Economist weighs in on budget
The Canadian government has promised to dedicate $500,000 for collecting data on foreign ownership, but one leading economist hopes that data won’t be used to discourage foreign buyers
Network economist on broker business in 2016
Dr. Sherry Cooper talks to MortgageBrokerNews.ca’s about the Bank of Canada’s recent rate decision as well as what to expect from the housing market in the coming year
Brokers applaud government vow to track foreign data
CMHC has vowed to collect additional data on foreign ownership, which will provide more information on the amount of offshore investors taking advantage of tax loopholes, according to one broker
Brokers may soon learn their fate
FICOM’s window for comment on the pending disclosure rule change is drawing to a close, meaning brokers will likely know soon whether it will go into effect
Broker network head hints at consolidation
More consolidation is coming, according to one network head who has already received offers of his own
The skinny on celebrity endorsements
Big-name partnerships often cost a big buck, but it can be well worth it, writes Kevin Babin – if you take advantage of the opportunity
Should lenders verify a down payment source?
Enough is enough, argue some industry players, as lenders increasingly request proof of the source of a down payment
Impact of recent changes
Just how much will recent home buying changes impact the real estate market in B.C? One veteran lays it all out
Have your say: Did Trudeau’s debt answer satisfy?
Was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s answer to this important broker issue sufficient?
Should brokers be able to charge cancellation fees?
Despite the controversy, many brokers say they’d consider charging a fee to clients dropping out of a deal at the last minute