Mortgage Architects news

  • Default insurer comparison: Micro condos

    Micro condos have been a hot topic in the mortgage industry, with several lenders shying away from these tiny units; but how do the insurers treat them?

  • Brokers: Lender scores with ARM

    Broker reviews for a new addition to one monoline’s offerings are already coming in, with many anticipating its even-stronger growth as a result.

  • Brokers rejoice over policy change

    It’s about time, say brokers upon hearing the news that more transparency will be required of their major bank competitors going forward.

  • Brokers react to RateHub announcement

    RateHub.ca will join forces with an influential channel player to launch a new brokerage, with several brokers arguing the move is a betrayal.

  • Broker frustrated by bidding wars

    Brokers are once again venting their frustration with the discrepancy between appraisal prices and sale prices of homes; though it isn’t the appraisers’ fault, according to one broker.

  • ​CMA Standouts: Anthony Contento

    Contento spent 25 years in the banking channel before making the move to the mortgage industry, but his brokerage is anything like a big bank; instead, he prefers to run a small and intimate office.

  • ​Canada's top 75 Brokers : Christine Xu

    Making her debut in the Top Five is mortgage broker Christine Xu of Mortgage Architects in Markham, Ont. Xu funded $120,034,969 in 2013 largely on the strength of residential deals.

  • Banks have A-business cornered?

    Another big bank has joined the ranks of lenders offering a sub-three per cent five-year fixed rate; signalling the growing importance of alternative lending to the mortgage broker industry, according to one player.

  • Repeat performances mark Canadian Mortgage Awards

    The success of the annual CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards roared across Toronto’s Liberty Grand Friday with over 600 attendees recognizing the industry’s top players – among them an unprecedented number of repeat winners.

  • Relicensing cull: Network heads Part II

    Brace yourselves: Our panel of broker network heads is anticipating a "whack of agents" will leave the business this year. That may not be a bad thing.