Put the blame on mortgage rules
A new report is placing the blame for a slowing real estate market squarely on the shoulders of the federal government and its move to tighter mortgage rules in July.
Friday’s funniest comments of the week
Where some of you found the time we can’t say, but you burned up our comment line this week with some of the funniest, driest witticisms in months.
Don’t let rate site popularity scare you
A new CMP article is being called the most persuasive argument for why rate sites are increasingly important to brokers, but try telling brokers that.
Broker brace for 25% price correction
There are gloomy forecasts and then there are gloomy forecasts, with a new economic report predicting a price correction nearly twice as deep as others for the Canadian housing market.
Women are from Venus, men are from Mars
Women may be from Venus and men from Mars, but in a tight real estate market, one industry veteran focused on that former group is offering brokers advice on how to better satisfy women clients.
CAAMP: Our SEO techniques are clean
CAAMP is fending off allegations it is has broken its own conduct rules with search engine optimization techniques deemed “unethical.”
Lenders divvy up FirstLine’s spoils, suggest report
The results are in, and as expected, big lenders, with the conspicuous exception of TD, have successfully divvied up FirstLine’s spoils
CAAMP lays out SEO ethical rules
On the heels of a case first brought to light by MortgageBrokerNews.ca, CAAMP is now reiterating the rules governing how members can use a competitor’s name to drive traffic to their websites.
Brokers to Associations: Stop road rep 'broker' use
Mortgage professionals are putting their associations on notice, insisting they use their clout to stop road reps from calling themselves “brokers.”
Road reps borrow 'broker' name
“For ease of use” some road reps are casually calling themselves “mortgage brokers who work for banks” to better "explain" their role to clients, one told MortgageBrokerNews.ca, arguing the practice is harmless.