News

  • 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

  • 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