How do brokers beat the heat?
The dog days of summer are upon us, and brokers are finding clever ways to accommodate overheated clients and ensure deals done.
June numbers could mean hot July for brokers
Now may not be time for brokers to take their foot off the gas, with rising home sales in June likely to zap the strength of the fall market, according to one economist, reflecting on interest rates.
PropertyGuys.com mixing realty and mortgages
A leading for-sale-by-owner realty has announced new franchises in the Vancouver Delta specifically focused on leveraging the power of existing mortgage businesses.
Fighting rate by paying it forward
One Winnipeg mortgage broker is fighting the rate wars not by cutting into commissions, but by ‘paying it forward’ in $5 and $10 increments.
Making last year’s Commercial Top 10 boosted business: broker
One of CMP magazine’s Top 10 Commercial brokers from last year saw a definite uptick in business from making the list, raising his Google search profile and garnering attention from his residential counterparts.
Flaherty stays - better the devil you know
Mortgage brokers may have been ready to burn Jim Flaherty in effigy last year when he tightened the mortgage rules, but yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that Flaherty would remain as finance minister drew a grudging sigh of relief across the channel.
Family loans for first-time buyers a fact of life, says broker
According to a BMO report, at least one in four first-time homebuyers look to family to help make the downpayment – a number that may be low and a situation that is all too common, says one Toronto-area mortgage broker.
RateHub sees more clients clicking on variable rate options
If brokers want a barometer on what people are looking for in a mortgage, they need only check out the latest tracking numbers from RateHub.ca.
Tough year doesn’t diminish CMP Top 75 broker list
One Top 75 broker worked “harder and smarter” during what was a tough year in the channel – and did so without resorting to rate sites.
Hamilton brokers bask in housing boom
Hamilton mortgage brokers have been enjoying a blockbuster June, as that city has led Ontario in new housing with an impressive 65 per cent rise in starts.