Think tank crunches mortgage stats, urges policy makers to take a close look at mortgage habits and the impact of interest rates
The nearly 22,000 jobs Canada lost in January have resurrected fears of an economic slowdown large enough to scuttle the all-important spring market.
Gary Mauris is billing Dominion Lending Centres’s sponsorship of three of the largest home shows in Canada as a profile boost for all brokers, and not just his members.
Fourth quarter earnings show Genworth is bullish on bulk insurance – and that’s great news for brokers trying to satisfy self-employed clients.
Bankruptcy has become an all-too-easy for those unable to refinance, said one mortgage professional, calling on associations to offer a broker course in how to direct clients to other alternatives.
Here’s good news from a market considered the birthplace of bank-paid referrals for Realtors: Those real estate professionals are starting to turn them down.
An Alberta man on parole for mortgage fraud is going back to prison – proof of the court’s toughening stance on that kind of crime.
A marketing exec from the king of search engines – Google – will deliver the keynote for the upcoming Mortgage Summit, guiding brokers on how to use SEO to tap into a king’s ransom of online borrowers.
One DLC broker feels everyone in the channel won with those Super Bowl ads and is asking other broker networks to step up with their own consumer-focused advertising meant to lift the profile of mortgage professionals.
If you offer it, they will come. Eventually.
If the U.S. government gets its way a number of big fat chickens will soon come home to roost at S&P’s credit rating agency -- now facing civil action for its allegedly “fraudulent” role in the 2008 financial crisis.