News

  • Regulator weighs in on ethical online issue by Nestor Arellano | 25 Sep 2012

    Even if you are not a CAAMP member, it’s more and more likely that you’ll be subjected to the same rules governing the Internet protocol of its members. read more

  • Banks hurt by slower new home sales by MBN | 25 Sep 2012

    August in Toronto was the slowest month in more than two years for new home sales, according to numbers released Monday and hinting at the effects of tighter mortgage rules. Still, it's one segment of the market brokers aren't too worried about, given historically low penetration rates with new construction. read more

  • Is ING Direct here to stay? by Nestor Arellano | 24 Sep 2012

    A Scotia-owned ING Direct may maintain its ties with the broker channel longer than many predicted, with the bank announcing it will work to double its customer base -- apparently without an expanded branch network. read more

  • Brokers prepare for agent drop-off by Nestor Arellano | 24 Sep 2012

    A softer housing market is poised to cull the number of renewing brokers in even the country’s most optimistic province, argue brokers in oil-rich Alberta, days ahead of a key deadline. read more

  • Put the blame on mortgage rules by Vernon Clement Jones | 24 Sep 2012

    A new report is placing the blame for a slowing real estate market squarely on the shoulders of the federal government and its move to tighter mortgage rules in July. read more

  • Friday’s funniest comments of the week by Nestor Arellano | 21 Sep 2012

    Where some of you found the time we can’t say, but you burned up our comment line this week with some of the funniest, driest witticisms in months. read more

  • Don’t let rate site popularity scare you by Nestor Arellano | 21 Sep 2012

    A new CMP article is being called the most persuasive argument for why rate sites are increasingly important to brokers, but try telling brokers that. read more

  • Broker brace for 25% price correction by CRE | 21 Sep 2012

    There are gloomy forecasts and then there are gloomy forecasts, with a new economic report predicting a price correction nearly twice as deep as others for the Canadian housing market. read more

  • 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