• Broker: Save clients from themselves by Vernon Clement Jones | 18 May 2012

    It’s the kind of due diligence that may cause brokers short-term pain, but many are acting nonetheless as the voice of reason for a growing number of clients caught up in bidding wars and in real jeopardy of compromising their futures. read more

  • What will brokers be doing to increase revenue? by | 18 May 2012

    Offering client more than mortgages is one strategy brokers use to diversify their revenue streams. Which services are brokers looking to add? read more

  • Mortgage debt hindering retirement planning: survey by | 18 May 2012

    Managing your mortgage obligations while trying to save for retirement isn’t getting any easier for Canadians, with a new poll revealing that over half expect to carry their mortgage into their retirement years. read more

  • Brokers need to see clearly when it comes to rate by | 17 May 2012

    For one broker it’s the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about: the fact that the industry continues to fight banks on rate when it is clear it can no longer do so successfully. read more

  • Don't go west young man? by Vernon Clement Jones | 17 May 2012

    It’s a buzz killer for young agents looking to escape competitors in larger cities, but the idea of virgin territory anywhere in Canada no longer exists, says one seasoned player. read more

  • Luxury homes still selling: report by | 17 May 2012

    While home sales and prices continue to moderate and even fall in some parts of the country, a new report finds that demand for high-end housing is ahead of last year’s pace. read more

  • Sears Canada selects Mortgage Alliance by John Tenpenny | 16 May 2012

    This month will see one of Canada’s largest retailers offer its customers mortgages as part of a new financial arm and those mortgages will be managed by Mortgage Alliance Canada. read more

  • OSFI addresses broker's criticism by Vernon Clement Jones | 15 May 2012

    Broker criticism of OSFI’s proposed guidelines may carry little weight with the regulator, its policy head answering and, perhaps, dismissing concerns those changes go too far. read more

  • Rate sites moving beyond brokers by Vernon Clement Jones | 15 May 2012

    The rate comparison business ain’t necessarily what it used to be, with one of the industry’s biggest lead-generation sites now looking beyond mortgages to ordinary savings and chequing accounts. read more

  • Vancouver, Toronto trade places in housing market by | 15 May 2012

    In a reversal of fortunes from this time last year, Toronto is now driving real estate activity and prices, while Vancouver lags behind. read more