Scotia news

  • Bubble. What Bubble?

    An industry report questioned whether or not Canada was in the midst of a real estate bubble. Melissa Kim asked some of last year's CMP Top 50 brokers to weigh in on the possibility.

  • Lender panel plays it safe at CAAMP

    A panel of lenders at CAAMP's annual conference said they believe mortgage brokers' share of the market will continue to grow, but also emphasized the need for greater efficiency and speculated that volume bonuses could be scaled back over time.

  • Low rates should come with warning, experts say

    Cheap mortgages and the explosive resale housing market have been stirring fears of a housing bubble among economists and real estate experts.

  • The hands-on approach

    When Nicole Drummond, an Ottawa broker with the Mortgage Source, MCC, takes on a new client, she takes on everything - literally. CMP catches up with this top-producing broker as she prepares to wind down

  • Goodbye, paper

    The days of printouts and photocopies aren't gone yet, but more businesses are moving toward a paperless office to increase efficiency and cut back waste. Erin Letson shows you how to make the transition

  • Brokers on Lenders 2009

    With talk that the worst economic slowdown is over, it's interesting to point out that this year's CMP Brokers on Lenders survey was conducted just before things really picked up. The results may surprise you

  • Brokers on lenders survey: full results

    Every year CMP conducts a brokers on lenders survey and this year's results appeared in issue 4.7 (July), out this week. But there wasn't room for all of the results for all of the lenders so we were only able to list the top ten for each category. The following is a complete alphabetical list

  • Status seekers

    With more lenders creating benefit programs and preferred lists that target individual brokers, CMP looks at what's on offer and what these perks signal for both consumers and the industry

  • Hands-off appraisers

    The US may be moving to an appraisal regulation system that completely removes the lender and the broker from any position of decision-making. Should this made-in-America proposal cross the border into Canada?

  • The ownership model

    As Mortgage Architects celebrates its second anniversary, the leadership team talks about what the future holds for its brokers