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  • Women are from Venus, men are from Mars by Nestor Arellano | 20 Sep 2012

    Women may be from Venus and men from Mars, but in a tight real estate market, one industry veteran focused on that former group is offering brokers advice on how to better satisfy women clients. read more

  • CAAMP: Our SEO techniques are clean by Nestor Arellano | 20 Sep 2012

    CAAMP is fending off allegations it is has broken its own conduct rules with search engine optimization techniques deemed “unethical.” read more

  • Lenders divvy up FirstLine’s spoils, suggest report by Nestor Arellano | 20 Sep 2012

    The results are in, and as expected, big lenders, with the conspicuous exception of TD, have successfully divvied up FirstLine’s spoils read more

  • CAAMP lays out SEO ethical rules by Nestor Arellano | 18 Sep 2012

    On the heels of a case first brought to light by MortgageBrokerNews.ca, CAAMP is now reiterating the rules governing how members can use a competitor’s name to drive traffic to their websites. read more

  • Brokers to Associations: Stop road rep 'broker' use by Nestor Arellano | 18 Sep 2012

    Mortgage professionals are putting their associations on notice, insisting they use their clout to stop road reps from calling themselves “brokers.” read more

  • Road reps borrow 'broker' name by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Sep 2012

    “For ease of use” some road reps are casually calling themselves “mortgage brokers who work for banks” to better "explain" their role to clients, one told MortgageBrokerNews.ca, arguing the practice is harmless. read more

  • Downside of low rates present opportunity by Nestor Arellano | 17 Sep 2012

    The low-interest-rate environment enticing many homeowners to switch mortgages is a perfect opportunity for brokers to coach their clients on how to avoid steep penalties. read more

  • CREA forecast darkens broker prospects by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 Sep 2012

    The future for Canada’s housing market won’t be nearly as bright as the Canadian Real Estate Association had earlier predicted, the organization now slashing its forecasts for this year and next. read more

  • Brokers laud Street Capital’s charter quest by Nestor Arellano | 14 Sep 2012

    It may be still two years away, but some brokers believe Street Capital’s chartered bank status ambitions are a step in the right direction. read more

  • Vanishing options a big issue for brokers by Nestor Arellano | 14 Sep 2012

    Early poll responses to the 2012 CMP Brokers on Lenders survey suggest brokers are concerned about the loss of product options and the cookie-cutter approach of conservative lenders. read more