• 2011 GTA housing market one of the best on record by | 05 Jan 2012

    Brokers in the Greater Toronto Area enjoyed one of the best years for homes sales, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board, with both sales and prices rising year-over-year. read more

  • Broker: Treat new agents like new specialists by Vernon Clement Jones | 04 Jan 2012

    A seasoned broker is advocating a sea-change in the relationship between new agents and brokerages, suggesting the industry may want to adopt the banks’ mortgage specialist model. read more

  • CMHC agreeing with brokers? by Vernon Clement Jones | 04 Jan 2012

    A new report is backing up a broker beef, confirming consumer credit card debt has significantly outpaced mortgage growth. read more

  • Home sales rise, listings decline: Conference Board by | 04 Jan 2012

    Housing prices will continue to rise in the short term even as Canada’s resale housing market tightened slightly in November, as sales rose in more than 50 per cent of markets while the number of listings declined, according to the Conference Board of Canada. read more

  • Brokers: there are too many of us by Vernon Clement Jones | 03 Jan 2012

    Broker numbers continue to represent a challenge for the industry, that according to mortgage professionals themselves in answering a recent survey. read more

  • Bank poll supports broker interest in Alberta by Vernon Clement Jones | 03 Jan 2012

    Albertans remained the most positive about their financial fitness heading into 2011, suggests a new CIBC poll, indicating the province will continue to attract the attention of B.C. and Ontario mortgage brokers looking for opportunities outside of their home markets. read more

  • Consumers to brokers: What do you do? by Vernon Clement Jones | 23 Dec 2011

    Mortgage brokers have yet to clear the “biggest hurdle” standing in their way, according to the latest CAAMP-Maritz consumer survey, pointing to a paltry 5 per cent of respondents who really understand exactly what it is they do. read more

  • IMF comes bearing gifts by Vernon Clement Jones | 23 Dec 2011

    The IMF – and Vancouver – is offering mortgage brokers one last Christmas gift, suggesting the average home price is 10 per cent above where it should be, setting the stage for a major correction. read more

  • Report: Brokers challenged by younger clients by Vernon Clement Jones | 22 Dec 2011

    Mortgage broker clientele continue to skew younger than those of their bank competitors, according to the latest CAAMP-Maritz report on consumer perceptions, addressing a key factor continuing to limit broker commissions. read more

  • Xceed spreads commission cheer by Vernon Clement Jones | 21 Dec 2011

    Xceed is sweetening the commission pot for its growing number of broker partners, tabbing on 25 bps for deals funded during the holidays and, indeed, for two months afterward. read more