News

  • Level the playing field for Genworth, expert warns by Jamie Farshchi | 20 Jun 2012

    Amid growing economic uncertainty in Canada’s housing market, mortgage finance expert Jane Londerville has called for a levelling of the playing field for government-backed residential mortgages. read more

  • Poll: Housing market to stall in 2013 by Jamie Farshchi | 20 Jun 2012

    Brokers now used to the churn of a busy market, brace yourselves: Price declines in condo-saturated markets like Toronto and Vancouver will cause Canada’s housing boom to stall next year, according to a Reuter’s poll. read more

  • Small market brokers join CMP top brokers list by CMP | 19 Jun 2012

    CMP is reaching out to more brokers – in more markets! – with this year’s TOP 75 and the addition of the Small Market Top 20. read more

  • 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