On the fast track
Proving location isn’t the most important factor, Moncton-based Yves Boudreau has, in six short years, built one of the country’s most successful brokerages
Don't go west young man?
It’s a buzz killer for young agents looking to escape competitors in larger cities, but the idea of virgin territory anywhere in Canada no longer exists, says one seasoned player.
Broker: banks winning the rental wars
Some mono-lines may in fact be chasing rental business to the banks by attaching premiums to both the borrower’s interest rate and insurance costs, argues one broker focused on that end of the market.
New association helps win tighter regulations
Execs at the country’s newest mortgage broker association may want to take a bow, having helped sell another province on the need to “professionalize” its mortgage brokers.
Scotia gives Canada Guaranty the nod
Canada Guaranty has added a big, fat red-and-white feather to its cap, announcing its suite of insurance products is now available through Scotiabank, both at the branch and through the broker channel.
All about the rate
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Canadian Mortgage Awards names finalists in lender categories
The lender community will be well represented at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards, as CMP has released the finalists for the underwriter and BDM categories today.
Association beefs up membership
The country’s newest mortgage broker association has spent its first few weeks beefing up membership rolls, setting an ambitious target for its fast approaching first quarter.
Broker points new way to new construction buyers
Brokers looking for an in with clients “buying off the plan” should bypass the developer’s office and head straight to online homebuyer forums, said an Ottawa mortgage professional successfully using that detour.
Alberta Invis-MI brokers react to reported rift with TD
Alberta mortgage professionals with one of the country’s biggest broker networks say they’re hoping for a speedy resolution to an apparent dispute with TD, resulting in their restricted access to the lender.