fire for missing coverage
A Harvey, N.B., man is asking Royal Bank – the same lender that refinanced his mortgage without a lawyer’s signoff – why his home burned to the ground without fire insurance.
Hot commercial market will continue, says GTA insider
The commercial property market in the Greater Toronto Area reached a record $4.9 billion in the second quarter – but analysts are wondering if the true heights are yet to be hit.
Ottawa has ‘overtweaked’ housing market, says broker
Government intervention has gone too far already, and the decision by the new Bank of Canada governor to keep the overnight rate unchanged is welcomed news for a housing sector still reeling from “too much tweaking,” says one industry vet.
Awful GTA condo numbers no surprise, says industry player
It comes as no surprise to brokers that Greater Toronto Area condo sales plummeted last month, making for the lowest June on record for new sales, according to data from RealNet Canada and the Building Industry and Land Development Association.
Selling mortgages to a culture that doesn’t understand the term
How do you sell a mortgage to a community of people who distrust banks and are unfamiliar with the concept of a mortgage? One Alberta broker has the answer.
Veteran commercial broker not limited by borders
As the president of one of the oldest commercial brokerages in the country, Ed Estreicher knows exactly what it takes to be a Top 10 broker in his field.
Competing online may become a fact of life for B lenders
It’s a match-making service that may soon become a fact of life for B lenders, and as reported in CMP this spring, it’s making rapid progress in that direction.