New BFS mortgage insurance rules change tomorrow
The new CMHC rules for self-employed borrowers take effect tomorrow and pose new challenges for this category of client.
CMAs 2010: The nominees for Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (both over and under 25 employees)
There are just two categories left to be announced for the 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards - the ING Direct awards for Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (more than 25 employees) and Mortgage Brokerage of the Year (less than 25 employees).
CMAs 2010: Nominees for the Mortgage Broker of the Year award (more than 25 employees)
Almost all the nominees for the 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards have been announced, but there are still a few key categories left, including the Bridgewater Bank award for Mortgage Broker of the Year (more than 25 employees), which recognizes brokers who are affiliated with a national network.
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Alternative Broker of the Year
Check out the nominees for the Home Trust award for Alternative Mortgage Broker of the Year.
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Best Individual Newcomer
With our popular vote awards categories announced, we want to tell you about the finalists in the remaining awards slots. Below, check out the nominees for the Genworth Financial Canada award for Best Individual Newcomer.
CMAs 2010: Nominees for Best Internet Presence
The 2010 CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards are less than two months away and we've just finished finalizing all the nominees. Each category will be posted online throughout the month of March (the full list will be published in the next issue of CMP), so be sure to check back often for the most up-to-date awards information.
"This is the bottom" for fixed and variable mortgage rates: industry panel
RateSupermarket.ca announced the formation of its monthly mortgage rate outlook panel, which gathered industry experts to comment on the short-term mortgage rate outlook for variable and fixed rate mortgages
Money now or later? The trailer fee debate
There are still only two Canadian lenders offering the trailer fee option, but that doesn't mean it's not being talked about. CMP checks in with brokers to see what they like and dislike about this form of payment
Mortgage Mentor adds rental financing tool to its line-up
The Vancouver-based software company Mortgage Mentor just announced the launch of its latest product, the Rentalsman, an interactive database of major Canadian lenders that provide rental and investment property financing.
Saskatchewan: more than just wheat
What's it like to be a mortgage broker in Saskatchewan? Erin Letson checks out the post-boom housing market, upcoming regulations and the overall state of the industry in this oft-overlooked prairie province