• Realtor-client incentives raise concerns by Vernon Clement Jones | 19 Jun 2012

    Talk about one of the channel’s big banks is raising broker eyebrows in B.C., along with concerns the lender has sweetened its referral offer to Realtors with paid appraisals and legal for clients. read more

  • Recreational property sales on the upswing by | 19 Jun 2012

    Brokers may find themselves helping more clients acquire recreational properties this summer, as a recent report from one of the country’s largest real estate organizations indicates sales are picking up in most markets. read more

  • A new 2.99% comes to town by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Jun 2012

    A top online-lead-generation brokerage is now hawking its own offer of 2.99 on a five-year fixed – becoming what it bills as “the first Canadian mortgage broker to break the 3 per cent threshold." read more

  • Report: best part of 2012 behind brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Jun 2012

    There’s yet more indication that brokers who snoozed during a busy winter/spring season may lose out as Canada’s biggest and strongest real estate market finally shows signs of cooling. read more

  • Commercial boom to attract new brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 Jun 2012

    Commercial mortgage brokers may be sitting on the cusp of a boom, with a leading report on occupancy rates pointing to the tightest market in 27 years. read more

  • Lawyer for CIBC class action dispels rumours by Vernon Clement Jones | 14 Jun 2012

    The lawyer spearheading that class action suit against CIBC over prepayment penalties is putting the kibosh on speculation he’s cancelled the action. read more

  • Renaissance-ready Halifax wins new lender by | 14 Jun 2012

    Equitable Trust has now pushed into Nova Scotia, the alternative lender becoming one of the first to extend its reach coast to coast and just ahead of any boom expected from that $25 billion shipbuilding contract. read more

  • Home sales fall in May by | 14 Jun 2012

    More signs have appeared pointing to a continued softening of the Canadian housing market, with home sales dropping for the first time this year in May, according to Canada’s national real estate association. read more

  • New home prices continue to cool by | 14 Jun 2012

    Prices for new homes continue to cool, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. read more

  • CMP Top 75 Brokers list open for submissions by | 13 Jun 2012

    Want to tell your clients you're among Canada's top 75 mortgage brokers? Submit and you may even find out what it’s like to be No. 1! CMP magazine is now calling for submissions for the Top 75 brokers list for the 2011 financial year. read more